Ubisoft and Gearbox Software Announce Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood for Consoles and PC
Company: Ubisoft
San Francisco — MAY 18, 2005 — Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and acclaimed developer Gearbox Software, announced the development of Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood™ for current-generation video game consoles and for the PC. Scheduled for holiday 2005, Brothers in Arms Earned in Blood™ is the next chapter in the compelling Brothers in Arms™ story.

With its unprecedented combination of authenticity, compelling story and squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30â„¢ has established itself as a benchmark for military action games. Brothers In Arms Earned In Bloodâ„¢ builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30â„¢ a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Bloodâ„¢ promises to lead the way this holiday season.

“Based on a true story Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30™ renewed the WWII shooters category by offering the most authentic and emotional trip into the brutal reality of war like no other competitors did before”, said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. “Considered as the most authentic WWII shooter ever Brothers in Arms™ returns and gamers can expect Earned In Blood™ to once again be the best this fall.”

Developed by Gearbox Software with the collaboration of Ubisoft Shanghai studios, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood™ will be shown to select media behind closed doors at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, May 18-20, at Ubisoft’s booth, #1300, in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Key Features:

• Next Volume of Brothers In Arms™ – The award-winning WWII shooter returns with more of the action, story and authenticity that has critics and fans raving.
• New Single-Player Narrative – Experience authentic WWII combat as Sergeant Joe Hartsock and lead your squad beyond Carentan to liberate all of Normandy.
• New Multiplayer Missions – Taking online tactics to new heights, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood offers more unique multiplayer missions and improved online support on PC and consoles! (Including the bundled addition of modification support for the PC).
• Skirmish Mode – Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood™ features an all-new cooperative Skirmish mode that allows one or two players to take a tour of duty through a series of authentic and harrowing custom combat missions.
• New Weapons and Vehicles – Arm yourself with additional authentic weapons and command new vehicles like the M10 “Wolverine” Tank Destroyer.
• More Challenging and Dynamic Combat –Featuring close quarter urban environments and a new, next generation artificial intelligence system, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood™ promises to take authentic military action to the next level.

© 2005 Gearbox Software, LLC. All rights reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from Gearbox Software, LLC. Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood is a trademark of Gearbox Software and used under license. Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Gearbox Software and the Gearbox logo are registered trademarks of Gearbox Software, LLC.

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 industry talent, Gearbox Software has established itself as an industry leader, developing games for many of the industry’s top franchises. Additional information regarding Gearbox Software can be found at www.gearboxsoftware.com.

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified lineup 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 video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of €537 million for the 2004–2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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