Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy Ships to Retail Stores Worldwide for PC
Company: V.U.G.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra® Entertainment and Mad Doc® Software, LLC have shipped Empire Earth® II: The Art of Supremacy to retail stores this week for the PC. Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy is the first expansion pack for the best-selling strategy game Empire Earth II, which won numerous "Editor's Choice" awards in 2005.

Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy returns gamers to the front lines of the greatest battles in history with new civilizations at their command, new campaigns and a host of new features. Bold victories on far-off battlefields, from wintry Russian plains to scorching African deserts, will establish the player's undisputable reputation as the world's greatest leader -- past, present and future.

"Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy gives fans of the franchise exactly what they are looking for -- more of what they love with new civilizations, modes, regions and challenges," said Peter Della Penna, Executive Vice President and COO, World Studios for Vivendi Universal Games. "With all of these new additions and improvements -- if you liked Empire Earth II, you'll love The Art of Supremacy."

"Empire Earth II had such a great response, that we came to the table knowing we needed to create an expansion worthy of its predecessor," notes Dr. Ian Davis, CEO of Mad Doc. "We wanted to offer up new civs, new campaigns, new scenarios -- lots of new content to expand the game. Yet when it came down to it, we wanted to add something new to the gameplay experience as well for fans. I like adding in new twists and turns -- I love keeping players on their toes, giving it a little push. There's enough here to make fans of the series very happy."

New features in the Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy expansion include:

* Four new civilizations; the French, Russians, plus the heroic Zulu and
Maasai of the all-new African region.

* Three globe-spanning campaigns that allow you to relive even more of
mankind's most legendary moments from the Pharaohs to Napoleon.

* Ten new combat units including formidable Zulu Warriors and Russian

* A Custom Civilization Editor that allows you to create civilizations
tailored for your specific play style.

* The ability to turn regular units into powerful Heroes in victory.

* Native Tribes that can be assimilated, conquered, or persuaded to fight
alongside you.

* Two new modes, including Fealty Mode, where players on the ropes can
declare "fealty," to become a permanent ally or vassal to another
player; and Tug-of-War Mode, where multiple battles are fought across
multiple maps with ultimate victory coming from defeating a foe on
their home map.

Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy expansion pack is now available at retail stores for an estimated retail price of $29.99. The game has been rated 'T for Teen' by the ESRB.

For more information about the Empire Earth series, including the award-winning Empire Earth II and Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy, please visit www.empireearth2.com.

Empire Earth Mobile

In addition, hardcore strategy gamers can now get their fix while on the go. Empire Earth Mobile is now available on carriers nationwide and playable on more than 200 types of GSM, Sprint and BREW handsets.

In Empire Earth Mobile, players will command forces from the past, present and future and build a civilization. To succeed, players must master resource management and conquer all opposition through 8 challenging campaigns. Empire Earth features a full combat system combined with strategic resource management, providing players with the means to capture and control an enemy's territory and move forward in time. Each age brings its own challenges, new units and additional complexity.

About the Empire Earth Series
Empire Earth is the historical real-time strategy series where players lead an empire on an epic conquest through all of human history and beyond. The series has sold more than 2 million copies for the PC since its introduction in 2001.

About Mad Doc Software, LLC
Mad Doc Software, LLC (www.maddocsoftware.com) consists of game industry veterans with experience in every aspect of game development and an unmatched expertise in Artificial Intelligence. An emerging force in the industry, Mad Doc was founded in 1999 by Dr. Ian Davis with the goal of developing AAA titles that expand the game playing experience and broaden the market through creative use of new Networking, Graphics, and AI technologies (Empire Earth II uses Mad Doc's Mad3D(TM) Game Engine and MadAI(TM) technologies). Collectively, the Massachusetts-based Mad Doc team members are responsible for over eight million units in the game market worldwide, earning the acclaim of players, critics, and publishers alike.

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(TM), Swordfish Studios and High Moon 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(TM), 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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