San Francisco, CA – March 29, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, today announces 187 Ride or Die™, an urban-themed combat racing game that plunges players into a brutal street-racing gang war where victory depends on ruthless driving and deadly shooting skills. 187 Ride or Die will ship for the current home consoles and PC this summer.
187 Ride or Die features the voices and likenesses of rising young actors including Larenz Tate (Menace II Society, Ray), Noel Gugliemi (Training Day, The Fast and the Furious), and Guerilla Black. 187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck (L. Tate), a young man living a thug’s life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women – with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree (G. Black) from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.
"Ubisoft is bringing something unique to the racing genre, which accounts for nearly 20% of the console market," said Tony Kee, Ubisoft’s VP of Marketing. "With an engaging storyline, an addictive blend of street racing and combat, and an impressive soundtrack and, 187 Ride or Die has the kind of edge that will appeal to racing and hip-hop enthusiasts alike."
Adrenaline-Pumping Combat-Racing Action: Put your pedal to the metal as you literally blow your opponent away in non-stop, intense and unique combat-racing action intensified with replay and slow-motion camera effects, and spectacular blur and filter effects.
Pimpin’ Rides: Select from a number of unique vehicles ranging from vintage roadsters to modern muscle cars in your quest to rule the streets.
Strapped to the Nines: Put your hand on the pump and take out the opposition with numerous weapons, including an array of pistols, shotguns, and much more.
Endless Replay Value: Several different game modes including single player Death Race, Cop Chase and Assassination. Or battle with your friends on PlayStationÂ® 2 online, XboxÂ® Live™ and PC online.
Loaded Cast and Production: Features the voices and likenesses of rising young stars such as Larenz Tate (Menace II Society), Noel G (Training Day) and Guerilla Black. Developed by a talented production team that includes Director Ali Kojori (who also collaborated on Def Jam Vandetta, NBA Street, Fight Night, Need for Speed) alongside Creative Director Matty Rich (Straight Out of Brooklyn, The Inkwell).
Exclusive Music Soundtrack: Banging hip-hop soundtrack produced exclusively for 187 Ride or Die.
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 â‚¬ 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.