SAN FRANCISCO – February 24, 2005 - Ubisoft™, one of the world's top game publishers, and acclaimed developer Gearbox Software, today announced that Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30™, the highly-anticipated World War II game, has gone gold and will soon be on store shelves. With its breakthrough squad-based combat and unprecedented authenticity, Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is poised to revolutionize the WWII genre when it ships on the XboxÂ® video game system March 1. Both the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and PC versions will be shipping to stores shortly after. The pre-order campaign is currently under way for the title at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99.
Created by Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is the most authentic WWII shooter ever, earning endorsements from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation and the Patton Museum. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is based on the true story of the 101st Airborne paratroopers who led the D-Day invasion and will immerse gamers in the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. The game’s missions have been crafted using after action reports, aerial reconnaissance images, and eye-witness accounts, much of which is included in over five hours of bonus extras. Players of all skill levels can battle their way through twenty epic single player chapters or go online and challenge their friends with ten competitive and innovative multiplyer missions.
Please visit http://www.brothersinarmsgame.com/ to get the latest news, screenshots, trailers and developer diaries for Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30.
Customers who pre-order Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 will also receive a special bonus Penny Arcade Character Journal (PS2/Xbox) or an Official “Making Of” DVD (PC). Bonus items will ship with purchased product, and is only available while supplies last.
About the Penny Arcade Character Journal Pre-Order. The Penny Arcade exclusive Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 character journal traces the experiences of the men of the 101st Airborne. The journal follows the squad through their battles and includes all new Penny Arcade art work. The character journal is available exclusively when gamers pre-order Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 on PS2 or Xbox.
About the Official Making of DVD Pre-Order. Fans asked for more behind the scenes coverage and Ubisoft has delivered. Ubisoft and Gearbox have created an exclusive behind the scenes DVD that explores the making of Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30. The DVD footage covers everything from day one, including Gearbox’s research trip to Normandy, France, exclusive developer diary interviews and never before seen gameplay footage. The “Making Of” DVD is available exclusively when gamers pre-order Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 on PC.
About Gearbox Software:
Gearbox Software, an independent development studio located in Dallas, TX, is respected industry-wide for their ability to create award winning interactive software. Comprised of veteran talent, Gearbox Software has established itself as an industry leader, developing games for many of the industry’s top franchises including Half-Life, Halo: Combat Evolved, Counter-Strike, James Bond and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Additional information regarding Gearbox Software can be found at www.gearboxsoftware.com.
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