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Rayman® DS, Sprung and Asphalt Urban GT(tm) available for European Nintendo DS launch.

London, UK - November 23, 2004 - Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced Rayman® DS, SprungTM(U.S. Name Title) and Asphalt Urban GTTM as official launch titles in Europe for the upcoming release of the Nintendo DSTM system in 2005.

"We're really excited to deliver three fun, original and very different titles on the new Nintendo DS handheld video game system, when it launches next year. Besides the delay with the US launch will allow us to bring new content to Rayman, one of the group's biggest franchise", said John Parkes, EMEA Marketing Director at Ubisoft. "The Nintendo DS will be a unique handheld machine with never-seen before capabilities and we're thrilled to develop such innovative titles on this new console."

Rayman, one of the most recognizable video game characters around the world, arrives for the first time in full 3D glory on a handheld as he battles to defeat the pirate terror that has enslaved his world. Rayman DS is poised to repeat the successful performance of its predecessor, Rayman® Advance, which was among the top-ten selling launch titles for the Game Boy AdvanceTM system in 2001. Furthermore the European version of Rayman DS will include a multiplayer feature and will take full advantage of the touch-screen technology.

Sprung (Working title) creates an entirely new genre for portable gaming by putting players in the middle of an engaging, risqué and daring adventure with sexy singles at a hip ski resort. The dating simulation, or "stimulation," title features gender-specific adventures, entertaining dating missions and a hilarious script written by North Shore (FOX) writer Colleen McGuiness.

Asphalt Urban GT flies onto the Nintendo DS on four very fast wheels, combining the virtues of both simulation and arcade racing. Players will hit the streets in a wide range of licensed high-performance cars, including Lamborghini, Jaguar, Hummer and more, on tracks from around the world.

Rayman and Sprung are developed and published by Ubisoft. Asphalt GT is published by Gameloft and distributed under exclusivity by Ubisoft.

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Sprung ® 2004 Guillemot Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by Ubisoft Entertainment. Rayman DS ® 2004 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Developed by DC Studios. Asphalt: Urban GTTM ® 2004 Gameloft. All Rights Reserved. Distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment. Gameloft, Gameloft logo and Asphalt: Urban GT are trademarks of Gameloft in the U.S. and/or other countries. Sprung is a trademark of Guillemot Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Rayman, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Aston Martin, Vanquish and DB9, and the Aston Martin logo are trademarks owned and licensed by Aston Martin Lagonda ® 2004 Aston Martin Lagonda. Trademarks, design patents and copyrights are used with the approval of the owner AUDI AG. Ford Oval and nameplates are registered trademarks owned and licensed by Ford Motor Company. General Motors Trademarks used under license to Gameloft. Jaguar, XKR and the Leaper Device are trademarks owned and licensed by Jaguar Cars Limited ® 2004 Jaguar Cars Limited. The trademarks, copyrights and design rights in and associated with Lamborghini and Murciélago, Murciélago R-GT, Gallardo, and Gallardo Police car are used under licence from Lamborghini ArtiMarca S.P.A., Italy. Lotus Exige and associated logos, emblems and body designs are trade marks and/or other intellectual property of "Group Lotus plc" and are used under license by Gameloft. Morgan Aero and body designs are trademarks and/or intellectual property of Morgan Motors and are used under license to Gameloft. Official Nissan Product. Nissan, 350Z, Skyline, and associated symbols, emblems and designs are trademarks of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and used under license to Gameloft. Saleen® and Saleen® S7TM, its vehicle model names and their proprietary designs are registered trademarks of Saleen, Inc. used under license to Gameloft. Shelby® and Shelby GT-500TM are registered trademarks and/or intellectual property of Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. and are used by Gameloft under license. TVR, Sagaris and body designs are registered trademarks and/or intellectual property of TVR Engineering Limited and are used under license to Gameloft. Volkswagen trademarks, design patents and copyrights are the intellectual property of Volkswagen AG and are used under license to Gameloft. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners. Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. ® 2004 Nintendo.

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's strong and diversified lineup 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 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany, and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million euros for the 2003/2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit

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