Ubisoft Press Release
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith?, Peter Jackson's King Kong and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell? to be released worldwide in 2005
Paris, FRANCE ? February 9, 2005 ? Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today reveals additional titles currently in development for the new Nintendo DS? handheld console.
At the Nintendo DS European press conference, Yves Guillemot confirmed the release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith? this spring, and announced that a Nintendo DS version of King Kong, based on Universal Pictures' December 14, 2005 release, King Kong, from three-time Academy Award? winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), is currently in development for release during the 2005 holiday season. Furthermore, this Summer Ubisoft will publish Bomberman? DS, from Japanese developer Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.
In addition, Ubisoft reveals today that its highly-anticipated stealth sequel Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory? will also come out on the handheld platform later this year. Other games based on internal franchises will enrich the company's line-up in the future.
These titles join those announced earlier as official Nintendo DS launch titles: Rayman? DS, Sprung? and Asphalt: Urban GT?. Sprung? and Asphalt: Urban GT?, which has already sold well over 180 000 units, are currently available in
the US and Canada, and Rayman? DS will hit North American shelves in March. All three will be in stores for the machine's European launch.
"Our full support of the Nintendo DS is clearly visible by the number of titles coming out with the launch," said Yves Guillemot, Chairman and CEO of Ubisoft. "We are proud to offer one of the most diverse line-ups of any major editor. Racing, platform, stealth, or action- there is truly something for all tastes."
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