Ubisoft Announces Peter Jackson’s King Kong:
The Official Game Of The Movie Has Gone Gold
Award-winning Video Game Creator and
Three-Time Academy Award® Winner Finalize Video Game and Launch Date
SAN FRANCISCO — October 27, 2005 — Today Ubisoft
announced that Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, based
on Universal Pictures’ December 14 release, King Kong, from three-time Academy
Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), has officially gone
“Gold” on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™ system and Windows® PC.
The title will launch in North America November 22 at the manufacturer’s
suggested retail price of $49.99 and is rated “T” for Teen.
“Ubisoft is extremely excited to reach this
milestone in collaborating with Peter Jackson, Wingnut Films and Universal
Studios Consumer Products Group,” said Yves Guillemot, president and chief
executive officer of Ubisoft. “The response among the media, core gamers and the
mass-market audience has been tremendous and we can’t wait to launch Ubisoft’s
most impressive and successful game of 2005 – Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The
Official Game of the Movie.”
While the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft version of Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of
the Movie is slated to go “Gold” the first week in November, it too will launch
on November 22, 2005, alongside its console counterparts and the Game Boy®
Advance title Kong The 8th Wonder of the World™. PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable)
system and Nintendo DS™ versions of Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game
of the Movie will launch soon thereafter.
The King Kong Collaboration: Michel Ancel,
creative director at Ubisoft, regarded as one of the top innovative minds in the
video game industry, and his team at Ubisoft’s Montpellier (France) studio are
working with Peter Jackson and Wingnut Films to capture and create the King Kong
movie dynamics through a unique video game experience.
"It’s an absolute pleasure working with Ubisoft
on the video game," said triple Academy Award® winner and King Kong director
Peter Jackson. "Being able to collaborate closely together from day one is of
utmost importance, which is why we’ve given Ubisoft unlimited access to every
creative aspect of our film production. We really want the game and the film to
be part of the same universe."
“We’re amazed by Peter Jackson’s creativity and
what he brings to the project,” said Michel Ancel, creative director at Ubisoft.
“Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie is a creation that
closely follows the storyline of the movie yet, as video games have the innate
ability to do, will push the emotional tension of the film to even greater
depths. Players will experience unprecedented dual game play within a
movie-licensed game which alternates between Jack Driscoll in first-person and
as King Kong in third-person. These contrasting perspectives will immerse
players into the journey featuring epic battles, tough choices and a dynamic
experience within the visually stunning environment of Skull Island.”
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