Cold Winter Pre-Sell Now Available
Company: V.U.G.
Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today that the pre-sell for the upcoming PlayStation®2 first-person shooter Cold Winter™ is now available at retail. Gamers will receive a free bonus DVD when they pre-order* a copy of the gritty FPS action thriller set to hit shelves on May 10. The pre-order bonus DVD features exclusive content -- including a special interactive guide and a never-before-seen movie -- as well as unique assets that allow players to delve into the deep, shadowy world of international espionage in which Cold Winter is set.

The Cold Winter pre-order bonus DVD -- available at major retailers nationwide -- includes the following:

- Exclusive interactive hint guide
- First Look! The Story of Grey Wings movie
- Complete walkthrough of one of the game’s compelling levels
- Biography of Andrew Sterling
- Interviews (Development Director, Swordfish Studios and Producer, VU Games)
- Teaser trailer
- Listing of Cold Winter-related websites

About Cold Winter
In Cold Winter, the player is Andrew Sterling, a disavowed British MI6 agent and expert in the kind of covert operations the public doesn’t believe proper governments engage in. Gamers will experience incredibly realistic interaction throughout highly-detailed and life-like environments, featuring real-world physics, searching fallen enemies and manipulating objects to use as cover. As players encounter intelligent adversaries, they can choose from an arsenal of over 30 weapons which inflict extremely realistic zone-specific body damage and rag-doll death animations. The original storyline -- set in 2002 and written in collaboration with noted author Warren Ellis -- brings to life both the heroic and fatally-misguided characters that inhabit the shadowy world of international espionage.

Cold Winter will also feature multiplayer support (headset enabled) with up to eight-player online multiplayer action powered by GameSpy, or up to four-player split-screen off-line mode. Players can choose from six multiplayer game modes, over 30 player skins and 12 maps, as well as set the parameters to customize games.

Cold Winter will be available in North America on May 10, 2005 for a suggested retail price of $49.99, with an ESRB “M” for Mature rating. The game is developed exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system by UK-based Swordfish Studios. For more classified information, visit
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Game: Cold Winter (Playstation 2)