London, UK - March 17, 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, proudly announces that the Official Xbox Magazine (US) has given its Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM the highest review score in the magazine's history: 9.9 out of 10. Official Xbox Magazine is the world's Number 1 selling Xbox magazine (circulation 400 000).
"Buy it, play it, treasure it. It's a rare genuine classic and the game the Xbox was built for," writes Official Xbox Magazine's Ryan McCaffrey in his review. He adds, "Topping Riddick and Halo 2 by a mile, this level of visual details shouldn't be possible on an Xbox."
"Our development teams have put their heart and soul into this game, putting in countless hours towards one ultimate objective: to create the best possible game on the Xbox®, pushing the limits of their imaginations and of the machine itself," said Ubisoft's President and CEO, Yves Guillemot. "We're thrilled that the reporters at Official Xbox Magazine and other publications have recognized the incredible creativity and tremendous efforts that have been poured into this game over the past 3 years."
The excellent reviews of the game include fantastic scores of 19/20 from Official Xbox Magazine France (circulation 80 000), a 10/10 from UK Xbox World (25 000 circulation), a 9.75 from Game Informer (over 1.6 million subscribers), and scores of 10, 9.5 and 9.0 from Electronic Gaming Monthly (circulation 570,000), with many more outstanding but still confidential evaluations to come.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos TheoryTM is the third installment of Ubisoft's award-winning franchise, with 10 million copies sold. It will be available in stores on March 31st for Xbox®, PlayStation®2, GameCube® and PC throughout North America, Europe and other PAL territories worldwide.
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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, Red Rabbit, and the recently released The Teeth of the Tiger. Clancy also writes non-fiction works about weapons and various military units. Four of his books have already been adapted into highly successful feature films.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide. It is the fastest growing company in the videogame industry and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified line-up 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 videogame titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 508 million for the 2003-2004 fiscal year, an increase of 22.5% over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.