(October 24, 2004 – Burbank, CA) - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA, today announced the confirmation of select talent, including Laurence Fishburne, Monica Bellucci and Mary Alice, for “The Matrix Online,” the massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) based on Warner Bros. Pictures' popular Matrix property. Capturing the authenticity of the Matrix films, Fishburne (Morpheus), Bellucci (Persephone), Alice (The Oracle), Lambert Wilson (The Merovingian), Harold Perrineau Jr. (Link), Harry Lennix (Lock), Nona Gaye (Zee), Collin Chou (Seraph) and Tanveer Atwal (Sati) have provided voice-overs and their character likenesses to the game. Don Davis, the film composer for the Matrix trilogy, is also providing the score for “The Matrix Online.” “Since ‘The Matrix Online’ is the legitimate continuation of the Matrix storyline, we felt that it was imperative to preserve character continuity between this game and the films as much as possible,” said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “On Jan 18th 2005, the Matrix storyline will resume right where it left off, and players will see, hear and ultimately interact with familiar characters while they make gameplay decisions that can become permanent legend in the storyline of the Matrix.” Launching on January 18, 2005, “The Matrix Online,” co-published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA, is a MMOG where tens of thousands of players will jack into the Matrix world to take an active role in continuing the saga of the Matrix movie trilogy. Developed by Monolith Productions in conjunction with the Wachowski Brothers, creators of the Matrix trilogy, the game will be a re-creation of the virtual world of the Matrix, employing cutting-edge 3-D graphics, networking and server technology. Gameplay in “The Matrix Online” will be based on intricate and exciting “wire-fu” combat, an extensive mission structure, social interaction and a completely customizable skill and ability system. For more information about “The Matrix Online” visit: www.TheMatrixOnline.com About SEGA SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.SEGA.com. About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications. “THE MATRIX ONLINE,” characters, names and all related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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