More portable goodness on the way! Press Release.
Fri, 30 September 2005
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Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, reveals some of its upcoming titles to be released in Europe for the PSPâ„˘ (PlayStationÂ® Portable) from Sony Computer Entertainment.
With several games both in development and being published, Ubisoft is lending its entire weight to the new platform, recently introduced to the European market on September 1, 2005 with record-breaking sales after winning over consumers in Asia and North America.
A PSP game based on the Prince of PersiaÂ® series is among the upcoming adventures based on Ubisoft's major brands that the new system's owners can experience. It will be joined early 2006 by 187 Ride or Dieâ„˘ PSP and other titles inspired by the company's line-up of games.
The musical puzzler Luminesâ„˘, created by renowned developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi and published by Ubisoft as a PSP launch title, has already enjoyed strong sales and critical acclaim. It will soon be joined by several other titles, set to hit shelves in Europe before the end of 2005:
FRANTIX - a character-based 3D puzzle-solving adventure
GripShiftâ„˘ â€“ combine action-packed 3D stunt driving with puzzle-solving
Tales of Eterniaâ„˘ â€“ the first Japanese RPG for the system, developed by Namco
Ubisoft will announce additional titles for the first quarter of 2006.
"The PSP is a fantastic new system for gamers on the move," said Alain Corre, executive director of EMEA territories at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft is thrilled that it can contribute to the continued success of the PSP by ensuring a wide variety of games and exclusive content. This is only the beginning of our support, with many more titles in the works for the year to come."
The Prince of Persia title in the works for the PSPâ„˘ (PlayStation Portable) system will be developed by Pipeworks. The game builds on last year's console success, Prince of Persia Warrior Within, and features original content such as additional puzzles, new maps and redesigned levels. The game is scheduled to ship December 2005.
Enter the dark underworld of Prince of Persia PSP (working title). Hunted by the Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks upon a path of carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship â€“ and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life.
Free-Form Fighting System: The intricate new combat system makes its way to the PSP and allows gamers to wage battles in boundless ways. Manipulate the environment and the enemies themselves to develop your own unique fighting style. Plus, an all-new projectile attack system allows for a variety of combat tactics.
A violent underworld revealed: Explore and conquer a breeding ground for the most brutal, unrelenting monsters to torment mankind.
Control the ravages of time: Ravage enemies with the devastating new combative powers of the Sands of Time, and discover astounding variations in fighting gameplay.
Fight harder, play longer: Hours upon hours of action await you in your fight for survival, including various bonus incentives for those who finish the game
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