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ALIENS®: EXTERMINATION™ SET TO HIT THE COIN-OP SCENE THIS FALL
San Jose, Calif., March 15, 2006 - GLOBAL VR today announced its intentions to release an innovative new coin-op video game based upon the blockbuster movie title Aliens. The second movie in one of the most successful big screen franchises of all time, Aliens has also been one of the most successful video games based on a movie title. The game originally found its way to computer gaming when in 1986 it appeared as Alien: The Computer Game published by Activision. In 1989 the coin-op industry enjoyed the first arcade version of Alien developed and manufactured by Konami. Aliens hit the scene in 1990 published by Konami followed by Alien 3 - The Gun, in 1993 published by Sega and Alien vs. Predator published in 1994 by Capcom.
Today, GLOBAL VR and Twentieth Century Fox have teamed up with one of the coin-op industry's leading game developers, Play Mechanix, Inc. Founded in 1995 by George Petro, a former game designer for Midway Games, Play Mechanix has established itself as one of the industries leading developers of games for the coin-op and gaming industries. Hits such as Invasion The Abductors and Big Buck Hunter are examples of the successful products developed by the company. When asked about this new project George commented, "This is by far the most exciting new product we've worked on in a long time. It's not every day developers get a chance to work on such a high profile title. We intend to help make this game the biggest hit the coin-op industry has seen in years!"
When asked for comment about the new development effort, Jim DeRose, GLOBAL VR's President and CEO commented, "The title Aliens is synonymous with excitement and terror. Since the introduction of the very first movie 25 years ago movie goers and game players know that Aliens will deliver a unique and visceral experience unlike any other." He went on to comment, "It is our intention to bring an immersive and compelling new experience to players who enjoy the thrill of hunt and the terror that is uniquely Aliens."
The newest incarnation of the game takes place after Ripley and the surviving Colonial Marines leave planet LV-426. A mop-up operation headed by the colonial marines returns to the planet to finish off the Alien population that ravaged their troops years before. In the game the players take control of one of the best weapons in the Colonial Marine arsenal the M41A 10mm Pulse Rifle, over and under, with a 30mm grenade launcher.
Jeff Shotwell, GLOBAL VR's, ALIENS Extermination's game producer stated, "We have gone to extraordinary lengths to insure that the story line is consistent with the Aliens movie while at the same time introducing a new plot that will both thrill and entertain our players. All I can say is . "this is not just another bug hunt!" "
No details on ship date have been released. For more information on GLOBAL VR products please visit www.globalvr.com
About GLOBAL VR - Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Jose, California, GLOBAL VR® is the world's leading manufacturer of coin-operated video games based on home gaming technology. GLOBAL VR® is leveraging massive investment in development of home games and triggering a renaissance in the out-of-home video game industry. GLOBAL VR® has development agreements with the world's leading game publishers Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS), Atari (NASDAQ:ATAR) that provide exclusive rights to create coin-op versions of popular home games such as EA SPORTS PGA TOUR® GOLF, NEED FOR SPEED, Beach Head and Operation Blockade. More information on GLOBAL VR can be found at www.globalvr.com.
About UltraCade Technologies - Headquartered in San Jose, California, UltraCade Technologies, ranked number forty-eight in Entrepreneur's 2005 Hot 100 list, is the world's leading manufacturer of classic multi-game video machines for both the coin-op and consumer markets. With an ever-expanding library of licensed classic arcade titles, UltraCade continues to lead the retro-gaming movement. UltraCade designs and develops hardware and software technology that is licensed and used by a majority of leading-edge companies in the coin-op industry. More information about UltraCade Technologies and its products can be found on the company's website at www.ultracade.com.
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