Vivendi Universal Games and Empire Interactive Sign Exclusive North American Distribution Agreement for FlatOut 2
Company: V.U.G.
LONDON and LOS ANGELES, July 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) and Empire Interactive (Empire), a U.K. computer games developer and publisher listed on AIM, today announced an exclusive agreement by which VU Games will market and distribute in North America, Empire's multi-platform destructive racing game FlatOut 2.

FlatOut 2, one of Empire's key frontline titles, builds on the success of the first installment, also distributed in North America by VU Games. Developed by the award-winning Finnish developer Bugbear Entertainment, FlatOut 2 is an over-the-top racing game where players experience the drive of their lives as they race around fully destructible environments in one of 16 fully customizable and upgradeable cars. FlatOut 2 is expected to launch in 2006 on Sony PlayStation 2, Microsoft Xbox and PC.

"We are very thrilled about FlatOut 2 with its revolutionary physics and great gameplay," said Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire. "Teaming up with VU Games was a natural decision and we anticipate the title to be a hit on both sides of the Atlantic."

"We are excited to continue our successful relationship with Empire Interactive with the newly signed distribution agreement for FlatOut 2," said Philip W. O'Neil, Chief Operating Officer and President of North America for Vivendi Universal Games.

FlatOut is scheduled to hit North American retail shelves this month, and is available for PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft and the PC.
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