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UBISOFT AND GEARBOX SOFTWARE DEPLOY BROTHERS IN ARMS TO NINTENDO DS AND Wii

SAN FRANCISCO – April 4, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest
> video game publishers, and Gearbox Software, one of the world's leading
> independent video game developers, announced that the critically acclaimed
> and multimillion-unit selling Brothers In Arms® franchise is in development
> for the Nintendo DS(TM) and Wii(TM) systems. Scheduled to ship this year,
> Brothers In Arms® Double Time (fall) and Brothers In Arms® DS (summer) will,
> for the first time, immerse Nintendo® system owners into the intensity of
> World War II through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their
> squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion.
>
> "Brothers In Arms on the Wii and DS systems is really exciting for us,” said
> Randy Pitchford, president of Gearbox Software. "I am a huge fan of both
> systems and thrilled about making games for the two platforms. In the entire
> space of first-person shooters on video game systems, Brothers In Arms really
> lends itself to both the Wii and DS interfaces. Imagine using the Wii Remote
> to give actual hand signals or aiming with the DS stylus from a covered
> position. That's what you can look forward to with Brothers In Arms Double
> Time and Brothers In Arms DS.”
>
> Brothers In Arms Double Time brings the best of this acclaimed WWII action
> franchise to the Wii system, while adding the use of innovative gameplay with
> the Wii Remote(TM). Brothers In Arms DS brings all the action and strategy of
> the series to a handheld, utilizing the DS Touch Screen to control the squad.
>
>
> Brothers In Arms Double Time Key Features:
> • Next-Generation Brothers In Arms - The award-winning WWII franchise comes
> to the Wii system with all of the action, story and authenticity that has
> critics and fans eager for more.
> • Combining All 31 Playable Levels: Play as Sergeants Matt Baker and Joe
> Hartsock, leading your squad behind enemy lines through the Normandy
> invasion.
> • Unrivaled Authenticity: Fight actual Airborne Infantry battles of D-Day
> accurately recreated using thousands of official photos, maps, After-Action
> Reports and eyewitness accounts under the direction of Military and
> Historical Director, Col. John Antal.
> • Challenging and Dynamic Combat: Featuring close-quarter urban environments
> and a next-generation artificial intelligence system, Brothers In Arms Double
> Time promises to take authentic military action to the next level on the Wii
> system.
> • Enhanced Control Scheme: Issue orders and perform military gestures to
> command and lead your team using the Wii Remote.
>
> Brothers In Arms® DS Key Features:
> • First Brothers In Arms for the DS System: Exclusively designed for Nintendo
> DS with easy-to-use, stylus-based controls such as using the Touch Screen to
> aim, with the camera following the stylus.
> • Impressive, Realistic 3D Graphics: Incredibly detailed environments with
> highly believable characters and enemies, cinematic camera angles, and great
> animation.
> • Drivable Vehicles: Drive a recon car or a Sherman Tank. Use a wide range of
> weapons such as bazookas, sniper rifles, grenades and more to destroy your
> enemy.
> • 16 Missions and Three Different Campaigns: Relive the intensity of WWII
> through three different campaigns, from Normandy to North-Africa and
> Ardennes.
> • Redesigned New Multiplayer Experience: Fight major multiplayer battles with
> three of your friends in different multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch
> and Team Deathmatch.
> • Contextual Movements: Gameplay adapted to the Nintendo DS hardware with
> auto-cover behind walls or auto-recovering life system.
> • An Unrivalled Sense of Drama: Experience a stronger emotional factor, due
> to the third-person view and dialogue between soldiers.
>
> For more information about Brothers In Arms, please visit
> www.brothersinarmsgame.com.
>
>
> About Ubisoft
> Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive
> entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its
> 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 revenue of 547 million Euros for the 2005–2006
> fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
> About Gearbox
> Gearbox Software, an independent video game development studio located in
> Dallas, TX, is respected industry-wide for their ability to create award
> winning, blockbuster interactive entertainment. With Brothers In Arms Road to
> Hill 30, Gearbox Software launched its first original brand, receiving
> critical acclaim and record sales in 2005. Gearbox Software is currently
> developing original titles for next generation video game consoles and
> Windows Vista. Additional information regarding Gearbox Software can be found
> at www.gearboxsoftware.com.
>
>
> © 2007 Ubisoft Entertainment. All rights reserved. Brothers In Arms is a
> trademark of Gearbox Software and is used under license. Ubisoft, Ubi.com and
> the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or
> other countries. Gearbox Software and the Gearbox logo are registered
> trademarks of Gearbox Software, LLC. TM, ®, Nintendo DS, and Wii are
> trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.

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