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First Visuals Of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory(tm) For Nintendo DS(tm) Revealed

Ubisoft Maximizes Nintendo DS Technology for June 2005 Release

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 11 May 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, unveils the first game features and visuals for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM for the Nintendo DS. For the first time, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM is available on a handheld console in 3D. Taking full advantage of Nintendo DS' dual screens and Touch Screen technology, the game offers an immersive experience through the single-player campaign and also includes the innovative cooperative multiplayer and versus modes. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM for Nintendo DS will be available in June 2005.

In Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, the year is 2008. Citywide blackouts, stock exchange sabotage, electronic hijacking of national defence systems: This is information warfare. To prevent such attacks, operatives must infiltrate hostile territory and aggressively collect critical intelligence, getting closer than ever to enemy soldiers.

Through the eight level missions of the single-player campaign-one of which is also exclusive to the Nintendo DS-Sam Fisher, the most elite black-ops agent of the National Security Agency, will kill from close-range, attack with his combat knife, shoot with the prototype Land Warrior rifle and use radical suppression techniques such as the inverted neck-break to accomplish his duty.

"We are thrilled to release Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for the very first time in full 3D on a handheld console," said John Parkes, EMEA Marketing Director at Ubisoft. "The game will take full advantage of the Nintendo DS technology, with extensive use of the two screens and wireless communication for multiplayer games. With the addition of an exclusive solo mission and move, this shows our commitment and confidence in making Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory DS a strong release for this summer."

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell ®Chaos TheoryTM DS additional features:

  • All the new moves and gadgets of the console versions released in March but with the addition of the SWAT TURN
  • The Touch Screen technology allows players to manage the inventory, choose between three visions modes and manoeuvre the camera
  • The Wireless Communication of the Nintendo DS will be intensely used for the multiplayer modes:

- Cooperative mode for two players with five levels to explore. Each player can choose between two Shadownet expertises: Assault or Hacker

- Versus mode for two to four players with seven maps available. The Versus mode places you in a war of Shadownet Spies against Argus Mercenaries. While Spies try to hack computer devices to steal important information, Mercenaries must patrol and guard these stations.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM will be released on Nintendo DS at the end of June 2005.

For more information, please visit www.splintercell.com.

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® 2005 Nintendo. The Nintendo DS logo is a trademark of Nintendo.

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide. It is the fastest growing company in the video game industry 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 537 million in revenue for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Tom Clancy:

With over 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, and the recently released 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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