Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

GAMES DEAL FOR LORD OF THE RINGS

Expand Messages
  • Joan Marie Verba
    GAMES DEAL FOR LORD OF THE RINGS Hollywood Reporter posted the following: Electronic Arts has signed a contract with New Line Cinema to develop a series of
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2001
    • 0 Attachment
      GAMES DEAL FOR LORD OF THE RINGS

      Hollywood Reporter posted the following:

      Electronic Arts has signed a contract with New Line Cinema to develop a
      series of games based on "The Lord of the Rings" motion picture
      franchise,
      an Electronic Arts spokesman said. The games are in development for
      multiple
      gaming platforms. Terms of the multiyear deal were not disclosed.


      New Line executive vp worldwide licensing and merchandising David Imhoff
      confirmed the Electronic Arts videogame license and said an official
      announcement will be made shortly.

      Riot Entertainment has been awarded exclusive handheld wireless
      interactive
      game rights for the films and will debut the first graphical and text
      "Lord
      of the Rings" products this summer for personal data assistants and cell
      phones.

      Electronic Arts will face competition at retail from Vivendi Universal
      Publishing's Sierra Studio, which will develop and release multiple
      console
      and PC videogames based on J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord
      of
      the Rings" literary works over the next eight years. The first 3-D
      adventure
      game, "The Fellowship of the Ring," will ship early next year for
      Microsoft's Xbox (news - web sites). The game's release will likely
      allow
      Sierra to take advantage of the home video release of New Line's "The
      Fellowship of the Ring," which bows theatrically at Christmas.

      "We plan to release titles on all major gaming platforms in order to
      make
      the interactive versions of Tolkien's great works available to as many
      gamers as possible," Vivendi Universal Games CEO Hubert Joly said.
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.