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Ubisoft and CBS Consumer Products Announce CSI: NY

September 4, 2008

Ubisoft and CBS Consumer Products Announce CSI: NY

Game Based on Hit Television Series to Be Released Holiday 2008

Today Ubisoft and CBS Consumer Products announced the all-new video game CSI: NY. For the first time in the CSI video game series, CSI: NY will allow you to play as actual characters from the hit TV show. The video game features five new original cases crafted by writers from the CSI: NY television series and will launch for the PC in time for the 2008 holiday season.

"We are thrilled to offer fans a new type of crime-solving experience with CSI: NY,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Ubisoft. "With an all-new graphic novel art style, improved player controls and added interactive gameplay, CSI: NY will provide a more accessible approach for fans looking to immerse themselves in the show's universe.”

"We are excited to be partnering with Ubisoft again on the next iteration in the successful CSI video game series,” said Liz Kalodner, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Consumer Products. "With CSI: NY's engaging storylines, compelling characters and unique visual style, it is a natural progression to extend the experience into a video game that effectively brings the show to life.”

CSI: NY averages 11.8 million total viewers each week on CBS. Ubisoft's CSI video game franchise has sold more than 3.5 million units worldwide since the first CSI title was released in 2003.

Game features include:

  • SOLVE CRIMES IN THE BIG APPLE - Finally, CSI fans can experience the environment, characters and mysteries of CSI: NY. Piece together clues and uncover hidden evidence in the biggest city in America. Explore five brand-new, bizarre crimes and bring suspects to justice.
  • PLAY AS THE STARS - For the first time, take on the role of CSI stars as you play the characters of Detective Mac Taylor and Stella Bonasera.
  • MORE ACCESSIBLE GAMEPLAY - A new, moody graphic novel art style and enhanced, user-friendly interface will assure accessibility and hours of replay for all types of gamers. Improved gameplay includes new mechanics for conversations, computer use, blood work and much more.
  • CONTROL INTERROGATIONS – For the first time, players can control interrogations and use evidence to reveal a suspect's lies. Take part in dramatic interrogations and create atmospheric reenactments while exploring grisly crime scenes inspired by the show.
  • DIG DEEPER WITH NEW MINI GAMES - Includes an incredible variety of new mini-games, such as: code breaking, facial reconstruction, triangulating shooter locations, physics simulation reconstructions, Internet searching and more!

 

CSI: NY in USA is a trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. and outside USA is a trademark of Entertainment AB Funding LLC. CBS and the CBS Eye Design TM CBS Broadcasting Inc. 2004–2008 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Entertainment AB Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved. Software 2008 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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