Majesco Chomps on Rights to Jaws

Majesco today announced that it has secured the interactive entertainment rights to one of the very first blockbusters ever. The company will team with developer Appaloosa to produce a video game based on Universal Pictures’ and Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic, Jaws. The title is scheduled to ship in summer 2005 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the film’s theatrical release.

Majesco CEO Jesse Sutton remarks, "The game will capture that same action and excitement as the movie, but this time, the shark enjoys some pay-back." Bill Kispert, VP of Interactive at Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, adds, “Jaws was an adrenaline-charged experience. With the game, we want to give players that same adrenaline rush as they control the power and the fury of a Great White."

In Majesco’s Jaws, players assume the role of the title killing machine, who is driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player.

Jaws is scheduled for release in 2005 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. More information about the game and Majesco’s entire lineup of products can be found online at www.majescogames.com.