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Sierra Announces Click Entertainment's Japanese Action-Oriented Role Playing Game to Hit Store Shelves

BELLEVUE, WA (September 25, 2001) - Sierra announced today that Throne of Darkness(tm), developed by San Francisco-based Click Entertainment, has shipped to retail outlets throughout the world. Now PC gamers everywhere can encounter a totally new type of action-oriented role-playing experience, using magic, weaponry, and cunning wits. Combining Japanese mythology and fast-paced multiplayer mayhem, Throne of Darkness takes the action/RPG model pioneered by Diablo(r) in a different direction with a unique storyline and a completely innovative multi-character control interface. More information on Throne of Darkness can be found at www.throneofdarkness.com.

"We came up with Throne of Darkness because we wanted to make a game based on all the Japanese historical dramas and animation we grew up with, something we haven't seen in the market before," said Ben Haas, CEO and art director at Click Entertainment. "I believe now we've succeeded in creating this vision, and we're releasing a game that will pave new ground in its genre."

"Where Throne sets itself apart from other action, role-playing games is through its Japanese single-player storyline, gameplay innovations, and unique multiplayer experience," said Craig Davison, marketing director at Sierra. "This title has received support from its fans and the press from all over the world and we believe Click has set the stage to make a significant mark in the RPG category."

Throne of Darkness offers gamers a massive single-player and multiplayer experience. Tightly based on Japanese mythology, the single-player game casts gamers in a fight to overthrow the Dark Warlord and his army of the undead. Seven distinct samurai are ready to challenge the evil that stalks the land. Lead up to four of these characters into battle with the unique Play Calling system for controlling the computer AI. The multiplayer game allows up to eight gamers to battle for supremacy in this ancient land.

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About Vivendi Universal Publishing
Vivendi Universal Publishing is a world leader in mass-market multimedia communications. The Company has 22,000 employees and 300 brands in 40 countries and aims to become the unchallenged leader in each of its operating sectors. VU Publishing had 2000 pro-forma revenues of 3.6 billion euros. A leading publisher of online and PC and Console-based interactive content, the Company's portfolio of entertainment software brands includes Blizzard Entertainment, Flipside.com, Sierra and Universal Interactive Studios. Interactive entertainment is one of parent company Vivendi Universal's key content areas, along with movies, music and other publishing activities.


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