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Ubisoft Announces Release Date For Soulcalibur(TM) IV In PAL Territories

Soulcalibur IV to Hit the Stores in Summer 08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, England, (April 17, 2008)– Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers announced that SoulcaliburTM IV will be simultaneously available for the PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on July 31, 2008.

“We are thrilled to be bringing Soulcalibur’s successful heritage to PAL territories as it sets into motion a new echelon of dynamic gameplay and exceptional game graphics on next generation platforms,” said John Parkes, EMEA Marketing Director at Ubisoft.“Offering players an ultimate fighting game experience, Soulcalibur IV will definitely be an owners‘must have’ in building their game collection library”

The highly anticipated Soulcalibur IV provides a true next generation fighting experience with new finishing moves and an innovative battle system that promises to revolutionize the genre. Set to finally reveal the origins of the Soulcalibur saga, the game features both new and familiar faces from across the galaxy who seeks the rival swords for their own goals. Continuing the tradition of breaking new boundaries, legendary Star Wars icons Darth Vader and Yoda invade the Soulcalibur universe to add a new layer of depth, challenge, and mystery. Also for the first time in the franchise, customized characters or original favorites can be taken online to challenge others for the top spot of this timeless series.

Soulcalibur IV boasts the following features:

    <*> Ever Expanding Roster– The lineup of weapon wielding characters grows with new fighters
      <*>Hilde– A striking armor-clad fighter who wields a short sword and spear making her adept at both long range strikes and short range combos <*>Scheherazade and Angol Fear– Two alluring bonus characters created specifically for the game by renowned manga artists and character designers
    <*> Unparalleled High Definition Graphics– Experience the legendary Soulcalibur high visual standard now in HD resolution for the first time <*> Take the Fight Online– For the first time ever, fight opponents around the world online in multiple versus modes <*> New Fighting System Elements:
      <*>Active Matching Battle: New to the Soulcalibur franchise, experience non-stop matches where opponents will try to defeat players one right after another. How enemies are strategically defeated is the key to longevity. <*>Critical Finish: Slowly fill the Soul gauge to unleash a devastating finishing move to defeat enemies once and for all with spectacular effects! <*>Equipment Destruction: Now the wages of battle are shown as protective armor can be broken off and visible lacerations of clothing can be seen.
    <*> Multiple Gameplay Modes– Experience Soulcalibur in Story, Arcade, Tower of Lost Souls, Training, Character Creation, and Museum modes
For more information on Soulcalibur IV, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com or www.soulcalibur.com.

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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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NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is one of the companies comprising the newly formed BANDAI NAMCO Group, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. On 29th September, 2005, BANDAI Co., Ltd and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and deliver future growth. The resulting BANDAI NAMCO Group is a global entertainment operation involved in business fields ranging from toys, video game software and visual software to amusement machines&facilities and network content.

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