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Ubisoft to Publish First Action-Horror Title

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Posted by Allison on October 7, 2004 9:10 AM
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Ubisoft has announced that it will be publishing Cold Fear, its first action-horror title. The game, developed by Darkworks, is expected to be released in March 2005 for the PS2, Xbox and PC. In Cold Fear players will step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guard whose mission it is to board a drifting Russian whaling ship amid a howling storm on the Bering Sea. Needless to say, what is discovered on the rocking ship is less than comforting.
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Ubisoft Press Release

UBISOFT attacks ACTION-HORROR GENRE WITH COLD FEAR(tm)

San Francisco, CA-October 6, 2004 - Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced that it will be publishing Cold FearTM, the first action-horror title under the Ubisoft brand. Developed by Darkworks, the game will launch simultaneously for the PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(r) video game system from Microsoft and PC-CD Rom. Cold Fear is slated for release in March 2005.

Cold Fear renews the horror genre by combining the popular elements of both action and horror releases, delivering an action-packed, fear-filled gaming experience.

"We're excited to make our debut in the horror genre with a unique title like Cold Fear," said Tony Kee, Vice-President of Marketing for Ubisoft. "It falls into a previously un-tapped category of realistic action-horror gameplay, including vast environments and a disturbingly plausible storyline."

Players step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guard who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea. He arrives only to discover that terrifying surprises await him on the bloodstained decks of the constantly rocking, shifting vessel. Set in a volatile, dynamic environment, players will find themselves overwhelmed by fear as they engage in intense combat with intelligent enemies. Even the toughest competitor will be challenged to endure the heart-stopping terror that is Cold Fear.

(c) 2004 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Cold Fear, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Developed by Darkworks.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft has grown considerably, especially through its strong and diversified line-up In addition to steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of ? 508 million for the 2003-2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at a constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.

About Darkworks:
Founded in 1998, Darkworks develops video games on consoles with an emphasis on deep scenarios and great art. Darkworks gained worldwide recognition in 2001 when it completed the 4th episode in the Alone in the Dark series on PlayStation and Dreamcast. With its two characters-parallel adventures, great graphics and innovative gameplay, the game hit the million copies mark and was critically acclaimed worldwide.









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