Another punk comes to the Xbox

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No, I'm not talking about another 12 year old idiot on Xbox live but rather Ubisoft's Prehistoric Punk which has shipped to stores. You play the role of Tork (no relation to Peter) an adolescent cave boy who watched his village be eradicated and his father kidnapped. It's up to you to take control of Tork and use his magical time traveling powers to save his father.

Meet a Fearless, Spontaneous and Determined Hero – Tork has Finally Arrived!

SAN FRANCISO, January 12, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s leading video game publishers, today announced that Tork™: Prehistoric Punk™ has shipped in North America for the Microsoft Xbox™. Play the role of Tork, a fearless, young cave boy who has seen his village destroyed and his father kidnapped. Travel through time using Tork’s magical powers on an adventure in which he will encounter mythical creatures, morph into three special characters and visit beautiful landscapes. Tork: Prehistoric Punk is rated “E” for Everyone and has an MSRP of $19.99.

“Tork: Prehistoric Punk is an enchanting, challenging video game with environments so breathtaking players will find themselves exploring every landscape before finishing each level,” said Helene Juguet, Ubisoft’s director of marketing. “Tork will captivate players, young and old, with its fantastic visual elements, captivating storyline and dynamic gameplay elements.”

About the Game
After seeing his village destroyed and his father kidnapped, Tork embarks on an adventure to save his father before the course of history is changed forever. To do so, the spontaneous, young punk will travel and explore different time periods, including his own Prehistoric Age, the Medieval Age, and finally the futuristic Age of Machines. As the game progresses, Tork will gain special abilities and attack modes, learn new tricks and pick up cool age-specific power-ups. Tork will battle large dinosaurs, hails of spears, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters that Mother Nature throws his way. Other gameplay features include:
• Venture through 13 dynamic levels.
• Challenge beastly bosses with a set of bolas that pack a serious punch.
• Using Tork’s special magical powers, morph into different animal creatures such as a bulldozing yeti, a mighty armor-plated armadillo, or a high-flying squirrel.
• Unique attacks and abilities add variety to the gameplay.
• Easy to pick up and play, but captivating and varied enough to keep a younger audience interested.

© 2005 Microsoft Corporation. © 2005 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Published by Ubisoft Entertainment under exclusive license. Developed by Tiwak SAS, a Ubisoft Entertainment company. Prehistoric Punk, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Tork, Xbox and the Xbox Logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or in other countries and are used under license from Microsoft.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft’s strong and diversified lineup has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 508 million euros for the 2003/2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit

About Xbox
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