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Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, has announced that The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) video game, based on Universal Pictures' upcoming epic adventure directed by Rob Cohen, has shipped to retailers across North America. Developed by Eurocom Studios for Wii(TM) and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, and by A2M for Nintendo DS(TM), the video game mirrors the fast-paced action and adventure found in the latest chapter in the hit Mummy series.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) game was created through a licensing agreement with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group.

In The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM), a third-person action-adventure video game, players will take on the heroic roles of Rick O'Connell and his son, Alex (played by Brendan Fraser and Luke Ford, respectively, in the film). Gamers will follow the explorers on their harrowing journey -- across exotic locations from the catacombs of ancient China to spectacular Himalayan peaks -- to defeat the vicious Dragon Emperor (Jet Li) and his reawakened terracotta servants.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) allows players to switch seamlessly between gunplay and hand-to-hand melee attacks. It also features a fast and fluid combat system and an extensive arsenal of weaponry that can be used to vanquish the many bone-chilling enemies players will face during their journey. Fans of the film will fight their way through the Mummy universe by utilizing combat, puzzle-solving and hieroglyphic decoding gameplay elements throughout.

"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) video game is inspired by the re-invention of one of the most successful and recognized film franchises to date," said Al Simone, senior vice president, global marketing, Sierra Entertainment. "This intense adventure captures the humor and fast-paced action of the film and extends the cinematic action to the small screen."

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor(TM) is rated T for "Teen" and is available on the Wii for the suggested retail price of $49.99, PlayStation(R)2 system for $39.99 and Nintendo DS for $29.99. For more information, please visit the game's official Web site at

About Sierra Entertainment

Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes innovative, high-quality interactive entertainment for personal computers, video game 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, BC; and Swordfish Studios in Birmingham and Manchester, England.

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About Eurocom Entertainment Software

Eurocom was founded in October 1988 by current owners: Mat Sneap, Tim Rogers, Neil Baldwin, Ian Sneap and Hugh Binns. Since that time, Eurocom has steadily expanded to cover all major consoles and PC, and has developed over seventy hit titles. Eurocom's development team is based in Derby, UK. Further information on Eurocom can be found at

About A2M

A2M is one of Canada's foremost independent videogame developers. Since 1992, A2M has created original concepts and developed games for leading videogame publishers across all available platforms: portable, current generation and next generation. A2M employs over 430 people at its studio in Montreal. In 2006, A2M was the only Canadian company to simultaneously be ranked among The 50 Best Managed Companies and the Deloitte Canadian Technology Fast 50.

About Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group

Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group (UPDPG) is responsible for global digital product development, production, licensing, distribution, and growth strategy for the extensive catalogue of Universal's properties across new and emerging digital platforms, including mobile, video game consoles, personal computers, and other portable devices. With a worldwide mandate to help shape the digital future of Universal Pictures, the Group has offices in Universal City, California; London, England; and Tokyo, Japan.

Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group is a unit of Universal Studios Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Universal Pictures is a division of NBC Universal, 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. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal 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. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
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