San Francisco - August 27, 2001 - With only a week to go until Europe's premier interactive entertainment expo, Ubi Soft® Entertainment, one of the world's leading interactive publishers, is gearing up to showcase a powerful Q4 line-up at ECTS.
The company continues to regard the show as an important date in the industry calendar, in order to reinforce relationships with existing partners in the retail arena, international press, European developers and export territories. It is also a chance to highlight both the quality of key titles, as well as Ubi Soft's impressive range of major brands.
Ubi Soft will be presenting fully up-to-date versions of Batman Vengeance, Disney's Tarzan Untamed, Rayman®Arena for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Battle Realms, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor and Myst III: Exile on the PC.
Batman Vengeance PlayStation 2
Featuring Dolby 5.1 surround sound and specially-recorded voice talent, with Mark Hamill as The Joker, Batman Vengeance immerses fans in a dark and beautiful, interactive expansion of the animated series.
Disney's Tarzan Untamed PlayStation 2
Get aerial as Disney's Tarzan performs amazing stunts including, bungee jumping, water-skiing and vine surfing.
Rayman Arena PlayStation 2
The Ubi Soft animated character is back and this time he's not alone. Rayman Arena is multiplayer mayhem that pits up to four players against each other in a competition that includes both race and battle modes.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon PC
Combining the gripping storyline of a Tom Clancy Techno Thriller with stunning new 3D and Game engines, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon™ marks the return of Red Storm Entertainment to the squad based tactical simulation genre.
Battle Realms - PC
This title is poised to significantly change gamers' expectations of PC games. It is set in a story-driven fantasy world where the samurai still roam, surrounded by werewolves, ninjas, and geisha warriors. Voted 'Best Strategy Game' by IGN.com at this year's E3 trade show.
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor PC
Based on the Dungeons & Dragons computer role-playing game, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, is set in the popular world of the Forgotten Realms, and is the first game to feature the D&D New Third Edition Rules.
Myst III: Exile PC/Mac
Building on the surreal style of Myst and Riven, Myst III:Exile features five immense ages for players to explore and hours of new mysteries to uncover.
As well as an impressive line-up at the Expo, Tuesday September 4th will be Myst III: Exile press day. The 291 Gallery in East London will host the World's First Interactive Videogames Art Exhibition, where attendees will be able to explore the 5 exquisitely detailed islands and sample the classic Myst gameplay. Creator of the Myst series Rand Miller and representatives from developer Presto Studios will be present to give interviews and demonstrate the game. The Myst series is the best selling computer game franchise ever, with worldwide sales in excess of 10 million.
Rob Cooper, Managing Director of Ubi Soft (Northern Europe/Australasia/Export) stated, "Ubi Soft is now a major player in the games industry and will be one of the biggest publishers at ECTS. We feel that our presence at the show this year reflects our commitment to well-respected brands as well as quality new titles - visit the stand and see for yourself."