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Star Wars® Jedi Knight®II: Jedi Outcast™ Tops Pc Game Sales Charts In United States, Germany And United Kingdom

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, was the best-selling premium priced PC game in dollars for the month of March, according to NPD Intelect. The first-person action game has remained a top-selling title in North America since its launch on March 28, 2002.

In addition to strong North American retail sales, Jedi Outcast also is topping sales charts in two of the largest European PC game markets, Germany and the United Kingdom. Since its worldwide launch in March, the game has remained the best selling premium-price PC title in Germany, according to Media Control and a top-five selling title in the United Kingdom, according to Chart Track.

"We're very happy with the strong initial sales performance of Jedi Outcast both in the U.S. and around the world," says Mary Bihr, vice president, worldwide sales and marketing for LucasArts. "Activision's Raven Software, in conjunction with LucasArts, produced a high-quality gaming experience that has been very well received by both consumers and retailers alike. We anticipate that the game will continue to be a strong seller for months to come, carrying on LucasArts' legacy as a top PC game publisher."

Developed by premier game studio Raven Software, Jedi Outcast is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience that continues the saga of the once-powerful Jedi Knight, Kyle Katarn, as he struggles with the power -- and dangers -- of the Force. Through a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments players face a variety of powerful enemies and once again fight for the Rebel cause. Armed with the power of the Force and an arsenal of weapons, including a Jedi Knight's signature lightsaber, players hold the fate of the Star Wars galaxy and the destiny of Kyle Katarn in their hands.

About LucasArts

LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of computer and console platforms. Based in San Rafael, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts is one of five companies in the Lucas group which include Lucasfilm Ltd., Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, Lucas Licensing Ltd., and Lucas Learning Ltd. Lucasfilm is one of the leading film and entertainment companies in the world. Lucasfilm's businesses include George Lucas' film and television production and distribution activities as well as the business activities of the THX Group. Lucas Digital, which consists of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, provides visual effects and audio post-production services to the entertainment industry. Lucas Licensing is responsible for the merchandising of all Lucasfilm's film and television properties. Lucas Learning creates engaging interactive entertainment products that provide learning opportunities through exploration and discovery.

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