Vivendi takes on Whirl Tour
Vivendi Universal Publishing announced today that it has acquired the rights to publish Whirl Tour, an extreme sports-adventure game, where players travel by way of a motor-power scooter. November 2002 is the expected release date, as Whirl Tour was previously held by Crave Entertainment.
"Extreme sports is a hot category in the games business right now, and Whirl Tour puts an exciting twist on the genre by incorporating action and adventure elements," said Luc Vanhal, President and COO, North America for VU Games. "We believe that Whirl Tour has the universal appeal necessary for success in the global games market and we look forward to launching this title in time for the holiday buying season."
"We're very excited about this new partnership," says Crave Entertainment president Ron Scott. "We expect that the capabilities of the VU Games marketing and sales teams will result in significant consumer awareness and retail presence for Whirl Tour."
9/23/2002 Matt Stensrud