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Ubisoft Delays Haze and Splinter Cell: Conviction

The company delayed four unspecified games during its second quarter announcement, and today Ubisoft has furthered the release dates of two additional titles. Though it was confirmed for a December 14 release just a week ago, Free Radical's drug-enhanced shooter Haze (PS3) will now make its way to stores during the period of January through March of 2008. Sam Fisher's newest outing has also been postponed, as Ubisoft Montreal's Splinter Cell: Conviction (PC, X360) has been removed from the fiscal year calendar entirely. It's now slated for an ambiguous release sometime in the next year, which begins April 1, 2008. It was previously scheduled for a fourth fiscal quarter ship date.Source: Shacknews

Ubisoft Assassin's Creed Goes Gold

Yet another groundbreaking, earthshaking game title has gone gold this month. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed are now being manufactured and will hit stores on November 13, Ubisoft announced today. A $69.99 limited edition, said to pack a figurine and other goodies, will be available along with the standard $59.99 version. The PC version of the latest stealth adventure title from the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time team was originally scheduled to release alongside the console iterations, but was recently delayed until early 2008. For more on Assassin's Creed and its wonderful atmosphere, check out here.

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Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Co-op Collection Coming to Xbox Live Marketplace

Owners of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will be happy to know there will be a reason to pop in that disc again soon, as Ubisoft will release a new set of co-op and adversarial maps through an Xbox Live Marketplace package titled Co-op Collection. The Co-op Collection will come with nine maps; four of them adversarial exclusive, five others shared with co-op. Most of the maps are based on levels from the original Ghost Recon and Ghost Recon: Island Thunder, but two of the adversarial maps are brand new. New achievements will be included as well, adding a total of 110 points to the game. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Co-op Collection will be released next month.Source: Shacknews

Ubisoft Takes to the Skies With New Tom Clancy Air Combat Brand

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 game taking place in Tom Clancy’s universe, the brand will launch in 2008. Set in a near future, the game imagines a world where a private military force has cumulated such power that it attacks the USA. Thrust into the cockpits of incredibly powerful and technologically advanced jet fighters, gamers will benefit from hi-tech piloting assistance, providing comfort, security and enhanced perception. As players gain skills and confidence, they will be able to shed the assistance. But before choosing performance over security, they’ll have to weigh the risks carefully.

Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East Demo Released

Ubisoft has released a Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East demo for those of you interested in trying the upcoming strategy game expansion pack. The 900MB demo features a key episode in the Heroes V storyline where you will follow Gotai, a young warlord of the Orc tribes, as he leads his armies in an invasion of the Griffin Empire. Control the new Orc faction by building cities, recruiting troops, and fighting battles with brand new creatures and discover the unstoppable power of the Orcs on the battlefield. Developed by Nival Interactive, the retail version of the stand-alone expansion ships October 16.

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Ubisoft Opens New Video Game Development Studio in Chengdu, China

Ubisoft opened today a new video game development studio in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Richard Tsao, senior producer at Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, has been appointed managing director of the new studio. Ubisoft Chengdu will initially focus on internal outsourcing and in time will be responsible for developing online titles for PC, consoles and handhelds. The new Ubi studio will open its doors in Tianfu Software Park with 10 team members and the goal of expanding to 200 developers over the next year.
The success of our studio in Shanghai, which has been further confirmed with the launch of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 for the PLAYSTATION 3 system, has encouraged us to extend our growth in China,
said Christine Burgess-Quémard, executive director, Worldwide Studios at Ubisoft.Source: Ubisoft

Ubisoft Gets Lost, Finds Heroes

French game developer Ubisoft announced at Comic-Con 2007 that it will be adapting two popular television shows into video games. The American Broadcasting Company's (ABC) hit mystery drama 'Lost' will be released on the XBOX 360, PS3 and PC in early 2008. Ubisoft will also bring the National Broadcasting Company's (NBC) freshman hit 'Heroes' to an unspecified platform. Few details were given but VP of worldwide licensing Christian Salomon did say players will interact directly with the shows universe.Source: Gamespot

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 MP Demo

As promised, Ubisoft has released a multiplayer demo for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, allowing you to try out this action sequel developed by Ubisoft's Paris studio and Red Storm Studios. The demo contains 1 map (Calavera) and 2 modes (Recon vs Assault & Team Deathmatch). Click here to download GRAW2 directly from Fileplanet.

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Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 PC Trailer

Ubisoft has released a new trailer and five new screenshots from Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, this time showcasing the PC version of this action sequel developed by Ubisoft's Paris studio and Red Storm Studios. The game again puts you in control of the Ghosts who have to change their holiday plans to go to El Paso and put a stop to a growing rebel threat. The game is scheduled to be released this summer. Download the 2:01 min of gameplay footage from here.

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Ubisoft Introduces Tom Clancy's EndWar Video Game

Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it is creating Tom Clancy's EndWar, a new brand in the Tom Clancy series of video games. Led by strategy veteran and Ubisoft creative director Michael de Plater, Tom Clancy's EndWar is being developed by a world-class team at Ubisoft's Shanghai studio whose members have experience developing Ubisoft's hit franchises including Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. Tom Clancy's EndWar is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles in fiscal year 2007/2008.Source: Ubisoft

Ubisoft aquires the German publisher Sunflowers

Paris – 11 April 2007 - Today, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announces that it has concluded an agreement to acquire SunFlowers, owner of the Anno brand, one of the most successful strategy games with 5 million units sold worldwide and one of the best-selling games in the German market.
Through the transaction, Ubisoft will acquire a 30% stake in Related Designs, which developed Anno 1701, the latest entry in the Anno series and is currently working on a future Anno title.
The agreement between the two companies is subject to normal closing conditions. The acquisition is expected to close in Ubisoft’s fiscal year 2007-08 first quarter.

Ubisoft publishing 'Jam Sessions', a guitar game for Nintendo DS

Activision published Guitar Hero a few years ago for the PS2, which allowed people to pretend they could play real guitar. They did this by plugging in a fancy guitar controller modeled after the Gibson SG, and programming the "notes" for a bunch of songs that the player has to hit to play the note. Ubisoft is doing something very similar, with an entirely different style of guitar, and for the Nintendo DS. Gamers, by pressing the right button on the D pad and strumming with the stylus, can play a set of unannounced songs. Free play mode allows gamers to invent their own songs, which can be used to propose to the girl of your dreams in the nerdiest way possible.Source: 1Up
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