Vivendi Games' Sierra Ent. has released MIAMI VICE THE GAME to U.S. retail stores. Set in present-day Miami, the third-person action shooter is inspired by the Universal Pictures crime drama, MIAMI VICE, in theaters July 28, 2006. Players will go deep undercover as narcotic officers Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the notorious world of MIAMI VICE.
Developed by U.K.-based Rebellion, MIAMI VICE THE GAME is available exclusively for PSP. The development of the game comes through an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
"By allowing players to go dangerously undercover as Crockett and Tubbs in the rich, glamorous and decadent world of MIAMI VICE, as well as providing game design elements that maximize the technology of the PSP system, including cutting-edge motion capture, highly-detailed environments and lighting effects inspired by the film, MIAMI VICE THE GAME delivers a truly authentic MIAMI VICE experience that will appeal to fans and action gamers," said Cindy Cook, chief strategy and marketing officer for Vivendi Games.
Players follow a storyline set just before the events of the film. Gamers must infiltrate the seedy underbelly of South Beach, and ultimately bring down the organization of an "untouchable" South American drug lord. Gamers may also choose to play as either Crockett or Tubbs, or team up via wireless to play each action-packed mission cooperatively. Armed with intelligence from informants and utilizing hacking skills, players take on the enemy in varied locations with an impressive array of weapons, including high-speed chases through Miami's treacherous waterways while engaging in boat-to-boat shootouts.
MIAMI VICE THE GAME is available for PSP for a suggested retail price of $39.99, with an ESRB "M" for Mature rating. For more information, please visit the game's official website at www.miamivicepsp.com.
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies, as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalog of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit 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 Ent., 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.
Vivendi Games (www.vivendigames.com) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is a 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 Ent., headquartered in Irvine, California, the creator of WORLD OF WARCRAFT, DIABLO, STARCRAFT and WARCRAFT; and Los Angeles-based Sierra Ent., which includes Radical Ent., Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios and Massive Ent. 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 Games Mobile, publishing games for the emerging 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 Ent. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.