LucasArts and BioWare Corp. to Create Ground-Breaking Interactive Entertainment Product

    SAN FRANCISCO & EDMONTON, CANADA, October 30 /CNW/ - LucasArts and
BioWare Corp. today announced that they have entered into an agreement to
create an interactive entertainment product. The product, details of which
will be unveiled at a later date, will be developed and published by BioWare
and LucasArts, and will push the boundaries of the gaming market by utilizing
the strengths of both companies to deliver an innovative, high-quality

    "LucasArts has a deep commitment to developing compelling stories and
characters for the unique medium of interactive entertainment, and we have
been searching for a developer that shares this value. We found this in
BioWare," said Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. "Through our previous
collaborations, we know that BioWare has an impressive ability to blend
gripping stories with technological advancements, and we believe that our
upcoming product will deliver an experience that will span the traditional
boundaries of video game entertainment."

    "BioWare's mission is to deliver the best story and character-driven
games in the world, delivering powerful emotional experiences to our fans,"
said Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer, BioWare Corp. Added Greg Zeschuk,
president of BioWare Corp., "The collaboration with LucasArts allows us to
combine our passion for creating high quality and innovative experiences with
those of a company dedicated to bringing only the finest games to market."

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    About BioWare

    BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company which develops
computer, console, handheld and online video games focused on rich stories and
memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's
best-selling titles including the award-winning Baldur's Gate(TM) and
Neverwinter Nights(TM) series, as well as the 2003 Game of the Year, Star
Wars(R): Knights of the Old Republic(TM). Original BioWare-created IPs include
the 2005 RPG of the Year, Jade Empire(TM), with next-generation titles Mass
Effect(TM) and Dragon Age(TM) currently in development. With studios in
Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is also hard at work on a new
title for the Nintendo DS(TM) based on Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as several
unannounced projects including a massively multiplayer online game. For more
information on BioWare, visit

    BioWare, BioWare Corp., Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire are
trademarks or registered trademarks owned by BioWare Corp. in the U.S. and
other countries. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their
respective owners. All rights reserved.

    About LucasArts

    LucasArts, a Lucasfilm Ltd. company, is a leading developer and publisher
of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console
systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well
as on the Internet at, LucasArts was created in 1982 by
George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a
state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.


For further information:

For further information: LucasArts Amy Stojsavljevic, PR Manager,
415-746-8627 or BioWare Corp. Matt Atwood, Senior PR
Manager, 780-430-0164, ext. 1450

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