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Assassin's Creed making a killing on store shelves

Posted by: Randy at 11/15/2007 12:52 AM
Without further ado, Assassin's Creed has made its way onto store shelves.  And, as this gameplay trailer overtly hints, there's more going on than just riding Red Dead Revolver-style across ancient Palestine.  You may think you know, but you have no idea.


UBISOFT ANNOUNCES ASSASSIN'S CREED(TM) VIDEO GAME NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES

SAN FRANCISCO - November 14, 2007 - Today Ubisoft, one of the world's
largest video game publishers, announced its highly anticipated Assassin's
Creed(TM) video game is now available in retail stores nationwide in North
America. Easily one of the most anticipated games for the holiday season and
the game has arrived on the PLAYSTATIONR3 computer entertainment system and
the Xbox 360R video game and entertainment system from Microsoft at the MSRP
of $59.99 with the Limited Edition priced at $69.99. It is rated "M" for
Mature by the ESRB.

"Assassin's Creed is an incredible experience unlike anything else available
this holiday season and we're thrilled with the buzz and attention the title
has received," shared Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing
at Ubisoft. "We anticipate having a strong sell through for Assassin's Creed
and it's exciting to push the industry with such a breakthrough title in
terms of technology, design and story. The development team in Montreal set
out to redefine the action-adventure category and we now know that they have
accomplished their goal."

Initial reviews of Assassin's Creed have been outstanding:

.       Game Informer 9.5/10
.       PlayStation: The Official Magazine 10/10
.       GamePro 5/5
.       GameSpot U.S. 9/10
.       GamesRadar U.S. 10/10
.       GameTrailers 9.1/10
.       Yahoo! Games 4.5/5

About Assassin's Creed
The game is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land
apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins
intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict.
Players will assume the role of the main character, Altair, and will have
the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and truly
experience the art of a master assassin. For more information, please visit
www.assassinscreed.com.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a 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 sales of 680 million Euros for the 2006-07
fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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