SAN FRANCISCO â€” FEBRUARY 15, 2006 â€” Today, Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, in an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe, announced Go! Sudoku for the PSPTM (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system. Go! Sudoku is the addictive puzzle game that is taking the world by storm and will be released in North America in March 2006. Go! Sudoku, is an interactive experience that requires gamers to place numbers inside a grid so that every column, every row and every box contains the number one to nine only once. Go! Sudoku contains 1,000 puzzles in four single-player difficulty levels, along with many multiplayer modes. With customizable backgrounds and energizing music, Go! Sudoku brings the popular puzzle to a new level.
Created in Japan, Sudoku has become a worldwide phenomenon. Many newspapers around the world have featured Sudoku puzzles, and Sudoku books continue to top bestseller lists.
"Ubisoft is very excited to bring Go! Sudoku to the PSP system," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "Now everyone can enjoy this incredibly addictive game on the go, against the clock or competing with friends."
Go! Sudoku features include:
Pass the time â€“ Go! Sudoku provides the perfect companion for the daily commuter looking for an enjoyable way to pass the time.
Multiple game modes â€“ Take to your commute with four main game modes at hand, including three multiplayer modes (Pass mode, Versus mode and Battle mode) and one single-player mode (Solo mode).
Replay value â€“ 1,000 mind-boggling puzzles will keep users entertained for ages, while up to 200 additional puzzles will be available for download.
Beginners welcome! â€“ For those unfamiliar with Sudoku, don't fret. Go! Sudoku comes equipped with both Training and Tutorial modes that teach beginners the basics of how to complete Sudoku puzzles of all difficulty levels.
Picture perfect â€“ Customizable game screen backgrounds allow the display of personal photos, providing the user with a sense of individuality.
Record keeping â€“ Comprehensive Best Time tables for all 1,000 puzzles, with the option to merge records via the internet with other Go! Sudoku players.
HELP! â€“ An innovative help system permits up to five errors per puzzle without punishment, an added luxury whether you are a Sudoku master or a novice.
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 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.