Much like the ultra-cool parties thrown by Hugh Hefner in real life, players will have the opportunity to host incredible parties for dozens of celebrities in "Playboy: The Mansion." Each celebrity comes equipped with his/her own characteristic data, unique to the real life personality being emulated. In addition to their physical likeness, every celebrity possesses a set of moods and drives that steer their motivations and reactions in specific social situations. Even their own zodiac signs mysteriously affect the celebrity guests. Players have the opportunity to interact with these celebrities in order to build meaningful friendships, strike profitable business deals, or even stimulate a sizzling romance.
I am very excited about my cameo in this game, said internationally known actress, model, TV host and Playboy favorite the sexy Carmen Electra. Ive always had a soft spot in my heart for Hef and the incredible lifestyle he lives, and to have a virtual avatar representing me in 'Playboy: The Mansion' is very exciting. I look forward to seeing myself at many of the incredible parties that gamers will throw in their virtual Playboy Mansions on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.
To kick off the addition of these celebrities in the game, ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games are happy to announce a new Web site dedicated to the title. Located at www.PlayHef.com, gamers can check out the latest news and info, screenshots, artwork, downloadable features and forums where they can talk with others about the game and their own ideas on how they will live the lifestyle of the worlds ultimate Playboy.
We are happy to have the star caliber that our celebrities bring to this game, said Jim Perkins, founder, president and CEO of ARUSH Entertainment. The best part about 'Playboy: The Mansion' is throwing kick-ass parties, and having cool celebs like Carmen and Tom make the experience more realistic for gamers. They arent partying with Adrian Actor; they are partying with people they can see on TV or in movies any day of the week.
The release of "Playboy: The Mansion(tm)" marks Playboys entry into the video game category and underlines the growth of Playboys licensing business in the entertainment arena. In addition to game industry advertising and merchandising initiatives, ARUSH and Groove will aggressively market the game in Playboy magazine and on Playboy.com to support the launch.
"Playboy: The Mansion," distributed in North America by Hip Interactive and developed by Cyberlore Studios, will be available for purchase at nearby retail stores during the 2004 Holiday season. For more information on the game, please visit www.PlayHef.com.
About ARUSH Entertainment
Based in Scottsdale, Ariz., ARUSH Entertainment is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software for personal computers and advanced entertainment consoles. As a division of World Entertainment Broadcasting Corporation (WEB Corp.,) ARUSH publishes PC and console video games for sale in retail outlets and on the Internet. The Company recently published Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project(tm), Hunting Unlimited(r), and Devastation(tm). For more information, please visit www.ArushGames.com.
About Groove Games
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Groove Games is a global publisher of interactive entertainment software. Grooves mission is to partner with worldwide-recognized developers and licensors in order to publish great games for avid gamers everywhere. Groove recently published DevastationTM, CTU: Marine Sharpshooter(tm) , Western Outlaw(tm) and Desert Thunder(tm) a big tank arcade action shooter built on the latest Unreal Engine for the PC. For more information, visit the company web site at www.groovegames.com.
Playboy Enterprises is a brand-driven, international multimedia entertainment company that publishes editions of Playboy magazine around the world; operates Playboy and Spice television networks and distributes programming via home video and DVD globally; licenses the Playboy and Spice trademarks internationally for a range of consumer products and services; and operates Playboy.com, a leading men's lifestyle and entertainment Web site.
-From the publisher.