Edison, New Jersey – December 1, 2011 – Majesco Entertainment, an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today that JAWS: Ultimate Predator is now available for the portable Nintendo 3DS™ system and the Wii™ system. Based on the iconic movie franchise, JAWS: Ultimate Predator lets players become the world’s most famous and deadliest shark , giving players a chance to wreak chaos and destruction as nature’s deadliest predator. The games have been developed through a license agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing.
JAWS returns to terrorize the ocean and its inhabitants in this re-imagined, underwater action-adventure game. Players take on the role of JAWS -- hunting and killing prey, roaming the depths of the sea and battling fearsome new bosses. Replete with hidden collectibles and upgradeable special abilities, players can tear their opponents to pieces with intense power and speed.
JAWS: Ultimate Predator is a visceral experience with a slew of satisfying combos, finishing moves and deadly special attacks! The ocean is rife with deadly enemies, and as JAWS, it’s your task to remain on top with skills like the Rage Meter that maxes out with each kill so you can perform brutal stealth attacks and shark frenzies. Set to the original score by John Williams, players will experience real life environments with lush underwater settings from Hawaii and Isla Guadalupe – to the infamous locale where it all started: Amity Island.
Both games are executive-produced by Microprose. Developed by n-Space, JAWS: Ultimate Predator on Nintendo 3DS™ is rated M for Mature and now available for the suggested retail price of $29.99. Developed by Tectonic Studios, a subsidiary of Collision Studios, JAWS: Ultimate Predator for Wii™ is rated T for Teen and now available for the suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information on JAWS: Ultimate Predator , please visit www.majescoentertainment.com/jaws .
Based on the popular bestseller by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Richard Zanuck and David Brown, Jaws both fascinated and terrified audiences, breaking box office records upon its release in 1975. Filled with heart-stopping tension and stunning power, the powerful film launched director Steven Spielberg’s phenomenal commercial success and won three Academy Awards®: Best Sound, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing. In addition, the memorable score by John Williams won a Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Score’ and was named one of the Top 100 Films by the American Film Institute.
Jaws also introduced the predatory shark as a new cinematic icon and struck a primal chord with audiences who connected overwhelmingly with the film’s mixture of action adventure, terror, and moments of hilarity. The impact was so enduring that audiences never looked at the water the same way again in this suspenseful story of an eastern seaboard community terrorized by a giant white shark.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as online, social networks and mobile devices. Product highlights include Zumba® Fitness, Cooking Mama™, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Hulk Hogan’s Main Event. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ with offices in San Francisco, CA, Bristol, UK, and a social games development studio in Foxboro, MA. More info can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.
About Microprose (formerly Interactive Game Group, LLC)
Microprose (formerly Interactive Game Group, LLC) is a company producing and acquiring video games and other interactive entertainment properties, whether packaged media, online or wireless. Created by Frederic Chesnais, former Chief Executive Officer of Atari Interactive, Inc. with a decade-long experience in acquiring, financing and licensing intellectual property rights in the video game industry, I2G is developing and financing a portfolio of video game properties, joining forces with the best studios, publishers and distributors for each project on a worldwide scale. I2G has recently been renamed Microprose, thereby reviving a brand with a long-term history in the videogame space.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal’s consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal’s theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio’s vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
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