SAN FRANCISCO – March 6, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that in celebration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(NT) franchise and the launch of its upcoming NT video game March 20, it is releasing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 classic arcade game on Xbox LIVE Arcade on the Xbox 360. The Classic Arcade game, originally published by Konami and most recently developed for Xbox LIVE Arcade by Digital Eclipse, a division of Foundation 9 Entertainment, will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade – the premier destination for digitally distributed, high definition original and classic games – in March.
The NT arcade game brings the nostalgia of the early coin-op arcade days of gaming into the comfort of the living room through the power of Xbox LIVE and Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game will feature the original seven levels, two- to four-player co-op modes and voice- chat capabilities and be available for download for 400 Microsoft Points ($5 U.S.).
"The release of the NT classic arcade game on Xbox LIVE Arcade is Ubisoft's homage to a world-renowned franchise that for almost 20 years has captured the hearts of gamers," said James Regan, director of new business development at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft is breathing new life into the video game franchise with the launch of our downloadable console games while remaining true to the unique core values that make the Turtles so timeless."
About Ubisoft's NT Video Game
Ubisoft's new NT video game uses the same dark and dangerous environments and adventurous themes featured in the new NT CGI film being developed by Imagi Animation Studios and Mirage Licensing. The NT movie takes place in a New York City plagued by secretive villains and strange, otherworldly creatures. Faced with these perils, the Turtles will experience their most trying time as heroes and as a family, as Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo lose their focus and struggle to maintain their unity and ninja discipline. In the movie and in the highly immersive video game adventure, it's up to Leonardo and the faithful father figure Splinter to reunite the band of brothers and save New York City from a monstrous evil that lurks around every corner. Video game players will engage in over-the-top acrobatic navigation, collaborative combat and powerful fighting moves.
Ubisoft's NT video game is being created under a licensing agreement with Mirage Licensing, Inc. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are represented for merchandising by 4Kids Entertainment. Please visit www.tmntgame.com to access the official game Web site and www.tmnt.com for the latest news and information on the new CGI movie.
Ubisoft's new NT video game will be released for the Xbox 360 PlayStation2, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, Windows PC, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Cube and Wii.
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, an increase of 3 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
About 4Kids Entertainment
Headquartered in New York City with international offices in London, 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) is a global provider of children's entertainment and merchandise licensing. 4Kids, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides domestic and international merchandise licensing; product development; television, film, music and home video production and distribution; media planning and buying; and Web site development. For further information, please visit the Company's Web site at www.4KidsEntertainment.com and www.4Kids.TV.
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