Ubisoft to distribute Rift for Trion in Europe

by: Chuck -
Trion Worlds has selected Ubisoft to distribute their upcoming MMORPG, Rift, in Europe (France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Nordics to be specific).  The game (which enters closed beta this week) will be launching in early 2011 and Europeans can now be assured that they'll be able to play the game when it comes out.
TRION WORLDS SIGNS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH UBISOFT®

Ubisoft to Distribute Rift™ Throughout Continental Europe

Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 1, 2010 – Trion Worlds, a global developer and publisher of premium online games, announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with Ubisoft for retail distribution of Rift™ in, France, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Nordics. The highly-anticipated MMORPG Rift is scheduled to launch worldwide in early 2011.

“To join forces with an industry leader such as Ubisoft on our first title further demonstrates the potential Rift has to be a game-changer in the online gaming space,” said Lars Buttler, CEO, Trion Worlds. “We are thrilled to be working with Ubisoft, one of world’s leading publishers, as we reaffirm our commitment to deliver quality products to gamers around the world.”

RIFT is the complete and full-featured MMO experience. Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy world where eight primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. In RIFT, players build their own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on challenging quests, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, and achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids.



For more information about Rift, please visit www.Riftgame.com

For more information about Trion Worlds, please visit www.trionworlds.com.

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About Trion Worlds

Trion Worlds is the premier publisher and developer of connected video games. With groundbreaking new server platform capabilities, Trion delivers high-quality, fully dynamic, and massively social content across video game genres, gaming platforms, and mass-market entertainment formats. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with development and technology studios in San Diego, Calif., and Austin, Texas, Trion is redefining interactive entertainment in the connected era.



About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2009-10 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 871 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
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