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Epic Tale of Power and Glory Gives Players the Chance to Define Their Legacy as Legendary Norse Warrior

SAN FRANCISCO ? November 16, 2007 ? Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that Beowulf(TM), the action combat game based on Paramount Pictures' and Shangri-La Entertainment's Beowulf, the upcoming feature film from Academy Award®-winning director Robert Zemeckis, is now available on store shelves.

"Today is an exciting day for Ubisoft as we launch the Beowulf video game alongside the release of the Beowulf movie,? stated Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "Working closely with Paramount Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment has allowed us to breathe new life into this ancient tale, creating an amazing gaming experience that will extend Beowulf's adventures for fans of both the epic poem and the new feature film.?

The Beowulf video game is an interactive experience that captures the spirit and artistic beauty of the film while offering an even deeper look into the epic tale of Beowulf. The video game, developed by the award-winning team that created the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® in Ubisoft's Tiwak studio, features exclusive content that is unexplored by both the film and the classic tale, extending the adventure through 30 years of the Beowulf story.

"The Beowulf video game extends and complements the motion picture experience beyond the silver screen,? said Sandi Isaacs, senior vice president interactive and mobile for Paramount Pictures. "Our goal has always been to provide fans with authentic and compelling game play timed to coincide with the opening of our film, and this game delivers on this promise.?

Key features:
+ Players will delve even deeper into the adventure as they play through 30 years of the Beowulf story not seen in the movie to experience more of Beowulf's life and mold their own legacy.
+ An authentic adaptation of the film, which includes the voices and likeness of Academy Award®-winner Anthony Hopkins as King Hrothgar, Ray Winstone as Beowulf, Brendan Gleeson as Wiglaf and Sebastien Roche as Wulfgar.
+ The mystical world of Beowulf comes to life in stunning fashion. Powered by the next evolution of the award-winning YETI technology used to create the critically acclaimed Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, Beowulf delivers an unrivalled graphical experience.
+ Players unlock an army of up to 12 Thanes to unlock as they increase their heroic experience. Players use the Thane army to their advantage by giving orders, triggering in-game mechanisms, assigning strategic positions and tailoring upgradeable weapons to the situation or enemy.
+ Carnal Power allows the use of grapple attacks for visceral hand-to-hand combat and special weapons. Players use legacy experience points for Carnal upgrades resulting in increasingly fierce action and brutal attacks.
+ Dynamic combat system including advanced combos, skilful parries and increased battle proficiency as the player progresses.

The Beowulf video game is available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (MSRP: $59.99), the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system (MSRP: $59.99), the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system (MSRP: $39.99) and Windows PC (MSRP: $49.99). The game is rated "M? for Mature by the ESRB.

About the Movie
Groundbreaking director Robert Zemeckis offers a vision of the Beowulf saga that has never been told before. In a time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf slays the demon Grendel and incurs the wrath of its monstrous, yet seductive, mother in a conflict that transforms a king into a legend. Beowulf stars Ray Winstone in the title role and Anthony Hopkins as the corrupt King Hrothgar, as well as John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman and Angelina Jolie as Grendel's mother. Paramount Pictures, in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, Presents an ImageMovers Production of a Robert Zemeckis film, Beowulf. Neil Gaiman & Roger Avary adapted the legend for the screen. The film is produced by Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. The executive producers are Martin Shafer, Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman.

For more information about the Beowulf video game, please visit http://www.beowulfgame.com.

For more information on the film, visit the official site at http://www.beowulfmovie.com.

About Ubisoft
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.

About Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is a global entertainment company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment through the Paramount Motion Picture Group which includes Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nick Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Studios and Worldwide Television Distribution

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