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Ubisoft To Publish Heroes of the Pacific™ Video Game This Fall

Great Pilots of the Pacific Emerge in Intense World War II Dogfighting Epic

SAN FRANCISCO - August 29, 2005 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's leading video game publishers, announced that it has signed an exclusive deal with Red Mile EntertainmentTM to publish and distribute the Heroes of the PacificTM video game in North America for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Heroes of the Pacific is a dramatic World War II aerial combat-action game developed by IR Gurus of Australia. Heroes of the Pacific will be available September 28, 2005, for consoles and in October 2005 for the PC.

Heroes of the Pacific begins on December 7, 1941, with the attack on Pearl Harbor and lets the player participate in the most memorable battles of the Pacific campaign including Wake Island, Midway and the Coral Sea. For the first time players will experience the epic scope of the battles, placing hundreds of planes on the screen in a single confrontation.

Heroes of the Pacific features six game modes and more than 35 upgradeable WWII aircraft, a compelling story through the war, and arcade and professional controls, as well as a workshop to customize the plane's weapon loadout and plane setup.

"Ubisoft is pleased to bring gamers the intense dogfighting experience of Heroes of the Pacific," said James Regan, director of new business development at Ubisoft. "The realistic and historical environments recreated in this game will launch players into the action-packed skies of the Pacific as if they were part of history themselves."

Key Features:

  • More than 150 planes fighting on-screen, each with full artificial intelligence and physics.
  • 10 campaigns, with 26 missions taken from real events of the Pacific campaign including Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima.
  • Six game modes (Campaign, Instant Action, Single Mission, Historical, Training, Multiplayer and Online (fierce online multiplayer support for up to 8 players).
  • Compelling and dramatic story featuring historical footage.
  • Arcade and professional control modes.
  • Player-controllable wingmen through a fast and intuitive menu system.
  • Highly detailed plane and ship models with complex lighting and environment effects.
  • Varied mission types: Ground attack, ground support, escort defense, patrol, torpedo and dive-bombing.

Heroes of the Pacific carries an ESRB rating of "T" (Teen) for strong language and violence, with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox and $39.99 for the PC.

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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

® 2005 IR Gurus Interactive Pty Ltd and Thatgame Pty Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from Red Mile Entertainment. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Red Mile Entertainment and the Red Mile Entertainment logo are trademarks of Red Mile Entertainment, Inc. Heroes of the Pacific is a trademark and is used under license. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Online play requires internet connection and Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) (each sold separately). The Online icon is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox Live, the Live logo and the Xbox logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or in other countries and are used under license from Microsoft.

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