London, UK - 30th August, 2006 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, and Gearbox Software, one of the world's leading independent video game developers, announced Brothers In Arms® D-Day, a World War II squad-based action game available exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Developed specifically for the PSP system, Brothers In Arms® D-Day will offer a new and unique gaming experience. Players will experience the intensity of WWII through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion. Brothers in Arms® D-Day is being developed by Ubisoft Shanghai in collaboration with Gearbox Software and will be available in Autumn 2006.
Brothers In Arms® D-Day brings players the best of the Brothers In Arms® franchise in a handheld gaming system. Players will experience D-Day as a Screaming Eagle with more tactics and action exclusive to the PSP system. Now players can surprise the enemy for the ultimate advantage in firefights, leading a fire team throughout the entire Normandy campaign. For the first time, players will also be able to lead a bazooka team, order their squad on an MG42, or fire mortar rounds. An enhanced co-op mode (Skirmish) offers players a 12-mission campaign.
Key Features:PSP system debut: The highest rated World War II franchise hits the PSP system for the first time, bringing both Baker and Hartsock to a new platform. Developed specifically for the PSP system: Unique gameplay sequences designed specifically for the on-the-go nature of handheld gaming with all-new controls specific to the PSP system. The best of Brothers In Arms® with exclusive content: New teammate capabilities, improved enemy A.I., new weapons and destroyable cover make their way to the handheld Storyline specific to PSP: Play as Baker as you make your way to Carentan and as Hartsock as you head toward St. Sauveur, encompassing the entire Normandy campaign. Co-op multiplayer (Skirmish mode): Play with a friend over ad hoc (wireless) through 12 different Skirmish missions in four different game modes through the co-op campaign. For more information about Brothers In Arms®, please visit www.brothersinarmsgame.com.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide 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 revenue of 547 million Euros for the 2005-2006 fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
Gearbox Software, an independent video game development studio located in Dallas, TX, is respected industry-wide for their ability to create award winning, blockbuster interactive entertainment. With Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30, Gearbox Software launched its first original brand, receiving critical acclaim and record sales in 2005. Gearbox Software is currently developing original titles for next generation video game consoles and Windows Vista. Additional information regarding Gearbox Software can be found at www.gearboxsoftware.com.
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