Pacific Fighters Takes Off for Retail Store Shelves

Pacific Fighters™ Takes Off for
Retail Store Shelves

Award-winning creators of the
IL-2 series launch a new flight combat simulation set in WWII’s Pacific Theater

SAN FRANCISCO – October 26, 2004 –
Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers, today announced that
Pacific Fighters™ for the PC is now shipping to retailers. Pacific Fighters is
available for MSRP $39.99 with an ESRB rating of T for “Teen.”

From the creators of the critically
acclaimed IL-2 series comes an accurate and action-packed re-creation of the
epic battles of the Pacific. Control over 40 fighters and bombers including the
deadly Japanese Zero, the U.K.’s Supermarine Seafire and the U.S.-made Corsair
and A-20 Havoc. Players will take flight and engage in combat over huge maps of
famous WWII locations such as Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. In
addition to single-player missions, Pacific Fighters offers an unparalleled
multiplayer experience. For the first time in any retail flight simulation,
players may take part in massive aerial dogfights with up to 128 players on the
same dedicated server. Players may also join squadrons of up to 32 players in
Cooperative mode.

Available for the first time in the
1C: Maddox series, players can utilize aircraft carriers for support, use them
for take-offs and landings, and engage them in combat. Players will encounter
hundreds of targets from the air, on the ground and at sea. From the air,
players may attack ships and other aircraft or choose to target ground objects
such as trucks, trains, tanks and enemy airfields. Pacific Fighters’ unsurpassed
attention to detail, smart AI, unequaled damage model and sense of realism
combine to immerse players like no other combat flight simulation ever created.
Take part in legendary battles, where the courage of a few pilots will determine
the course of history.

For more information visit the newly
re-launched IL-2 community site www.il2sturmovik.com featuring Pacific Fighters.
ll2sturmovik.com is the “one-stop shop” for all Oleg Maddox products published
by Ubisoft. View the amazing Pacific Fighters trailer and get ready for a combat
flight simulation that will set new standards for the genre.

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Reserved. Developed by 1C: Maddox Games and Ilya Shevchenko. Published by
Ubisoft Entertainment. Strategic Simulations, Ubisoft, ubi.com, and the Ubisoft
logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Pacific Fighters is a trademark of 1C Company.

About IC: 1C Company specializes in
the distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment
products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading
Russian company publishing and distributing computer games in the former USSR.
1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has two internal
studios. Internal development projects include Konung Legends of the North, IL-2
Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles and Wartime Command. 1C Company
works as a publisher and producer with over 20 leading Russian independent
development studios and has produced over 50 projects for PC, Xbox®, and
PlayStation®2. More information about the company is available at
http://int.games.1c.ru.

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
www.ubi.com