Ubisoft announced today (Aug. 17, 2006), that STAR WARS: LETHAL ALLIANCE, an action-adventure game developed for the PSP and Nintendo DS, by Ubisofts Montreal and Casablanca Studios, respectively, will launch worldwide in December 2006. STAR WARS: Ubisoft is creating STAR WARS: LETHAL ALLIANCE under a long-term licensing partnership with LucasArts.
This is the first original STAR WARS game built exclusively for the PSP system and DS, immersing players in an adventure that takes place between EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH and EPISODE IV A NEW HOPE. Gamers will engage in collaborative gameplay, taking on the roles of both Twilek Rianna Saren and her security droid Zeeo. Hired by the Rebel Alliance, this deadly duo must work together to infiltrate Imperial planets and fight legions of evil fiends to uncover the Empires most deadly secret the Death Star.
Ubisoft is honored to announce this exciting and innovative STAR WARS game, the first original game in the legendary franchise built to take full advantage of the unique capabilities of both the PSP system and the DS, said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. We have worked closely with LucasArts to create a game that further develops the STAR WARS universe, and unveils some of the mysteries that have kept millions of fans enthralled for decades.
From the chaotic planet of Coruscant to the dusty, dangerous alleys of Mos Eisley, Rianna and Zeeo must use an arsenal of tricks to complete their mission. Set up holographic disguises to fool Imperial guards, commandeer gun turrets, master death-defying flying escapes and battle carnivorous beasts.
Missions take players to classic destinations such as the Death Star and Tatooine, as well as never-before-seen locations on Despayre, Danuta and Alderaan. Each new environment offers encounters with unforgettable Star Wars characters and species, including Boba Fett, Kyle Katarn, Princess Leia Organa, Darth Vader, Imperial officers, Rodians, Quarren and stormtroopers.
Headquartered in Paris, Ubisoft (www.ubisoftgroup.com) is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide with offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. Ubisoft generated revenue of 547 million euros for the 2005/2006 fiscal year, an increase of 3% over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates.