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Press Release:

    Universal Interactive launches Monster Force, a new multi-player handheld game adventure

    Game Introduces Classic Universal Movie Monster Fans to Frank, Drac and Wolfie

    PARIS, France/UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., February 19, 2002 - Universal Interactive, Inc. announced today from Vivendi Universal Games' First Annual Games Faire at the Chateau de Méry-sur-Oise that it has created an original interactive entertainment title called "Monster Force."™

    The game, which stars three classic Universal movie monsters, The Frankenstein Monster, Dracula and the Wolf Man, in new incarnations as teenaged characters, Frank, Drac and Wolfie, is scheduled for release for the Game Boy® Advance in third quarter 2002.

    An action-adventure title, Monster Force tells the story of the teenage monsters' heroic efforts to defeat the evil terror that has seized their homeland. Players can choose to play as Frank, Drac or Wolfie in single- or multi-player mode as they explore more than 30 creature-infested levels including the Garden Maze, the Abandoned Village and the Spooky Cemetery. Players collect power-ups, master special moves unique to each character, perform skill tests, participate in a ranking system and otherwise do serious monster battle against an army of Pumpkin Warriors.

    "'Monster Force' is a fast-action game that re-imagines the best-known monsters in the history of entertainment in their teenage form for a new generation of video game players," said Jim Wilson, president of Universal Interactive. "Inspired by the enduring popularity of Universal's classic movie monsters, the game is all the fun and the fright of horror flicks shrunk to fit the palm of a player's hand."

    "Monster Force" is being developed by Digital Eclipse Software, Inc., developers of Universal Interactive's award-winning 2001 release "Spyro: Season of Ice."® Further information about "Monster Force" is available at

    About Universal Interactive, Inc.
    Universal Interactive, Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment company focusing on the development of world-renowned, studio-based and original franchises across multiple game platforms including handheld, next generation game consoles and the PC. The company's owned and licensed properties include Bruce Lee, Crash Bandicoot, The Incredible Hulk, The Scorpion King, Spyro the Dragon and The Thing. Based in Universal City, Calif., Universal Interactive is a studio of Vivendi Universal Publishing and part of the company's Vivendi Universal Games division.

    About Vivendi Universal Publishing
    Vivendi Universal Publishing (VU Publishing), the publishing division of the world's second largest communications group (Vivendi Universal), is an international leader in multi-platform publishing and content distribution. As one of the top three players in the global publishing market and the only publisher with an international reach, the Company's key content areas include literature, reference, education, games and consumer press. VU Publishing publishes content in four major languages, including English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and has strong local publishing brands, including Anaya, Atica, Houghton Mifflin, Knowledge Adventure, Larousse, Nathan and Scipione. In the games category, VU Publishing is a leading publisher of online, PC and console-based games. Its studios include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive.

    The Universal Studios Monsters are licensed by Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, a unit of Universal Studios (, a part of CANAL+, the TV and Film division of Vivendi Universal, a new global leader in media and communications.

    The Universal Studios Monsters are trademarks and copyrights of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing, Inc. All rights reserved.

    "Monster Force" has been rated E for Everyone with Mild Violence by the ESRB.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76520) on Oct 28, 2007.

Back of Box:
    Smashing Pumpkins has never been this fun!

    An unknown force has kidnapped Dr. Frankenstein and taken control of Monsterland by unleashing Pumpkin Warriors throughout the realm. Now it is up to you. Play as Frank, Drac or Wolfie and save the day!

    Challenge your friends in multiplayer mode

    Explore more than 35 eerie levels

    Save the world with your favorite movie monsters

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69396) on Jul 31, 2005.