VU Games Sews Up Radical Buy

Vivendi Universal’s VU Games unit has completed its acquisition of Radical Ent., the independent console game developer behind such hit titles as The Simpsons: Hit & Run, The Simpsons: Road Rage and The Hulk. Radical officially joins VU Games’ stable of development studios and publishing labels, which includes Blizzard Ent., Sierra Ent. and Massive Ent.

Radical will remain in Vancouver, Canada, with company founder Ian Wilkinson serving as president. The company, which employs more than 200 people, is now in development on Scarface, Crash Tag Team Racing, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and other multi-platform titles to be released by VU Games this year.

VU Games’ library of more than 700 titles features owned intellectual properties includes Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Empire Earth, Leisure Suit Larry, Ground Control and Tribes.