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Vivendi Universal Games Announces Spyro™ Shadow Legacy™ For Nintendo DS™

New Game in Sierra Entertainment’s Mega-Selling Spyro Franchise to Introduce Magic, Martial Arts and RPG Elements

LOS ANGELES (MAY 17, 2005) - Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) will bring Sierra Entertainment's SpyroTM Shadow LegacyTM, the newest installment of the 17 million-unit-selling Spyro franchise, to the Nintendo DSTM this Fall. Developed by Amaze Entertainment®, the action/adventure game will - for the first time - introduce magical powers, role playing game (RPG) elements, and martial arts fighting to the beloved Spyro gameplay.

"Spyro Shadow Legacy will take the Spyro heritage to the next level with more advanced and interactive features, as well as a greater emphasis on the story, richly developed characters and the introduction of Spyro's magical abilities," said Edward Zobrist, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing of Vivendi Universal Games. "Leveraging all of the technology made available by the Nintendo DS and Amaze Entertainment's gameplay innovations, Spyro Shadow Legacy will give players an entirely fresh and fun experience with one of their all-time favorite video game characters."

Spyro Shadow Legacy introduces role playing elements to the Dragon Realms, offering Spyro fans an "RPG light" experience with all new gameplay features. By fighting and defeating creatures in the game, players will earn experience points that improve Spyro's strength and abilities. This RPG element will allow players to use their experience to build Spyro's new magical powers and martial arts combat abilities as the game progresses.

Spyro Shadow Legacy for Nintendo DSTM leverages all of the technical innovations of the Nintendo DS, including dual screen, touch screen, wireless capabilities and 3D graphics. With touch screen controls, players can draw symbols to cast spells or use the second screen as an overhead map. Players can utilize the Nintendo DSTM wireless capabilities to trade collectible creatures with other players nearby.

Spyro Shadow Legacy is expected to be available at retail stores in fall 2005 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

About Amaze

Amaze Entertainment® is one of the world's largest independent interactive game development companies in the world. The company consistently delivers world-class multi-platform video games and has earned a reputation as an ideal partner, especially for high profile product launches based on popular brands and franchises like Harry Potter® and The Lord of the Rings®.

Founded in 1996 the Amaze Entertainment now employs almost 200 talented interactive game creators and continues to deliver games that maximize the capabilities of PCs and all video game devices, from Nintendo's DSTM and Sony's PSPTM to the powerful and complex advanced console systems. The company is extremely skilled at producing titles that help build existing brands and franchises. This quality is highly regarded by clients who turn to Amaze Entertainment for assistance in expanding their prized mass-market properties.

About Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)

Vivendi Universal Games ( is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category, and also holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment®, Radical Entertainment, Sierra® Entertainment and Massive EntertainmentTM. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of Warcraft® from Blizzard Entertainment; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The DragonTM, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit LarryTM, Ground Control® and Tribes®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.

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