Paris– Nov 30 , 2007– Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced the European launch of Urban Attack™, the long-awaited, original and inventive first-person-shooter (FPS) mobile game which has already received impressive review scores and previews from press and fans from around the world. Urban Attack is now available on mobile phones throughout Europe and will be available starting January 2008 in North America.
Urban Attack for mobile has been in development for more than twenty months and is the result of considerable research and development involving advanced 3D vectorial graphics and designed to function across more than 400 handsets. Urban Attack takes the shooting genre to an entirely new level with a number of features never before seen on mobile phones.
“We are very excited to launch the highly anticipated Urban Attack and are extremely proud of delivering a game that truly represents an evolution of the action game on mobile phones,” said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile.“Urban Attack leverages intense graphics, an engaging storyline and unique gameplay into a totally new franchise that we are sure will take mobile gaming to the next level.”
The title features an extremely varied and deep plot-driven storyline including 60 different shooting phases, 100 character animations, three unique shooting modes and five weapons options. There are 14 different enemy behaviors, ten side-quests and four unique environments including an underwater adventure. The game also features a revolutionary grid/keypad targeting system designed for optimum phone-specific ergonomics and a real-time sniping mode. The kinematics, enabled by state-of-the-art 3D rendering, produces a unique and fluid wire-frame appearance that reinforces the near-future storyline.
The innovation of the game has carried over into a creative marketing program that featured live action (filmed in the Paris underground) and wireframe animation“teaser” videos posted to YouTube, Daily Motion and other video-sharing Web sites; the online posting of a series of“Making of Urban Attack” videos filmed in partnership with French television channel Game In TV; and more recently with the launch of a title-specific state-of-the art Web site at www.urban-attack.com offering Urban Attack-themed online games and a free demo download code.
Urban Attack for mobile has received rave reviews from the games press and has already received numerous awards and accolades including a Gold Award and an exceptional 9/10 score from Pocket Gamer; 92% rating and an Excellence-Next Award from Projectnext.eu; 9/10 and a Mobile Game Award from Midlet-Review; 9/10 from GameConnect Magazine; and an 85% rating from MobileGamesFAQs.com. A sampling of quotes from the press include:
Pocket Gamer (UK):“Remarkable on so many levels…truly this is the zenith of Java gaming.”
The Guardian (UK):“Urban Attack is one of the twelve most promising games this year…”
MobileGameFAQs (UK):“The game looks stunning……the whole thing has been well thought out and well presented.”
Midlet-Review (Germany):“...a bold and unconventional foray into mobile 3D.”
ProjectNext (Germany): "Urban Attack" is the right choice... it's a Perfect Game!”
GameConnect (Netherlands):“Urban Attack is an incredible development... some of the most polished gameplay this side of a Valve production.”
The Urban Attack game is set in 2046, in the years following the third war in the Ukraine. A highly organized Russian Mafia is now in control of the Russian government. The main character, Yuri, is a 17-year-old agent in the UCCK network of technology and psy-ops experts set up by the Russian Mafia to operate covertly in the United States. The reason for the creation of the UCCK is unknown as are the details of Yuri’s past. Yuri has a phenomenal aptitude for understanding sophisticated weaponry and knows that any attempt to discover the truth will be a very dangerous pursuit.
For more information about the Urban Attack mobile game, visit www.Urban-Attack.com.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality titles for the mobile games market. The division runs a global business, with its headquarters, operations and an internal development team in Paris, a US-based team in Los Angeles and its Centerscore studio in San Mateo, California. The company publishes games based on original IP, popular entertainment licenses and classic Sierra Entertainment IP, which are distributed by more than 90 operators and dozens of Web portals in 60 countries around the world.
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