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ER: The Video Game Released to Relieve Medical Drama Re-run Blues

Perhaps the just released ER: THE VIDEO GAME (May 31, 2005) is the prescription for TV vieiwers of the medical drama going through summer re-run withdrawal.

The ER game for PC combines the best of the popular strategy/role-playing genre with the top-rated television franchise, ER. Players of the game will get to interact with their favorite stars in dramatic and engaging storylines reminiscent of the TV show. The ER videogame features voices and likenesses of trademark cast members, including Noah Wyle, Mekhi Phifer and Sherry Stringfield.

ER: THE VIDEO GAME, with an SRP of $29.95, is rated T for Teen and is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, published and animated by Legacy Interactive and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games.

The ER series is currently in its 11th season on NBC and attracts more than 20 million viewers per week.

A typical game scenario for the gamer is You are a new intern in the ER, youve got your work cut out for you. No sleep in 36 hours and you lay down for a well-deserved rest. Then the call comes in; theres been a freeway pileup with multiple victims. The ambulance is five minutes out. You drag yourself up and prepare for the next onslaught. Through it all, you will have to navigate goals, dodge sticky politics, deal with gut-wrenching ethical dilemmas and engage in steamy romances. Welcome to the life and death drama that is Chicagos County General Hospital.

For more, check out the official ER: THE VIDEO GAME website at