Ubisoft Launches An Aerial Assault With New Tom Clancy Air
SAN FRANCISCO ? September 25, 2007 ? Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced the creation of a new Tom Clancy franchise being developed by Ubisoft's Bucharest studio for next generation consoles and PC. The first air combat brand from the Tom Clancy universe will launch in 2008.
"Ubisoft has an unrivaled track record of creating and sustaining new brands,? said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. "Our commitment to refreshing our catalog with regular introduction of new IPs is what keeps gamers coming back for more. With this new brand we're redefining the aerial combat genre and extending the Tom Clancy universe to deliver a compelling new action title to next-generation gamers.?
The game is set in the near future in a world where a private military force has cumulated such power that it attacks the United States. Placed into the cockpits of incredibly powerful and technologically advanced jet fighters, gamers will benefit from high-tech piloting assistance, providing comfort, security, and enhanced perception. As players gain skills and confidence, they will be able to progress with less assistance, but will have to weigh the risks carefully before choosing performance over security.
"We are confident that this new brand will become the new benchmark for flight combat games and will be, like other Tom Clancy based games, an instant online multiplayer hit,? says Sebastien Delen, managing director of Ubisoft's Bucharest studio. "The player will experience all the action and excitement of modern air combat, from intense dog fighting to tactical strikes.?
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 23 countries and sales in more than 55 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.
About Tom Clancy
With more than 80 million books sold, Tom Clancy is arguably the world's most recognized author. His works include fiction such as The Hunt for Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears, Rainbow Six, Without Remorse and The Teeth of the Tiger. Clancy also writes nonfiction works about weapons and various military units. Four of his books have already been adapted into highly successful feature films.
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