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Ubisoft to Create King Kong Game

Ubisoft and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group announced plans to release an interactive game based on Universal Pictures upcoming KING KONG, directed by Peter Jackson. The game will be available worldwide on all platforms at the beginning of the holiday season in conjunction with the Dec. 14, 2005 theatrical release of the movie.

Working very closely with Peter Jackson and Wingnut Films, Ubisofts prized BEYOND GOOD & EVIL development team, based in Montpellier (France) and award-winning Montreal studio are creating a game that will reflect the visual interpretation, character dynamics and dramatic narrative of Jackson's epic film.

Serge Hascoet, exec director, Worldwide Content Strategy for Ubisoft said, Through this creative association, Ubisoft shows its growing dedication to bringing intense emotions inspired by the movie industry to interactive games. In the KING KONG game, players will be able to experience all the power, drama and emotion of the film thanks to the interactive possibilities provided by the game.

Im really enjoying the collaboration with these artists, and all the creative possibilities were discovering, said Jackson. By working closely with the development team, Ubisoft is enabling me to help shape the kind of gaming experience that I will be proud to associate with this new version of KING KONG, a story that began my life-long love of film.

Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the worlds leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.

Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.

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