London, United Kingdom– June 8, 2007– Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced the worldwide launch for the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed™ will be November 2007.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise will make its debut on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Assassin’s Creed is being developed by an all-star team from Ubisoft’s world-class Montreal studio. As a testament to its pre-launch following and buzz, the latest Assassin’s Creed gameplay trailer, released on May 23, exceeded more than 1.3 million downloads via GameTrailers.com in less than a week.
“Assassin’s Creed is going to be a huge launch for Ubisoft this year along with the added prestige of being the start of this exciting new franchise that is bringing something completely new to the market,” said Tony Key, vice president of marketing, Ubisoft.“We’re confident that Assassin’s Creed will exceed expectations as a‘must-have’ title this holiday season and will achieve both critical and commercial success.”
The game is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players will assume the role of the main character, Altair, and will have the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and truly experience the art of a master assassin.
In 2006, Assassin’s Creed received the Game Critics Award: Best of E3 2006 for“Best Action-Adventure Game” and swept the“Best PS3 Game” category across numerous video game Web sites.*
For more information, please visit www.assassinscreed.com.
*1UP“Best PS3 Game,” GameSpot“Best PLAYSTATION 3 Editors’ Choice Winner,” GameSpy“Best of E3 PS3 Game of the Show,” Games Radar“Best of E3 PLAYSTATION 3,” GameTrailers“Best of Show,” IGN“Best PS3 Game of the Show”
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a 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 sales of 680 million Euros for the 2006-07 fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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