SAN FRANCISCO â€“ OCTOBER 18, 2005 â€“ Today Ubisoft, one of the worldâ€™s largest video game publishers, announced that it will publish Faces of Warâ„¢ (previously named Outfront II) a World War II squad-based, real-time strategy game for the PC. Faces of Warâ„¢ is developed by Best Way, developer of Soldiers: Heroes of World War II and will be available in MaMarch 2006.
â€œWith Faces of Warâ„¢, Ubisoft is bringing an intensely exciting title to PC gamers,â€ said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. â€œThe game brings an enhanced human and emotional element to the World War II genre and delivers breathtaking detail and spectacular game play.â€
Faces of Warâ„¢ thrusts gamers into the decisive battles of World War II in Europe. Players command American, English, Soviet and German troops while fighting famous conflicts such as the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge or the Battle of Berlin in shocking detail. Thanks to complex artificial intelligence, soldiers donâ€™t simply execute any order given by a player, they think about how to do it in the most efficient and safe way. Faces of Warâ„¢ takes combat gaming to a new level by integrating a psychological element.
About 1C COMPANY
1C Company specialises in the distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991 1C has become the leading Russian company publishing and distributing computer games in the former USSR. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has two internal studios. Internal development projects include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: The Forgotten Battles and Pacific Fighters â€“ award-winning WWII combat flight simulators. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 20 leading Russian independent development studios and has produced over 50 projects for PC, Xbox and PS2. More information about the company is available at http://int.games.1c.ru
About Best Way
BEST WAY WAS FOUNDED IN 1991, IN THE UKRAINE. INITIALLY THE COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN COMPUTER HARDWARE, APPLICATION SOFTWARE AND NETWORKS. IN 1999 THE COMPANY'S GAME DEVELOPMENT SUBDIVISION WAS CREATED. SOLDIERS: HEROES OF WORLD WAR II, PUBLISHED IN RUSSIA, CIS AND BALTIC STATES BY 1C COMPANY, HAS BECOME THE DEBUT PROJECT OF BEST WAY. THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED TITLE HAS WON THE "BEST GAME OF 2004", "BEST GRAPHICS OF 2004" AND "BEST SOUNDTRACK 2004" AWARDS DURING THE ANNUAL CEREMONY GAMELAND AWARD.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide 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 538 million Euros 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.