SAN FRANCISCO â€“ March 21, 2006 â€“ Today Ubisoft, one of the worldâ€™s largest video game publishers, announced that CSI: Crime Scene Investigationâ„¢: 3 Dimensions of Murder has shipped to retail stores and is now available for PC. CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder is based on CBSâ€™ hit television drama set in Las Vegas. CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder has an ESRB rating of â€œMâ€ for Mature and an MSRP of $29.99.
CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder will continue the authentic experience of Ubisoftâ€™s popular CSI video games. Players will work alongside Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the rest of the original Las Vegas cast to help solve intense cases and investigate crimes using cutting-edge techniques and real-world forensic equipment. CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder improves upon the successful core design concepts of previous CSI games, featuring an all-new, real-time 3D engine, enriched character interactions and animations, and longer, more immersive stories.
â€œWith CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder we are taking gamers back to where all the success began, with the original CSI cast in Las Vegas,â€ said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. â€œWe have worked closely with CBS to integrate the newest elements from the hit CSI television show to deliver not only the most authentic CSI game available to date, but the most exciting and immersive crime solving experience currently available on the market.â€
â€¢ NEW 3-D Graphics: Investigate crime scenes that are more like the hit TV show than ever. Move around the crime scene and get a close-up look. Feel like you are really using the tools for collection and detection of evidence and interact with the CSI cast like never before.
â€¢ Five New Cases with Deeper Plot Lines with Shocking Twists: Players will be drawn into the action with improved character interaction and longer, more immersive cases. The five new and distinctive cases will draw players in like never before.
â€¢ New Mobile Crime Lab: Just like the hit TV show, CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder features the GMC Mobile Analysis Unit that can be used to analyze evidence quickly in the field.
â€¢ More Satisfying Evidence Analysis: Players will really feel like they are solving the case, not like the computer is solving it for them. Use high-tech tools to collect and process evidence such as, Mikrosilâ„¢ casting material, magnetic powder for enhanced finger print analysis and Luminol for detecting traces of blood evidence.
â€¢ The Original CSI Series is the #1 Hit TV Show: CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder returns to the original Vegas-based series. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation remains the top show on TV with 26 million weekly viewers.
CSI is the top-rated television drama on network television and won the Peopleâ€™s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Series in 2003 and 2004. The series was created by Anthony Zuiker, is executive produced by Zuiker, Carol Mendelsohn, Ann Donahue and are produced by CBS Productions and Alliance Atlantis Communications, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television.
The CSI franchise published by Ubisoft has sold more than 1.6 million units worldwide since the first CSI title was released in March 2003.
Ubisoft has also published CSI: Crime Scene Investigationâ„¢ as well as CSI: Dark Motives and CSI: Miamiâ„¢. CBSâ„¢ Consumer Products manages the worldwide licensing, merchandising and video activities for these properties.
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