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Hollywood, CA, March 3, 2003 - On the heels of the successful "Law & OrderTM: Dead on the Money" CD-ROM game launch in North America, games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive® announced today that the company has signed a domestic distribution deal with Vivendi Universal Games for the game's sequel, "Law & Order II: Double or Nothing", scheduled to ship in 2003. In addition, an international distribution deal has also been signed with DreamCatcher Interactive for the rights to both the first "Law & OrderTM" game and "Law & Order II: Double or Nothing".

"We are very pleased with the critical acclaim and commercial success we have received from our first Law & OrderTM game, and look forward to taking the franchise to the next level in a sequel," said Ariella Lehrer, Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Interactive®. "The first game has been well received by consumers at retail, proving there is a built-in audience who desires an interactive experience with their favorite television drama."

"Legacy Interactive® has captured the drama of the Law & OrderTM television franchise and translated it into a successful and compelling computer game," said Philip W. O'Neil, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Vivendi Universal Games. "The game performed well in a very tough retail environment this past holiday season, and we believe the sequel will be an even greater commercial success."

International games distributor, DreamCatcher Interactive will own all international rights to the "Law & OrderTM: Dead on the Money" CD-ROM game, and will begin distribution abroad beginning this Spring under its Adventure Company label. Legacy Interactive® will be localizing the game in languages including French, German, Spanish and Italian.

"The Law & OrderTM television franchise is one of the most popular American entertainment properties throughout the world," said Richard Wah Kan, CEO and president of DreamCatcher Interactive. "As adventure games have a global appeal, we believe the Law & OrderTM game will receive a very positive reception."  Written by a freelance writer from the series, "Law & OrderTM: Dead on the Money" features the voices of "Law & Order" stars Jerry Orbach, S. Epatha Merkerson and Elisabeth Röhm. The compelling CD-ROM game is set in the realistic world of criminal investigation and legal prosecution, where crime and justice are viewed from a dual perspective.

Legacy Interactive® is the world leader in Real Life Games® for CD-ROM and the Internet. With a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and entertaining simulation games, Legacy Interactive® has developed products with a strong appeal among the generation that grew up with video games and is now seeking more mature fare.

Based in Hollywood, Legacy Interactive® has experienced impressive growth since its first full year of operation in 1999. Legacy® has ongoing distribution, marketing and content strategic partnerships with a number of companies, including Vivendi Universal Games, Studios USA, DreamCatcher Interactive, Atom Shockwave, Scholastic, and TLC (The Learning Channel).

Legacy Interactive® can be found on the Web at www.legacyinteractive.com

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