VUG Introduces a Very Special Kind of F.E.A.R.
Company: V.U.G.
LOS ANGELES, CA – (September 02, 2005) – Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) today announced that Sierra Entertainment’s highly anticipated and award-winning PC game F.E.A.R. ™ (First Encounter Assault Recon) will be released in a ‘Director’s Edition’ DVD format. The Director’s Edition DVD will include exclusive content, including a “Making of F.E.A.R.” documentary, a developer’s roundtable commentary video, live action “declassified” interviews with Alma, and an exclusive F.E.A.R. machinima episode from Rooster Teeth Productions of Red vs. Blue fame.

Available in North America only, the Director’s Edition DVD will hit retail stores in October 2005. Gamers who preorder the DVD Edition at select retailers will also receive $5 off the final SRP when the game hits the streets.

The countdown to one of the most anticipated PC games of 2005 has begun! Widespread consumer anticipation for F.E.A.R. has been soaring since the single player demo was released on August 5, 2005. The demo reached an astounding one million downloads its first weekend of release – making F.E.A.R. one of the most popular game demo downloads in PC games history.

Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging, paranormal horror storyline. Already named ‘Best Action Game of E3 2005’ by the E3Critics, F.E.A.R has been called ‘Vivendi’s classic-in-the-making’ and ‘the PC’s top shooter’ by PC Gamer (September 2005). The game also earned the “Best PC Game” award at the 2005 Leipzig Games Convention in Germany.

To get more information on F.E.A.R, or to download the demo, please visit www.whatisfear.com.

F.E.A.R. has been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.

About Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, located in Kirkland, Washington, employs over 100 people. Over the past 10 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron 2.0

About Vivendi Universal 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, holds leading positions in the PC, console and handheld games markets, and is an emerging player in mobile and wireless games. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment®, Radical Entertainment, Sierra® Entertainment, Massive Entertainment™ and Swordfish Studios. 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 Dragon®, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit Larry™, and Ground Control®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.
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