Ubisoft Goes Crazy
Ubisoft Announces Crazy Frog Distribution Deal
London, UK – October 21, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of
the world’s largest video game publishers, today announced that it has signed a
deal with Digital Jesters to distribute Crazy Frog Racer, the first Crazy Frog
video game, which is set to launch on PC, PlayStation 2 and Gameboy Advance this
The distribution deal extends to the following
markets: UK, Benelux, Australia, New Zealand and the export territories.
Following its debut as a ringtone and mobile
mascot, the Crazy Frog became a mainstream phenomenon, with its ‘Axel F’ single
spending four weeks as the UK’s best-selling single this year. Subsequent
singles are in the pipeline, and an album was released this summer – so whether
you love or loathe the grinning, virtual bike-riding amphibian, there’s little
chance of escaping him this year.
Crazy Frog Racer is a high-speed, high-octane
wacky races style game that will appeal to all fans, young and old. Players can
either choose to play as ‘The Annoying Thing’ and D’Ding Ding their way to
victory or take on the role of one of eight other unique playable characters and
beat the frog at his own game. There are 12 different tracks to work through
including cityscapes and underground mazes, plus the option to play
single-player or take on your mates in multi-player mayhem.
"We are delighted to have formed this partnership
with Digital Jesters," said Rob Cooper, managing director northern
Europe/Australia-NZ/export at Ubisoft. "We’re extremely hopeful that Crazy Frog
Racer will be just as big a success as the other Crazy Frog products have been
to date. This is a truly mass market game with wide appeal to a very broad
Crazy Frog Racer is scheduled to launch in
November 2005 for PC CD-ROM and PlayStation 2.