LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 13, 2004) - Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, the next installment in the best-selling and beloved franchise Leisure Suit Larry™, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide and is available for the PC, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

“With is raucous humor and over-the-top antics, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude stands in a class by itself,” said Philip W. O’Neil, President, North America, Vivendi Universal Games. “For the latest installment, we took what fans loved about the original Larry character and franchise and updated the gameplay and humor. Old school fans and newbies alike will feel right at home with Larry’s latest adventure.”

Developed by High Voltage Software, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is the coming of age story of Larry Lovage, nephew of Larry Laffer, the series’ original lovable loser. The game follows the racy and often randy high jinks of Laffer, a sixth-year-senior enrolled at the local community college, as he attempts to get the attention of a bevy of bodacious on-campus beauties. When a reality TV dating show comes to campus, Larry decides he's going to revitalize his life by winning the contest and proving once and for all that he can live up to the shining example set by his Old Uncle Larry. However, over the course of the game Larry finds, much like his uncle, that the best laid plans don’t always go as intended.

Players will be able to experience hilarious college moments as they explore 17 different locations on and around the college campus, interacting with sexy female characters and play dozens of mini-games, including Quarters, Tapper, Trampoline and Wet T-shirt Contests. With more than 90,000 words of dialogue, players can create custom conversations in real time as Larry speaks with more than 15 beautiful girls, as well as interacting with a host of other characters.

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude carries a suggested retail prices of $49.95 for PlayStation 2 & Xbox and $29.95 for PC and has been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB with descriptors for mature humor, nudity, strong language, strong sexual content and use of alcohol. For additional information please go to

About High Voltage
Imaginative design, powerful proprietary technology and a proven development process have made High Voltage Software Inc. a fierce competitor in the entertainment industry. Founded in 1993, this Chicago-based developer has been crafting games for three generations of consoles and the PC. Some recent hits include "NBA Inside Drive 2004," "Disney's Haunted Mansion," "Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer," and "Hunter: The Reckoning - Wayward."

About Xbox
Xbox ( is Microsoft’s future-generation video game system that delivers the most powerful games experiences ever. Xbox empowers game artists by giving them the technology to fulfill their creative visions as never before, creating games that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Xbox is now available in the continents of North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

About Vivendi Universal Games
Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Fox Interactive and Massive Entertainment. VU Games’ library of over 700 titles features multi-million unit selling properties such as Warcraft®, StarCraft®, Diablo® and World of Warcraft® from Blizzard Entertainment®; Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon™, Empire Earth®, Leisure Suit Larry™, Ground Control® and Tribes®.