LONDON, UK - 7th August, 2006 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced it will significantly expand its Petz® series of games for Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and PC.
Ubisoft's Dogz® and Catz® series have already won over a huge audience, are currently among the top 10 games on Game Boy Advance and have sold more than 1.4 million copies on PC since their introduction. The Petz® series allows players to adopt and train their cuddly friends. Players create and control a cute furry pet that they choose from a selection of many different breeds. Players can take their pets everywhere within the virtual environment, starting inside the house and walking around the neighborhood to visit friends.
"Consumers are hot on the prowl for more pets games and Ubisoft has responded by expanding our family of loveable creatures," said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. "We're building upon the success of our existing Dogz® and Catz® franchises and introducing new animals that consumers are sure to adore. Now everyone with a PC, Game Boy Advance or Nintendo DS will be able to have the rewarding experience of raising their very own pet."
Upcoming Petz titles include:
Dogz® on PC and Nintendo DS (November 2006): This classic game, already a proven brand on PC and GBA, make its debut on Nintendo DS. Choose your favourite puppy from a large selection of breeds and interact directly with it.
Dogz® Fashion on GBA (September 2006): Dogz Fashion allows players to adopt their own adorable puppy, dress him/her up in all kinds of fashionable outfits and enter him/her to win fashion competitions.
Catz® on PC and Nintendo DS (November 2006): Ubisoft created the first cat-simulation game ever, bewitching PC gamers around the world. Catz® is eagerly anticipated by the game's numerous devotees. It allows players to adopt his/her favorite kitten, interact directly with it and watch it grow.
Horsez on PC and Nintendo DS (November 2006): A newcomer in the Petz® series, Horsez is the first game that allows you to care for your very own horse, ensuring he grows into a strong adult horse.
Hamsterz Life on Nintendo DS (November 2006): Raise several breeds of hamsters and build fully customisable homes for them to grow up in.
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.
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