London, UK - November 8, 2005 - Today, Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced the latest CSI video game, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 3 Dimensions of MurderTM, to come out of their exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with CBS Consumer Products for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) video games. CSI: 3 Dimensions of MurderTM will be based on the characters and storylines from the original hit television series CSI, and will launch worldwide for PC in spring 2006. This is the third release in the CSI video game franchise.
Developed by Telltale Games, CSI: 3 Dimensions of MurderTM will continue the authentic experience of Ubisoft's popular CSI video games. Players will work alongside Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows and the rest of the original Las Vegas cast to help solve intense cases and investigate crimes using cutting-edge techniques and real-world forensic equipment. CSI: 3 Dimensions of MurderTM improves upon the successful core design concepts of previous CSI games, featuring an all-new, real-time 3D engine, enriched character interactions and animations, and longer, more immersive stories.
"CSI: 3 Dimensions of MurderTM will build upon the success of the previous CSI games with fresh new episodes that fans of the show will truly enjoy," said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. "We take the crime-solving team back to Vegas in a gorgeously rendered 3D environment complete with all the forensic science, tools and technology that players love to use; they will feel like they are part of the Las Vegas team!"
CSI is the top-rated show on network television and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Series in 2003 and 2004. The CSI franchise published by Ubisoft has sold more than 1.5 million units worldwide since the first CSI title was released in March 2003.
Ubisoft has also published CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTM as well as CSI: Dark Motives and CSI: MiamiTM. CBS Consumer Products manages the worldwide licensing, merchandising and video activities for these properties.
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