Ubisoft Unveils Exclusive Nintendo Revolution Title: Red Steel
SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 11, 2006 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced the development of Red Steel™, an exclusive first-person action title for the Nintendo Revolution (working name of the new Nintendo platform). Red Steel is set in modern-day Japan. Players will master both the ancient art of the katana and the sophisticated technology of modern firearms taking advantage of the emotion and immersive gameplay possible only with the Revolution’s remarkable controller.
"We’re honored to announce this exciting new franchise and we’re confident that Red Steel will be the must-have title for the Revolution when it launches," said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft. "We have been working closely with Nintendo to take full advantage of the innovative controller to create a thrilling experience that can only exist on the Revolution."
Red Steel will make its worldwide debut in May 2006 at E3 in Los Angeles. With the style and flair of a contemporary action movie, Red Steel will appeal to gamers who thirst for a new video game experience, as well as those who may have not previously considered picking up a controller.
"Nintendo is excited to have Ubisoft bring Red Steel to the Revolution launch lineup," said Reggie Fils-Aime, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Nintendo of America. "Ubisoft makes some of the most innovative and critically acclaimed games in the industry and from what we have seen from Red Steel it is going to be a standout exclusive title on the Revolution."
Ubisoft has a strong history of creating some of the industry’s
top-selling video game franchises. To date, the Tom Clancy’s Splinter
Cell® and Rayman® franchises have each sold more than 15 million units
worldwide and the Prince of Persia® franchise alone has sold more than
eight million units worldwide. The Red Steel brand will reflect this
expertise and build upon Ubisoft’s past to invigorate the future
experience allowed within the Revolution platform.
Ubisoft will disclose more specific information on Red Steel in the
coming months and Nintendo will reveal more information about the
Revolution and its unique controller at E3.
For more information on Ubisoft’s Red Steel, check out the worldwide
exclusive article in the May issue of Game Informer Magazine.