Westwood Studios Challenges Online Gamers to be the Sole Survivor

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New Online Game Now Available for Play on Westwood's Free Online Gaming Network

Las Vegas, NV, December 8, 1997 -- Westwood Studios today announced the release of Command & Conquer Sole Survivor Online for Windows 95. The game is now available at major software outlets. Sole Survivor, the latest installment in Westwood's highly successful Command & Conquer product line, can be played off-line in practice mode or online against other players on the company's free online gaming network, Westwood Online. Live players simultaneously compete on one of Sole Survivor's many multiplayer maps. Westwood Online tracks each game and provides automatic ranking so players can compete in tournaments and contests to determine who will be the ultimate Sole Survivor.

"Sole Survivor gives C&C fans a new way to play Command & Conquer," said Brett W. Sperry, president of Westwood Studios. "This is a completely different game concept. By giving each player a single unit to control, combat is more intense than ever before. With Westwood Online supplying a vast host of potential adversaries, Sole Survivor is likely to be an online favorite."

In Sole Survivor, players select a single unit from a list of over 20 (including mammoth Tanks, Rocket bikes, Commandos, Artillery and many more.) Once selected, players command their units in a fast paced contest of combat against other live players. To gain a competitive advantage and customize their units, players race to find power-up crates scattered throughout the battlefield. The crates enhance unit characteristics, including speed and weapon strength, and provide other benefits, such as first aid and stealth capabilities. Players should be warned, however, that some crates contain booby traps that can damage or even destroy their unit.

In Sole Survivor, players are free to engage one another in battle join teams with other players. Sole Survivor will also feature a skirmish mode against computer opponents to allow players to sharpen their skills before going online. Westwood is planning to support Sole Survivor with exciting contests, competitions and promotions.

System Requirements

Sole Survivor is available for PC's equipped with Windows 95, Pentium CPU, 8MB of RAM, 30MB HD space, 2x speed CD-ROM drive, SoundBlaster or 100% compatible sound card, and 1 MB local bus Microsoftr DirectDraw compatible video card. A 28.8 modem or direct Internet connection required for Internet play.


Command & Conquer Sole Survivor is now available at all major software outlets. The product can also be ordered directly from Westwood via the company's Web site, or by calling 1-800-874-4607. Virgin Interactive is the exclusive worldwide distributor for all Westwood Studios products.

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Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, Macintosh and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune II, the Lands of Lore series, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Monopoly for the Internet, Blade Runner and the Command & Conquer product line, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide since its debut in 1995. Westwood Studios is a subsidiary of Virgin Interactive Entertainment, which is a subsidiary of Spelling Entertainment Group Inc. (NYSE: SP).

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