UBISOFT TO PUBLISH CATZÂ® VIDEO GAME EXCLUSIVELY FOR GAME BOYÂ® ADVANCE
SAN FRANCISCO MARCH 2, 2006 Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it will unleash CatzÂ®, the first kitten simulation game to be available exclusively for Nintendo's Game BoyÂ® Advance. As part of its licensing agreement with MTO Co., Ubisoft will distribute Catz worldwide in March 2006, with the
exception of Japan. Catz carries an ESRB rating of "E" for Everyone and a MSRP of $29.99.
Catz is a pet simulation game that lets owners name, train and play with adorable kittens. Players adopt a customized kitten from one of thirteen different breeds. Gamers will earn their kitten's love and loyalty by remembering to feed, groom or play with it. Toys and accessories can be purchased for the kitten from the in-game store. Kittens can communicate with their owners through a variety realistic sounds effects including purring and different types of meows. "Ubisoft is pleased to bring the first kitten simulation game to the millions of Game Boy Advance owners around the world,"Â said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "Now there is a virtual option for cat lovers! We are confident players will enjoy caring for and watching their kittens grow."
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Adopt and raise a kitten of your own Ã¢â¬â earn points for excellent care.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Thirteen breeds to choose from including Persian, Himalayan, Abyssinian, and the exotic Ocicat.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Feed, groom, play with, cuddle, or shop for your cat. The way you raise your cat affects its personality.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Listen carefully as your cat communicates with you through a variety of realistic sound effects, including purring and different types of meows.
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Use your allowance to buy toys and accessories for your cat at the at the store
Ã¢â¬Â¢ Visiting mode: By linking two Game Boy Advance systems, players can tour around the block to visit friends.
For more information and updates about Catz, please visit www.ubi.com.
In March 2006, Ubisoft will also launch PetzÂ®, a compilation from the bestselling DogzÂ® and Catz PC series. Petz will include Dogz 5 and Catz 5 for PC. Features will include new breeds in the PC series, interactive environment, and mini-games. Petz carries an ESRB rating of "E"Â for Everyone and a MSRP of $19.99.