SAN FRANCISCO– November 28, 2007– Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that it is releasing Chessmaster® LIVE on the Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
"Bringing the Chessmaster series to Xbox LIVE Arcade makes the game accessible to a whole new audience," said Peter Helm, business development associate at Ubisoft. "Chessmaster LIVE is not only a comprehensive chess program, but it is also one that has expanded beyond the traditional game to include exciting features for fans, both old and new."
Chessmaster LIVE will feature:
- <*>Hundreds of AI opponents to play in ELO-ranked matches*> <*>Voice-chat and LIVE Vision capabilities for head-to-head matches*> <*>New 3D chess sets inspired by luxury board designer, House of Staunton*> <*>Five original chess variants, including the all-new Message Chess option, which will allow players to engage in a match over the course of days, weeks or even months*>
Chessmaster LIVE will be available for download in January 2008.
Ubisoft will also be publishing Chessmaster for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, scheduled for a worldwide release in Spring 2008.
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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