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Recon You're Good Enough to Lead the Ghosts Through THREE Nail-biting Conflicts?

For Immediate Release April 2005

The setting is Eastern Europe - the year is 2008. The world is teetering on the brink of war as the population holds its breath, and waits...but for one small group of soldiers, the wait is already over. Equipped with the latest battlefield technology and covert warfare skills, they strike - swift, silent and invisible. They call themselves, 'The Ghosts'...

Take a deadly lesson in how to fight on tomorrow's battlefields and experience the most intense and realistic tactical-shooter ever created in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Gold Edition - the ultimate collection containing the original Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® plus two add-ons; Desert Siege and Island Thunder.

Each game is packed full with unique features and fantastic storylines, with death-defying missions and realistic gameplay offering a unique and immersive gaming experience!

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

You lead the Ghosts - an elite infantry unit who are the first to be deployed in extreme situations and the last to leave when things get rough. It is your duty to select and train the members of your platoon, kit them out and command them once the shooting starts. Show no fear in the face of vicious fire-fights, nail-biting recon missions and daring rescues behind enemy lines, and confront the deadliest AI enemies yet - angry, merciless and meticulously designed to take out you and your team.

Key Features:

  • The most realistic gameplay ever - water soaks through uniforms, tanks shake the ground and tracers scream overhead with gripping realism.
  • Execute covert warfare in the free-fire zones of real world locations.
  • 15 single-player missions and 5 dedicated multiplayer maps.
  • Standard and special-issue weapons like the M16A2, the M4 carbine and the AT-4 anti-tank rocket launcher.
  • Integrated battlefield computer lets you specify nine different Rules of Engagement at any time.
  • Up to 36 players via multi-player on broadband or LAN.

Tom Clancy's Desert Siege

In the wake of the upheaval in Russia, a series of small brushfire wars erupt around the world. One of the deadliest occurs in Ethiopia, where a 60-year conflict boils over as Ethiopia invades its smaller neighbour, Eritrea. Shipping on the Red Sea is disrupted, and the Ghosts move in to safeguard the seas and free Eritrea. As the war rages on, the Ghosts are drawn from Eritrea's shores to the heart of Ethiopia in their deadliest battles yet.

Key Features:

  • 8 new single-player missions and 4 new dedicated multiplayer maps.
  • 2 new multiplayer modes - Siege and Domination allow teams to attack or defend territory.
  • 9 new multiplayer weapons including the Bizon submachine gun, M98 sniper rifle and the M-60 machine gun.
  • Simulates the latest military hardware including the fearsome OICW combat and the Land Warrior command and control system.

Tom Clancy's Island Thunder

The year is 2010, and great changes are afoot in Cuba. Fidel Castro is no more, and a revolution has toppled the Communist regime. A hope for democracy has emerged in the face of a free election - but there are plenty in Cuba who are determined to use any means possible to stop a democratic uprising by preventing the election. The Ghosts have once again been called in, to safeguard the election and thwart the communists' attempts to terrorise the people in one of the most dangerous missions yet.

Key Features:

  • 8 new single-player missions and 5 brand new multiplayer maps.
  • 12 new multiplayer weapons including the FN M240G and the MM-1 automatic grenade launcher.
  • 2 new multiplayer game types.
  • New Cuban enemy vehicles, new allied vehicles and amazingly realistic insertions by helicopter.

Craig Johnson, managing director of Focus Multimedia commented, "We are delighted to be releasing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Gold Edition. With the huge fan base of the successful Tom Clancy brand, this is sure to be a best-seller, offering fans to own this unique collection at the fantastic price of just £3.33 per game!"

Charlie Barrett, Head of Strategic Sales & Licensing at Ubisoft, added "We are extremely pleased to be working with Focus Multimedia to produce further titles in the Tom Clancy series, which is one of Ubisoft's key strategic brands. Over 31 million units of Tom Clancy branded software have been sold worldwide - and the unique product that Focus are offering will further contribute to its' worldwide success."

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Gold Edition is available from all good stockists of PC software, with an RRP of just £9.99 including VAT. Alternatively, the product, along with hundreds of other Focus Multimedia titles, can be purchased direct from www.focusmm.co.uk.

About Focus Multimedia:

Focus Multimedia is one of the one of the leading PC CD-ROM budget software publishers 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 200 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 www.amazon.co.uk 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 www.ubi.com.

For further information please contact:

Lucy Carter - PR & Marketing Executive

Email: l.carter@focusmm.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1889 570156

Web: www.focusmm.co.uk

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