SAN FRANCISCO â€“ APRIL 4, 2006 â€“ Today Ubisoft, one of the worldâ€™s largest video game publishers, announced that it will publish Call of Juarezâ„¢ for the PC in North America and Germany in Summer 2006. Call of Juarez is a unique first-person shooter set in the classic Wild West and is being developed by Techland.
Call of Juarez features classic gunslinging action including duels, shootouts and barroom brawls. Players will relive the days of the Wild West in numerous settings including local saloons and brothels. In the single-player campaign, players enter the world of two opposing characters equipped with contrasting weapons and styles. Ray is the retired gunslinger turned rough-and-tumble preacher. Billy, a sneaky and elusive man befriended and trained by Native Americans, is on the run. Authentic Western situations chronicle the cat-and-mouse game played by Ray and Billy. Players are forced to make split-second decisions to escape the grasp of Ray or get their hands on Billy, and outwit secondary characters throughout this Western setting.
Call of Juarez leverages Techlandâ€™s Chrome game engine which allows players to use objects found in the world as weapons or tools to solve problems. Graphics, artificial intelligence and multiplayer features will immerse players in the Wild West like never before.
â€œCall of Juarez is a tribute to the Wild West, the birthplace of the â€˜shooterâ€™,â€ said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. â€œCall of Juarez is the first game to truly represent the Wild West with its engaging storyline, characters and gorgeous environments. Ubisoft is thrilled to be partnering with Techland to bring this unique title to PC gamers.â€
For more information about Call of Juarez, please visit www.callofjuarez.com.
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 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.
Techland is a leading Polish computer game developer creating products for worldwide markets since 1997. Techland has developed more than 10 titles based on the Chrome Engine, including â€œChromeâ€ (www.chromethegame.com), Chrome SpecForce (www.specforcethegame.com) and a rally game â€œXpand Rallyâ€ (www.xpandrally.com). For more information about Techland and its products log onto www.techland.pl/en.