Now this makes me happy...
Ubi Soft Relaunches Strategic Simulations Line
Company Strengthens Commitment to Combat Simulation Category
San Francisco - February 20, 2003 - Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the top 10 video game publishers in the world, today announced the relaunch of the company's line of combat simulation games under the Strategic Simulations brand. The category will include three highly anticipated upcoming games, IL-2 Sturmovik : Forgotten Battles, Larry Bond's Harpoon 4, and Lock On : Modern Air Combat, as well as three unannounced combat simulations targeted for 2004 and 2005.
Games in the Strategic Simulations line will span the greatest eras of historical and modern warfare, and will have a consistent look in packaging. The new line look will roll out with IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles.
"Ubi Soft has had tremendous success in the combat simulation category," said Tony Kee, vice president of Marketing for Ubi Soft Entertainment. "With the already proven strength and longevity of the Strategic Simulations brand on our side, we're solidly committed to the genre, and we have some great titles coming out over the next several months that we're really excited about."
Ubi Soft also announced the expected ship dates for the first three titles in the Strategic Simulations line. IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, sequel to the extremely popular IL-2: Sturmovik, will ship to retailers in March. Larry Bond's Harpoon 4, the latest modern naval warfare simulation in the highly successful franchise established by Larry Bond, will launch in early May, and Lock On: Modern Air Combat, the premier modern combat flight simulation, will be released in July.
About IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
IL-2: Forgotten Battles is the full-featured sequel to the hugely popular, multi-award winning IL-2: Sturmovik World War II combat flight simulation. Created by 1C Maddox Games, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles adds new maps and missions for both single and multiplayer play, as well as dozens of new World War II aircraft, including the American P-47 "Thunderbolt" and German Ju-87 "Stuka," a new dynamic campaign system, and several other features for almost limitless replayability. For more information, visit www.IL2sturmovik.com.
About Larry Bond's Harpoon 4
The newest title in the popular franchise, Larry Bond's Harpoon 4 is the ultimate simulation of modern naval warfare. The real-time game features over 1,000 ships, subs, aircraft, and ground formations, a highly detailed and customizable map of Northern Europe, and a variety of single and multiplayer missions, including a special campaign written by best-selling techno-thriller author Larry Bond. For more information about Larry Bond's Harpoon 4, visit www.harpoon4.com.
About Lock On: Modern Air Combat
Stunningly realistic yet accessible for all players, Lock On: Modern Air Combat presents the ultimate in modern combat flight simulation. The game features eight flyable combat jets, including the American A10A Warthog and Russian and German MiG-29 aircraft, breathtaking 3D terrain with incredible detail and dynamic lighting, at least 36 individual missions, and scalable realism and detail for both the beginner and expert pilot. More information about the game can be found at www.lo-mac.com.
About Ubi Soft Entertainment
Ubi Soft Entertainment is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubi Soft's strong and diversified line-up has grown considerably, as has Ubi Soft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubi Soft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubi Soft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 22 different countries including the United States, Brazil, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers around the world. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.
I sure hope they stick to this. More combat sims are definately a good thing.