LOS ANGELES, CA â€“ October 17, 2005 â€“ Vivendi Universal Gamesâ€™ today announced that Sierra Entertainmentâ€™s award-winning F.E.A.R.&trade (First Encounter Assault Recon), one of the most anticipated games of 2005, has been shipped to retailers globally and will be available Tuesday, October 18, 2005.
â€œConsumers around the world will be able to get their copies of F.E.A.R. at the same time â€“ October 18th,â€ said Philip W. Oâ€™Neil, Chief Operating Officer and President of North America for Vivendi Universal Games. â€œThe great feedback that F.E.A.R. has received in the media has helped create a huge demand, one that can be satisfied tomorrow.â€
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 â€˜Best Action Game of E3 2005â€™ by the E3 Critics, F.E.A.R. has been called â€˜Vivendiâ€™s classic-in-the-makingâ€™ and â€˜the PCâ€™s top shooterâ€™ by PC Gamer (September 2005) who also gave the title 92% and the â€˜Editors Choiceâ€™ award. F.E.A.R has also received â€˜Editors Choiceâ€™ awards from GameSpot.com (9.1 out of 10) and IGN.com (9.2 out of 10).
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 â€œMâ€ 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 EntertainmentÂ®, Radical Entertainmentâ„¢, SierraÂ® Entertainment, 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 Entertainment; Crash BandicootÂ®, Spyro The DragonÂ®, Empire EarthÂ®, Leisure Suit Larryâ„¢ and Ground ControlÂ®. VU Games also maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox and Ludlum Entertainment.