For immediate release
September 2007– If you go down to the shops today, you’re in for a big surprise! Open Season [span style="font-size:6pt"]TM[/span] the video game is here– and thanks to Focus Multimedia it will only cost you£9.99!
Play as Boog and Elliot in this outrageous game based on the hit movie from Sony Pictures Animation. Team up with all your favourite characters to put Timberline Forest back under nature’s control!
The tale of Boog, a domesticated bear who’s befriended by the lovable yet crazy one-horned mule deer Elliot, captured hearts far and wide. The twosome are thrown into the woods just as hunting season is about to begin, and left to fend for themselves! Now, thanks to Focus Multimedia, fans can help them get back to civilization!
The game provides hours of fun for young and old, while useful tutorials guide you through the hilarious activities in the graphically stunning world of Timberline. Before long, you’ll be hooked!
Craig Johnson, managing director of Focus Multimedia, commented:“I’m delighted to be adding another high quality title from Ubisoft and Sony Pictures Consumer Products to the Focus range. Open Season is a film that is enjoyed by the whole family, and since the game mirrors the film’s plot so closely, I’m sure Open Season™ is destined to be a sure-fire hit.”
Open Season™ is available now for a suggested retail price of£9.99 including VAT, from all good retail outlets of PC software. This product can also be purchased direct from www.focusmm.co.uk.
About Focus Multimedia
Focus Multimedia is the UK’s market-leading PC budget software publisher (Source: ChartTrack Annual Sales Report, 2006), publishing high quality, affordable titles for all the family. Focus’ titles are synonymous with quality, choice and value and have defined the standard for value software retailing below£10. With a complete range of over 400 titles, Focus delivers high quality entertainment for all age groups and interests.
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 23 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.
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products:
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP), a Division of Columbia TriStar Consumer Marketing (CTCM), is based in Los Angeles and handles the merchandising and branding efforts for some of the most recognized properties in filmand television.
Columbia TriStar Consumer Marketing is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Columbia Pictures:
Columbia Pictures, part of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Sony Pictures Animation:
Sony Pictures Animation was established in May 2002 to enable Sony Pictures Entertainment to tap into the vast imagination of the creative community, develop characters and stories that are best realized through digital production and bring entertainment for audiences of all ages to the screen. The division’s first film, Open Season, was released in September, 2006, followed by their 2nd animated feature, the critically acclaimed Surf’s Up, which released in June of 2007. Sony Pictures Animation currently is in production on Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009).
Open Season: TM&© 2006 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All rights reserved. Game Software excluding Sony Elements:© 2006 Ubisoft Entertainment. All rights reserved. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.
For further information please contact:
Lucy Felthouse– PR&Marketing Executive
Tel: +44 (0)1889 570156