London, UK — 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: RaymanÃ‚Â® DS, SprungTM and Asphalt: Urban GTTM. SprungTM and Asphalt: Urban GTTM, which has already sold well over 180 000 units, are currently available in the US and Canada, and RaymanÃ‚Â® 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."
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide. It is the fastest growing company in the videogame industry and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of € 508 million for the 2003–2004 fiscal year, an increase of 22.5% over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.