Los Angeles – Sept. 12, 2006– Vivendi Games and HD Publishing today announced that the real-time strategy PC title Joint Task Force ("JTF") hit North American retail shelves. JTF is distributed in the U.S. by Vivendi Games under the Sierra Entertainment label.
Developed by Most Wanted Entertainment, Joint Task Force challenges players to confront the world's most volatile regions, complete with embedded media, political refugees, deadly insurgents and ruthless dictators.
"Gamers will be thrilled with the fast-paced tactical strategy of Joint Task Force," said Pascal Brochier, president, global retail for Vivendi Games. "Players choose their troops, build their skills and rank, and lead them through treacherous campaigns set in tomorrow's most hazardous war-zones.
Fully destructible 3D combat environments, officially licensed hardware from top defense contractors and missions based on real world combat situations make Joint Task Force the most realistic and immediate strategy experience available.
Joint Task Force will be available in Europe September 22, 2006. For more information about the game visit www.jointtaskforce.com.
About HD Publishing
HD Publishing is an international producer and publisher of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, HD's strong and diversified line-up has grown considerably, as has HD itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, HD has also confirmed its presence on the global market by publishing top selling computer games. Founded in 1993 in Holland, HD has published a wide range of products from Mortyr (1999) through to Nexus: The Jupiter Incident (2004) The company is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers around the world.
About Vivendi Games
Vivendi Games (www.vivendigames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPG) category, holds leading positions in the PC, console, handheld and mobile games markets, and is an emerging player in casual online games. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, the creator of World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and Warcraft; and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios, and Massive Entertainment. Sierra's IPs include Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, SWAT, Darkwatch, Timeshift, Ground Control and Leisure Suit Larry. Vivendi Games is also home to Vivendi Mobile Games, publishing games for the mobile market, and Sierra Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.
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