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LOS ANGELES (September 9, 2004) - Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced a global distribution agreement with HD Interactive to distribute the action-packed, PC-based, 3D tactical strategy space game, Nexus - The Jupiter Incident.

Under terms of the agreement, VU Games will distribute the title across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific with the exception of France, Spain, Italy, Benelux and Russia. HD Interactive will be responsible for publishing the game.

"Our agreement with HD Interactive is a testament to VU Games' strong global distribution network and sales capabilities," said Bruce Hack, CEO of VU Games. "We look forward to partnering with HD Interactive with the launch of Nexus - The Jupiter Incident this fall."

"We are very excited about this new distribution partnership with VU Games." said Mike Klumper, Managing Director of HD Interactive. "VU Games' excellent distribution network will bring this unique product to gamers around the world."

Developed by Mithis Entertainment, Nexus - The Jupiter Incident is a real-time mission-based tactical strategy space game featuring spectacular real time-battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. The title is scheduled to launch in October 2004. For more information on the game, visit

About HD Interactive

Established in 1995 and based in Amsterdam, HD Interactive is the largest independent Dutch publisher of high-quality games for PC and consoles with a string of successful titles to its credit. Within a nine year period it has progressed from being a local distributor in the Benelux territories to its present standing as a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment products.

About Vivendi Universal Games

Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Fox Interactive and Massive Entertainment. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features multi-million unit selling properties such as Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Ground Control, Tribes and Leisure Suit Larry.

Media Contacts:

HD Interactive BV

Edgar Kapp

(+31) 204.680680

VU Games, UK

Lisa Richards (online only)

+44 207 633 0633

VU Games, US

Leslie Hollingshead

(310) 431-4533

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