SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 2, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading video game publishers, today announced that Prince of Persia: Warrior Within™ is now available on store shelves for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system, XboxÃ‚Â® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™ and PC. Developed by Ubisoft’s award-winning Montreal studio, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within stars a transformed master warrior Prince on a perilous quest to unseal his mortal destiny. Hunted by a supernatural creature hell-bent on his destruction, the battle-weary but hardened Prince embarks upon a treacherous journey to a cursed island underworld to save his life. Featuring a darker storyline and the revolutionary Free-Form Fighting System, the game delivers nonstop, pulsing action up through the jaw-dropping end. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is rated M ATURE for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Sexual Themes, and has an MSRP of $49.99.
“Prince of Persia: Warrior Within is already one of the most critically acclaimed games this year,” said Ubisoft vice president of marketing Tony Kee, referring to the game’s outstanding review scores from PSM Magazine (10 out of 10) and Official Xbox Magazine (9.6 out of 10). “Warrior Within builds on the momentum of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time by creating a darker, edgier experience. With more ferocious enemies, deadlier bosses, more treacherous environments and a new, innovative combat system, this beautiful masterpiece will rule the holiday season.”
About the Game
Enter the dark underworld of Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, the sword-slashing sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time™. Hunted by the Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks upon a path of carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind’s greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship – and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life. Game features include:
• Free-Form Fighting System: An intricate new combat system lets you wage battles in boundless ways. Manipulate the environment and the enemies themselves to develop your own unique fighting style. Plus, an all-new projectile attack system allows for a variety of combat tactics.
• A violent underworld revealed: Explore and conquer a breeding ground for the most brutal, unrelenting monsters to torment mankind.
• Control the ravages of time: Ravage enemies with the devastating new combative powers of the Sands of Time, and discover astounding variations in fighting gameplay.
• Fight harder, play longer: Hours upon hours of action await you in your fight for survival, including various bonus incentives for those who finish the game.
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft’s strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as 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 video game titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million euros for the 2003/2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com