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Ubisoft to Publish Dogz Video Game Exclusively for Nintendo Game Boy Advance in November

First Puppy Simulation Game Available for Game Boy Advance Owners

SAN FRANCISCO - October 10, 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with MTO Co., Ltd. to distribute Dogz®, the first puppy simulation game to be available exclusively for Nintendo's Game Boy® Advance. Ubisoft will distribute Dogz worldwide, with the exception of Japan, in November of this year.

Dogz is a pet simulation game that lets owners name, train and play with a realistic puppy. Players create and control a main character and choose one of 49 different dogs from 18 different breeds. As characters in the game, owners can take their puppies everywhere within the virtual environment, from through the house to around the neighborhood to visit friends.

Gamers will earn their puppy's love and loyalty by remembering to feed and groom it and reward it when it does things correctly. Owners can train the puppy to lie down, shake, fetch and perform many other tricks.

"Ubisoft is pleased to bring such a unique puppy simulation game to the millions of Game Boy Advance owners around the world," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "We are confident that players will enjoy caring for and watching their puppies grow, and we have a significant television campaign in place to get the word out about this extremely fun and rewarding game."

Key Features:

  • Three Mini-games Available: Run Puppy Run!, Puppy Reversi and Puppy Quiz with a cuddly new companion.
  • Visiting Mode: By linking two Game Boy Advance systems, players can send their puppy off to a friend's house.
  • Always Together Mode: After players complete the game, up to three puppies' data are saved through an included backup feature. When players go to Always Together Mode, they will be able to load one of their previous puppies' data and play with it anytime.

Dogz carries an ESRB rating of "E" (everyone). For more information and updates about Dogz, please visit

® 2005 MTO, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from MTO. Dogz, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or in other countries. Developed by MTO Inc.

TM, ® and Game Boy Advance are trademarks of Nintendo. ® 2001 Nintendo.

About Ubisoft:

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 538 million for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit

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