SAN FRANCISCO â€“ September 27, 2005 â€“ Today Ubisoft, one of the worldâ€™s largest video game publishers, announced that Far Cry Instinctsâ„¢ has shipped exclusively for the XboxÂ® video game system and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by Ubisoftâ€™s Montreal Studio, Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far CryÂ® fans will recognize from the award-winning PC title. Far Cry Instincts has an ESRB rating of â€œMâ€ for Mature and a MSRP of $49.99.
â€œThe launch of Far Cry Instincts kicks off what we believe will be one of the best new franchises for the console market,â€ said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. â€œDeveloped by Ubisoft Montreal, one of the industryâ€™s most creative talent forces, Far Cry Instincts will push the boundaries of innovation and success our award-winning studio is known for.â€
Just as Far Cry redefined the first-person shooter genre for the PC, Far Cry Instincts will take things even further with its wide open environments and unique immersive gameplay elements. Developed by Ubisoftâ€™s renowned Montreal studio, Far Cry Instincts takes the PC version's signature locations and unprecedented view-distance, and combines them with improved gameplay scenarios that will challenge players to utilize an even broader range of strategies and survival tactics to uncover the many secrets within the beautiful but deadly islands. Game features include:
â€¢Itâ€™s open season in a 100 percent open environment: Do whatever it takes to exterminate the mercenaries in any situation. Take cover in the undergrowth, set traps, kill by stealth, battle from extreme long range and gun-mounted vehicles, and fight in close quarters or through the wilds of the island.
â€¢A real arsenal: Plunder an arsenal of responsive, realistic weapons and vehicles including ATVs, gunboats, hang gliders and much more. Turn the mercenariesâ€™ stockpile into the instruments of their own destruction.
â€¢Unleash your predatory skills: Survive the furious and inhospitable wilderness by unveiling your true nature: develop your vision, track the enemyâ€™s scent and become faster and stronger.
â€¢F.A.R. AI: Outsmart the mercenariesâ€™ complex Full Action Response AI. Snipers, stalkers, scouts and grenadiers react to your tactics with coordinated strikes from all angles, distances and terrains.
â€¢Create your own shooterâ€™s paradise: The battle continues with deep multiplayer and level editor features. Build custom maps in real time, upload them via Xbox LiveÂ® and stage ultimate deathmatches against your friends.
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 â‚¬538 million for the 2004â€“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.