NEWS - Thursday, March 24, 2005

VU Buys Radical Entertainment

VU Purchases Radical Entertainment Vivendi Universal has completed the purchase of leading independent console developer, Radical Entertainment. Under the agreement, VU Games will retain Radical’s team of more than 200 development professionals, as well as acquire the studio’s exclusive game development technologies. Radical’s founder Ian Wilkinson has been named President, Radical Entertainment, and the studio will remain in Vancouver, Canada. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Radical is best known for developing critically acclaimed and commercially successful releases such as: The Simpson’s: Hit & Run, which sold more than 3.5 million retail units worldwide; The Hulk, which sold more than 2 million retail units worldwide; and The Simpson’s Road Rage, which sold 3 million retail units worldwide. Currently, the studio is developing several multi-platform titles for VU Games launching in 2005, including Scarface, Crash Tag Team Racing and The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.


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