LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2005) â€“ Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced its talent line-up for the highly-anticipated Super Hero game from Sierra Entertainment, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Leading voice-over cast members include: comic and sci-fi fanboy favorite Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Hulkâ€™s notorious rival Emil Blonsky and the Abomination; Neal McDonough, the voice of Bruce Banner in the late-90â€™s cartoon series â€œThe Incredible Hulk,â€ as Hulkâ€™s human genius alter ego; and actor Richard Moll as Devil Hulk, the embodiment of all that is evil within Bannerâ€™s own mind.
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is further brought to life through an original storyline written by Eisner Award-winning comic book writer Paul Jenkins (Hulk, Spider-Man) and high-quality art created by signature comic artist Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates, Ultimates 2.)
â€œThe authenticity, compelling storyline and unbelievable power and freedom found in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction create the consummate experience for Hulk fans and core gamers,â€ said Ed Zobrist, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, VU Games. â€œAdd the tremendous talent of our voice-over actors, sound effects design and musical teams, and weâ€™re delivering the best Super Hero video game ever!â€
Academy Award-winning sound effects designers, DaneTracks, widely known for its work on â€œThe Matrixâ€ film, helped create the sounds of ultimate devastation and annihilation that players will experience within The Incredible Hulk gameplay world. To develop the sound design, DaneTracks conducted a junkyard foley session to record sounds of cars being dropped on each other and ripped in half, to ensure the sounds of â€œultimate destructionâ€ in the game were authentic.
Acclaimed composer Bill Brown created the impressive soundtrack for The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Brown worked with the Los Angeles Orchestra to perform the original score. Brown is currently the composer for the hit CBS television series, â€œCSI: NY,â€ and his previous credits include composing and producing music for feature films such as â€œAny Given Sunday,â€ â€œAliâ€ and â€œFinding Forrester.â€
Developed by Radical Entertainment, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is slated to hit store shelves this August for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxÂ® video game system and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeâ„¢. Based on The Incredible Hulk character franchise from Marvel Enterprises, this action-adventure game will be available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 and with an ESRB â€œTâ€ for Teen rating. For more information, visit www.hulkgames.com.
About Marvel Enterprises, Inc.
With a library of over 5,000 proprietary characters, Marvel Enterprises, Inc. is one of the worldâ€™s most prominent character-based entertainment companies. Marvelâ€™s operations are focused in three areas: entertainment (Marvel Studios) and licensing, comic book publishing and toys (Toy Biz). Marvel facilitates the creation of entertainment projects, including feature films, DVD/home video, video games and television based on its characters and also licenses its characters for use in a wide range of consumer products and services including apparel, collectibles, snack foods and promotions. Marvelâ€™s characters and plot lines are created by its publishing segment that continues to expand its leadership position in the U.S. and worldwide while also serving as an invaluable source of intellectual property.
Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games)
Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) 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 BlizzardÂ® Entertainment, SierraÂ® Entertainment, Radical Entertainmentâ„¢, Massive Entertainmentâ„¢ and Swordfish Studios. VU Gamesâ€™ library of over 700 titles features owned intellectual properties including WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, DiabloÂ® and World of Warcraftâ„¢ from Blizzard; Crash BandicootÂ®, Spyro The DragonÂ®, Empire EarthÂ®, Leisure Suit Larryâ„¢, Ground ControlÂ® and TribesÂ®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox.