READING, UK (14th August, 2007)– Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced the development of a PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system exclusive, based on the new Aliens/Predator film, which Twentieth Century Fox releases nationwide on December 25. Designed solely for the PSP System, players will become the ultimate Predator, hunting down and eliminating the Alien species in the authentic universe of the Aliens/Predator movie. The game is being developed by Rebellion, creator of the original highly acclaimed Alien vs. Predator PC game.
“We’re pleased to once again partner with Twentieth Century Fox to deliver an engaging interactive extension to the film,” said Al Simone, senior vice president, Global Marketing for Sierra Entertainment.“Pitting two of Hollywood’s most popular and terrifying monsters against each other, the upcoming Aliens/Predator movie will provide a gripping gaming experience for not only fans of the film, but anyone with a PSP system.”
Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President of Fox Licensing&Merchandising added,“The Aliens/Predator franchise is a crown jewel in the Fox portfolio and one of the most exciting properties for interactive content. Sierra Entertainment will create a game that will keep both fans of the films and avid gamers alike engaged for hours of immersive gameplay.”
In this third-person action-adventure, players will be an elite lone Predator with an arsenal of exotic weaponry and equipment at their disposal. The game will give access to advanced technologies with the Predator‘s wrist computer including Pred-tech/thermal vision modes and cloaking, to track, stalk and annihilate both humans and Aliens. Both classic and completely new futuristic weapons such as wrist blades, laser trip mines and dual shoulder cannons will give players the ability to eradicate all traces of the Alien race. With co-op multiplayer mode players will be able to team up with friends wirelessly to play as the Predator’s comrades, attempting to withstand hordes of attacking Aliens.
To add to the game’s challenging features, an honour point system will evaluate the player’s success based on how closely they adhere to the Predator’s value system. The higher the honour achievement, the more weapon and armor upgrades available to the player.
For more information on the upcoming movie in the Aliens/Predator franchise and Sierra Entertainment’s entire line-up of products, visit www.sierra.com.
About FOX Licensing&Merchandising
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About Sierra Entertainment
Sierra Entertainment ( www.sierra.com), a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes innovative, high-quality interactive entertainment for personal computers, videogame systems and handheld gaming devices. Sierra features a strong portfolio of titles based on original IP and popular licenses from industry-leading content partners. Sierra has four integrated internal studios providing top-notch creative talents, development capabilities across multiple genres and a global perspective: High Moon Studios in San Diego, CA; Massive Entertainment in Malmo, Sweden; Radical Entertainment in Vancouver, B.C.; and Swordfish Studios in Birmingham and Manchester, England.
The UK-based computer games super-developer was established in 1992 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. Major successes included the ground breaking Alien Vs. Predator on the Atari Jaguar in 1994 and Aliens Vs. Predator on PC in 1999. In 2006/7, Rebellion purchased the Core Design, Strangelite and Awesome studios establishing Rebellion as one of the largest and most innovative studios within the European development community. In 2007, Rebellion has been nominated for the 'Best Handheld Studio' and 'Business Development' awards for the Develop Industry Excellence Awards.
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