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Eragon arrives on Dragon Wings to retailers

Posted by: Dan at 11/15/2006 8:42 AM
A month before the movie is scheduled to open, Eragon the game has hit retailer shelves nationwide. Available across most platforms, the game will allow players to experience Dragon Riding in the mythical world of Alagaësia.

Eragon is available for the Mobile, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PC, Sony PSP, Playstation 2, Xbox and Xbox 360.


SIERRA ENTERTAINMENT UNLEASHES THE DRAGON IN ERAGON™ THE VIDEO GAME
Gamers Will Fulfill Their Dragon Rider Destiny When Video Game Ships On November 14th

Los Angeles, CA - November 14, 2006 - Sierra Entertainment announced today that the video game Eragon™, based on the upcoming epic adventure film from Twentieth Century Fox is available at retailers nationwide and will be followed by the feature film opening in theatres nationwide on December 15th. In Eragon™, the video game, players will immerse themselves in the mythical world of Alagaësia and fulfill their destiny as a Dragon Rider. Featuring the voice talents and likenesses from the film's star-filled cast – Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Garrett Hedlund and Robert Carlyle - Eragon is an unparalleled action-adventure fantasy experience.

"We are excited to capture the adventure and beauty of Eragon for fans worldwide and to create an interactive experience authentic to the Eragon universe in the official video game of the Twentieth Century Fox film," said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer for Vivendi Games. "Gamers will also have the ability to enter the Eragon adventure via multiple gaming platforms, from the comfort of their home with the console and PC versions as well as on the go with handheld and mobile RPGs."

Elie Dekel, executive vice president, Fox Licensing & Merchandising, added, "The world imagined in Eragon is one that is perfectly suited for the interactive platform and we can't wait for gamers to experience this rich universe in advance of the film. We think it will serve as the perfect entrée into this fantastic film."

"Our relationship with Fox has proven successful with hit titles such as Ice Age: The Meltdown and Robots," said Pascal Brochier president, Global Retail for Vivendi Games. "Eragon shares the same successful DNA and we expect fans and retailers globally to embrace this wonderful interactive interpretation."

Developed by Stormfront Studios, Eragon is available on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and entertainment system and PC. Developed by Amaze, Eragon is also available on the Game Boy® Advance system, Nintendo DS™ system and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system. Developed by Kaolink, Eragon the mobile game will be available on major carriers by early December.

About Eragon for Console and PC
Based on the Twentieth Century Fox film, and author Christopher Paolini's worldwide literary phenomenon, Eragon immerses the player in a magical world of dragons, destiny and adventure. As they fulfill their destiny as a Dragon Rider, gamers will engage in intense battles with an unparalleled magic-based combat system, including stunning finishing moves, multiple grapples and unique counter attacks. The adventure is heightened with dragon flight-based combat and devastating dragon summon attacks. Fantasy fans can also share the adventure with 2 player co-op gameplay.

About Eragon for Handheld
Offering a completely different gaming experience on all major handheld platforms, Eragon will offer Nintendo DS gamers an action-filled combat-RPG with touch screen spell casting and unique dual screen attack mode. Gamers can also sharpen their magic and dragon riding skills in unlockable minigames.

Delving further into the rich story of the Eragon universe, Eragon for the Game Boy Advance is a deep, story-driven turn-based RPG with nine playable characters and fully customizable character skills, along with weapon forging and potion crafting.

Eragon and Saphira take flight on the PSP system in an aerial combat game featuring four person multiplayer in seven different arenas with 12 unlockable arena game types. An extensive single player story mode allows gamers to experience the epic Eragon saga from the dragon's perspective.

For more information go to www.eragongame.com.

About Eragon for Mobile
The Eragon mobile game captures the graphical elements, storyline, and combat gameplay of the console version in this RPG game designed with a classical display and horizontal scrolling. Players can alternately control the hero, Eragon, and the dragon, Saphira, and use a simple key-set to engage in multiple combinations of actions based on the in-game situation. Players can choose multiple paths among several possibilities while following the storyline. Eragon's character can be customized and modified to enhance his skills. His character can be more combat-oriented or focused on magic spells – even combining the two attributes. Through the mobile game, which will be distributed worldwide via Vivendi Games Mobile, players get access to a cheat code to engage in Fury Mode on the Xbox and PlayStation 2 game versions.

About FOX Licensing & Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.