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Full name: Virgin Interactive Entertainment

Virgin Interactive is one of the interactive entertainment industry’s most established players. Since its inception in 1983, Virgin Interactive has consistently pushed gaming boundaries with original content, innovative marketing and aggressive world-wide distribution. Publishing software across all major platforms, from the 8bit Game Boy unit through to the 128bit Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 systems, Virgin’s successful corporate philosophy has been to establish new brands and franchises with ground-breaking and original titles whilst supporting their development with world-renowned, award-winning marketing campaigns. Virgin is headquartered in London, England and has publishing, marketing, sales and distribution offices in Germany, France and Spain and a licensing office in Japan.
Virgin Interactive has affiliation deals with US publishing giant Interplay.

In 1999 French publisher Titus games SA took a controlling interest in the firm.

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Software Highlights from Credited Titles

VIE's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1990 title, "Wonderland" (Amiga).

The company has been involved titles released on the PC, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, N64, Game Boy, Saturn, Sega Megadrive, Amiga, 3DO and NES. Of these, "Worms World Party" (Dreamcast), "Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn" (PC), "Icewind Dale" (PC), "Marvel Vs. Capcom 2" (Dreamcast), "Jimmy White's 2: Cueball" (PlayStation) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2005 release "Falcone: Into the Maelstrom" (Xbox).

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Related Press Releases

Baldur's Gate 2 Official Movie Deal

Interplay signs deal with New Line Cinema.

06 Feb 2003

Baldur’s Gate-crashes Xbox

Drop those dice and pick up a controller, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is being released this September on Xbox.

17 Jun 2002

The Perfect Storm

Comic book action comes to life in one of the most stunning shooters to appear on PlayStation 2 and Xbox this November in Falcone: Into the Maelstrom.

07 Jun 2002

The Fear Hunter

Unspeakable horrors are all around you, and not just on stage at a Pop Idols concert in Interplay's latest action-fest, Hunter: The Reckoning.

28 Mar 2002

Too Hard for Coulthard

Titus unveils first shots of high octane PS2 racer.

19 Feb 2002

Cube to take off in June

Top Gun: Combat Zones heads to the Game Cube – bigger and better than ever.

14 Feb 2002

Virgin Targets Evil for Christmas

Virgin Interactive Announce the release of Resident Evil Gaiden for Game Boy Color as 14th December

09 Nov 2001

Virgin gets Guilty Gear X

PS2 beat-‘em-up heading to Europe in time for Christmas.

11 Oct 2001

Virgin Waits to Lotus Have It

Game enhancements mean PS2 title delayed until November 9th 2001.

14 Sep 2001

Surfers VIE For Free Cars

Virgin Interactive giving away Lotus cars online.

13 Aug 2001

Virgin Continues Mayhem

Anticipated PC title confirmed for a September 2001 release.

28 Jul 2001

Virgin Joins Forces with Russians

VIE snaps up Codename: Outbreak – a tactical first-person shooter from Game World GSC, the acclaimed team behind Cossacks.

28 Jul 2001

The Beautiful Game (Boy Advance)

Virgin Interactive to release the first GBA footie title.

13 Jul 2001

LAN Before Time

Virgin links up with UK National LAN Tour to offer gamers the chance to play Codename: Outbreak months before release.

11 Jul 2001

Virgin Continues Bloodline On PS2

Virgin Interactive set to publish Bloody Roar 3 for PS2 in June 2001.

28 May 2001

"Dead or alive, you're coming with me"

Whip out the over-sized gun, officer Murphy is back on the PlayStation 2 in Robocop.

17 May 2001

Back to School

SWING! Entert@inment Media AG announces Tiny Toon Adventures - Plucky´s Big Adventure for the PlayStation®.

17 May 2001

Cruisin' And Bruisin'

Titus Interactive Announces Sgt. Cruise - an Amazing PC 3D Action Title.

17 May 2001

D.N.A., Variety is The Splice Of Life.

Dark Native Apostle splices all the very best elements of adventure games and clones them into one slick package.

17 May 2001

Elastic Fantastic

Swing! Entert@inment Media AG introduce the 3D adventure that will snap you out of reality.

17 May 2001

Many Hands Make Gamers Work

Titus's Hands of Time to set gripping challenge on GBC.

17 May 2001

Murphy's Law

Whip out the over-sized gun and tuck into the baby food, officer Murphy is shooting onto the Game Boy Color in Robocop.

17 May 2001

Sing Sven You're Winning!

The biggest and best football clubs in Europe come together for the first time in European Super League.

17 May 2001

Tiny Toons Spin On To Game Boy Color

SWING! Entert@inment Media AG set to publish Tiny Toon Adventures - Dizzy's Candy Quest for Game Boy Color in June 2001.

17 May 2001

Titus Encourages Four-play

Planet Monsters blasts onto Game Boy Advance.

17 May 2001

Titus Gets Barbaric

Barbarians to storm onto all next-generation consoles.

17 May 2001

Virgin has its 'handheld' for Resident Evil

A unique instalment of Capcom's classic series graces the Game Boy Color, with Resident Evil Gaiden.

17 May 2001

When The Day Needs Saving – Trust Buster

Glorious GBC platform action in SWING! Entert@inment’s Tiny Toon Adventures™ - Buster Saves The Day™.

17 May 2001

White on Cue!

The Whirlwind makes a return in the third of his classic snooker and pool games in Jimmy White's Cueball World.

17 May 2001

You Can Run But You Can't Hide

Fly as Jester or Viper and finally wipe the grin off Tom Cruise's face as Top Gun comes to PlayStation 2.

17 May 2001

Enter The Maelstrom

Virgin Interactive unveils next generation of first-person arcade adventure.

15 May 2001

Skysurfer Gets Doublevision

European PS2 gamers offered twice as much, as SWING! Entertainment Media adds new game modes to Summer release.

10 May 2001

Electro Charged, Wild Stunt Racing Action

Virgin brings electro-charged driving action to PlayStation 2 with Stunt GP.

26 Apr 2001

Football’s Greatest Sporting Boobs

Virgin Interactive announces The Daily Sport Football Strip.

28 Mar 2001

Virgin Reveals Hidden Details

PS2-only action adventure due for Q3 2001 release.

28 Feb 2001

Worms invade the Web!

Team 17 launches official Worms World Party site.

19 Feb 2001

Gunlok Patches Things Up

New features and enhancements added to Rebellion's gorgeous PC CD-ROM title

28 Jan 2001

Pizza Connection 2

The dough from which Mafia dreams are made

19 Jan 2001

Virgin and Kuju Rev Up

Lotus Group lends technical support in groundbreaking deal.

05 Dec 2000

Lotus Enters Virgin Territory

Unique Licensing Deal to Result in PlayStation 2 Racer.

05 Dec 2000

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Yabadabbadoo! The Flintstones rock on PlayStation 2 and Dreamcast.

30 Nov 2000

Virgin Signs Driller Killer Deal

Highly-acclaimed puzzler kick-starts new Namco relationship

20 Nov 2000

Tom and Jerry Return.

Classic cartoon capers hit Game Boy Colour

17 Nov 2000

'Crisis' On TV

Virgin Interactive unveils Dino Crisis 2 TV ad campaign.

16 Nov 2000

Lok, Stock And…

...a slew of smoking battles.

08 Nov 2000

Kao The Kangaroo On The Loose

Virgin Interactive Offer Cash Reward For Capture Of The "Lewisham Kangaroo"

26 Oct 2000

Electro Charged, Wild Stunt Driving!

Virgin Brings Electro-Charged Driving Action To The PC And Playstation 2 With Stunt GP.

28 Sep 2000

Fred Flintstones Flips Brontoburgers In "The Flinstones: Burgertime In Bedrock"

Virgin Interactive today announced the release of "The Flintstones: Burgertime in Bedrock", for GameBoy Color, due in store 22nd September 2000.

28 Sep 2000

Lok, Stock And Beaucoup Smoking Battles!

Welcome to the world of Gunlok, the latest PC masterpiece from super-developer Rebellion, due to be published in October 2000 by Virgin Interactive.

28 Sep 2000

Sky Surfer!

Snowboarding meets skydiving in this gnarly simulation of the singularly most dangerous sport in the world.

28 Sep 2000

Super Runabout!

The ultimate free-roaming driving game this side of the M25.

28 Sep 2000

Swing! Announce a Tiny Toons Adventure For the Sony Playstation.

Toonenstein: Dare to Scare is the first PlayStation title to be distributed by Virgin Interactive throughout Europe from Publisher Swing!

28 Sep 2000

Virgin Interactive Announces 4 x 4 Trophy - A Hardcore 4x4 Simulation.

The maddest, most rugged rip-roarin' offroad racer ever to hit your PC. Let's Off-Road!

28 Sep 2000

Virgin Interactive Announces Sequel to Critically Acclaimed Magic & Mayhem

Magic & Mayhem: Art of Magic Set to Deliver Innovative Blend of Real-Time Strategy, Role-Playing, and Adventure.

28 Sep 2000

Virgin Interactive Announces Striking Real Time Strategy Game, Original War.

Virgin Interactive today announced a strikingly original Real Time Strategy PC title, named Original War.

28 Sep 2000

Virgin Interactive to Publish Mythos Games Title, The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge

Creators of the Original X-COM Develop Next Generation of Strategic and Tactical Combat for the PC and Playstation 2.

28 Sep 2000

Worms march online!

Virgin and Team 17 join forces for the ultimate Internet battle.

28 Sep 2000

Virgin and Titus Take Two From 17.

Virgin and Titus secure publishing rights for "Worms World Party" on Dreamcast and PC and "Stunt GP" on PlayStation 2 respectively.

28 Jul 2000

Virgin On The Incredible

Virgin Interactive Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement of Titus Software's Incredible Crisis for PlayStation.

30 Jun 2000

It Don't Mean A Thing If You Aint Got That Swing

Virgin Interactive gains publishing rights to Swing's extensive line-up.

02 Jun 2000

Messiah Patch 0.2

Hot scoop from VIE regarding Shiny's winged youngster.

31 May 2000

Capcom’s Crushing 3-D Robot Fighter Tech Romancer™

Capcom’s Crushing 3-D Robot Fighter Tech Romancer™

23 May 2000

Run Like Hell with PlayStation 2

Interplay's action division, Digital Mayhem will Run Like Hell with PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.

22 May 2000

Virgin and Capcom extend range

More European releases from Japanese giant as Virgin extends publishing deal

17 Feb 2000

Virgin bolsters line-up with the ultimate PC title

Virgin has secured the rights to Evolva – arguably one of the most innovative action/strategy titles of the year.

15 Feb 2000

The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge

Virgin Interactive to Publish Mythos Games Title, The Dreamland Chronicles: Freedom Ridge for the PC and Playstation 2.

14 Feb 2000

Management Buyout Completed


14 Oct 1999

VIE breaks from Viacom after MBO

Management buyout sees Virgin Interactive break free from Viacom

28 Dec 1998

Viacom acquires VIE

28 Dec 1994

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