SAN FRANCISCO – October 28, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, today announced the signing of a new and exclusive licensing deal with LucasArts to develop portable video games based on the upcoming Star WarsÃ‚Â®: Revenge of the Sith™ movie. The title will be available on the new next-generation of handheld consoles - Sony’s PSP™, Nintendo DS™, as well on Game BoyÃ‚Â® Advance - and will launch in conjunction with the movie in Spring 2005.
Developed by Ubisoft’s Montreal studio, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith on PSP, DS, and GBA will fully leverage the strengths of each handheld platform. In their own unique way, each game will immerse players directly into the most compelling and memorable moments of the movie to produce the ultimate Jedi action experience! Multiple character control, devastating Force power and never-before-seen locations are among the key elements that will impress handheld gamers.
“Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith will be the video game that every handheld gaming fan on the planet will enjoy playing - including those of the epic Star Wars series,” said Alain Corre, Ubisoft’s managing director for Europe, Middle East and Asia. “This ultimate Jedi action game will astound gamers using the new handheld technology from Sony’s PSP and the Nintendo DS. As always, it’s a pleasure to pursue our partnership with LucasArts, particularly with such a hot license.”
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 lineup 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.