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Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend (Game Boy Advance)

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www.nintendo.com:
    Get ready for some martial arts fighting in this action-packed game starring the incomparable Bruce Lee.

    Quest for Revenge

    The unusual, movie-like premise has Bruce Lee starring as Hai Feng, the student of a great martial artist. After the death of his master, Hai Feng sets out to find the killers. To do so, he must infiltrate a sinister organization. His quest will lead him across the world and he'll have to fight a multitude of enemies.

    Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting

    Hai Feng's martial-arts expertise will definitely help with the numerous enemies he'll encounter. He's quick, he's nimble, and he has an impressive array of punishing moves: punches, kicks, blocks, back punches, split kicks, and more!

    The controls are easy to pick up and learn. Whether you're duking it out with a gang of thugs or avoiding obstacles, the movement is smooth and very responsive. Some of the advanced moves, such as wall kicks, are more difficult to pull off, but most players will get the hang of them fairly quickly.

    It's Those Little Extras that Make the Martial Artist

    Even with all the great action, there's still more. At the beginning of the game, you can choose from two outfits for Hai Feng to dress in. As you play the game, more become available. Intriguingly, there's a mysterious mode called Director's Cut to unlock. You can also play a Time Challenge mode.

    Graphics

    Detailed cut-scenes between acts reveal more of the story. Colorful backgrounds breathe life into locations ranging from small Chinese villages to big U.S. cities. The animation is superb. Hai Feng's movement is very smooth and fluid.

    Return of the Legend

    With great play control, nice graphics and animation and the legendary Bruce Lee, this game has quite a lot to offer. Fans of action games will enjoy the fast-paced gameplay.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Dec 25, 2004.

Press Release:
    VIVENDI UNIVERSAL GAMES TO SHIP BRUCE LEE: RETURN OF THE LEGEND

    New Title for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance Continues The Bruce Lee’ Legacy

    LOS ANGELES, CA (May 12, 2003) - Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) announced today that Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend for the Nintendo Game Boy® Advance will ship May 15, 2003 to Wal-Mart retail stores nationwide. Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend combines stealth and platform elements with classic Bruce Lee fighting action in a dramatic movie-like story line. The game's release marks the first time Bruce Lee fans will be able to play as a character based on the world-renowned martial arts legend on a handheld video game console.

    Vicarious Visions, critically acclaimed for its work on the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Crash Bandicoot® series of handheld games, has developed a fast-paced 2D action-adventure with classic Bruce Lee fighting styles and compelling mission-based levels. In a movie-like storyline, players will step into the Bruce Lee role as the character Hai Feng, a skilled martial arts student who must defeat a new set of adversaries to find the assassin of his master.

    Players must perfect a variety of martial arts moves including the fists of fury and become experts in the use of knockout darts, the bo staff and nunchakus. Hai Feng's quest sends players across the globe to international locations of mystery and intrigue.

    "Vivendi Universal Games' goal with this title was to create an authentic and compelling Bruce Lee game that extends the Bruce Lee legacy," said Philip O'Neil, SVP Sales & Marketing, Vivendi Universal Games. "Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend continues to underscore VU Games' commitment to delivering top quality interactive games to handheld enthusiasts."

    About Vivendi Universal Games Headquartered in New York, Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global leader in multi-platform interactive entertainment. A leading publisher of PC, console and online-based interactive content, Vivendi Universal Games' portfolio of development studios includes Black Label Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Coktel, Fox Interactive, Knowledge Adventure, NDA Productions, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive. Through its Partner Publishing Group, Vivendi Universal Games also co-publishes and/or distributes interactive products for a number of strategic partners, including Crave Entertainment, Interplay, Majesco, Mythic Entertainment and Simon & Schuster, among others.

    Bruce Lee is licensed by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG), which is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition. USCPG is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment (VUE) (www.universalstudios.com), the U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.

    Bruce Lee and the Bruce Lee likeness are trademarks and copyrights of Concord Moon, LLP. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing, LLLP. All Rights Reserved. For more information about Bruce Lee, go to www.bruceleefoundation.com.

    "Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend" for Game Boy® Advance has been rated E for Everyone with violence by the ESRB. # # #

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Feb 18, 2004.