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Investigate Focus’ New Crime Scene Release

For Immediate Release September 2004

Focus Multimedia is set to release the critically acclaimed 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,' which they have licensed from the leading games publisher, Ubisoft. 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' will join Focus Multimedia's range of budget PC CD-ROM software retailing at £9.99 and will be available in DVD style packaging.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is one of the most successful TV shows on air throughout America and Europe, having been nominated for 6 Emmy awards and the Golden Globe Best Series award. With a massive UK following of 2.6 million viewers, fans of the series can currently catch it twice a week on Channel 5; Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The game plunges the player into the universe of CBS's TV Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation with impressive realism. The game is accessible to a large audience thanks to its intuitive interface bringing the whole CSI experience to life with real music, atmosphere and locations from the prime TV smash hit!

Craig Johnson of Focus Multimedia commented, 'This game offers total immersion into the TV series, which will appeal to a large audience of fans of forensic science and adventure/analysis games. It's a game that's easy to pick up and play, so with only a couple of airing's per week, fans of the TV series can enjoy their favourite show every day.'

Charlie Barrett of Ubisoft commented, 'We continue to strengthen our relationship with Focus Multimedia and we look forward to seeing new consumers enjoy Ubisoft titles at the lower price point.'

With modelisations of the TV series characters and actual voiceovers, players will experience interaction with the infamous members of the Vegas investigation like never before. They can further live the complete CSI experience with real music, atmospheres and locations lifted from the show. Throughout each of the five investigations, a member of the team will become your investigative partner to help unravel the crime scene and provide help where necessary. The crime scenes include murder, arson, drugs, casino connections and cheating spouses.

The selection of impressive forensic tools, including casting kits and UV lights, add to the realism of the whole game, while the various locations remain true to the series, with Gil Grissom's office, Greg Saunders' lab, Al Robbins' morgue and the interrogation room with easy movement between.

This user-friendly game dedicated to puzzle solving and investigation promises total immersion into the TV series universe. Following on from this version, Ubisoft has just released Crime Scene Investigation: Dark Motives destined to be another big hit with fans of the series. However, for those fans that want to undergo the entire experience, they can start at the very beginning with this new release from Focus Multimedia, at a competitive price point.

About Focus Multimedia

Focus Multimedia is the leading PC CD-ROM budget software publisher by value in UK retail (Source: Chart Track), specialising in high quality, affordable PC CD-ROMs aimed at both children and adults. The Focus Essential range consists of over 150 titles priced at £9.99 each in 9 different categories - including Games, Lifestyle, Creativity, Knowledge and Travel. Focus Multimedia has distribution channels into major retail outlets such as PC World, WHSmith, Staples, Game, via the Internet through as well as non-traditional chains.

About UbisoftTM

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's strong and diversified line-up has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 22 different countries including the United States, Brazil, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 453 million euros for the 2002/2003 fiscal year, up 23% over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit

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