Ubisoft bringing Assassins, Rabbids, and Future Soldiers to Gamescom

Sure, said assassins, rabbids, and future soldiers will arrive in video game form, but there's at least an air of danger in Ubisoft's Gamescom lineup. The French publisher revealed its German cavalry this week, saying that all titles will be available either in hands-on versions or hands-off presentations.

From Dust (released on consoles thus far), Far Cry 3, Might & Magic Heroes VI, and Rayman Origins will be on site. Ubi will also hold a roundtable discussion titled, "Is Online Gaming Changing How We Create?" and featuring "creative leaders from Ubisoft's online teams. It'll be open to press, Ubisoft partners and the show's trade visitors.

It's not necessarily bad news for you, Joe Public. While we're busy watching the roundtable, you could be jamming on some Anno 2070!

Ubisoft Gamescom 2011 lineup:
  • ANNO 2070
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Far Cry 3
  • From Dust
  • Might & Magic Heroes VI
  • Rayman Origins
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • The Black Eyed Peas Experience
  • Just Dance 3
  • Rabbids: Alive and Kicking
  • The Settlers Online
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online
  • TrackMania 2 Canyon will be featured in the Electronic Sports League's booth Hall 9, A061-C0
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UBISOFT® TO SHOWCASE EXTENSIVE LINEUP OF VIDEO GAMES AT GAMESCOM

Hosting Roundtable To Discuss Evolution of Game Development In An Online World

CITY, COUNTRY – August 3, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® announced its lineup of high-definition, online and casual games that Gamescom attendees can play before their official releases by visiting the company's booths at the convention. Ubisoft also announced that it will host a roundtable discussion for press, partners and trade attendees on the progression of game development caused by online play. Gamescom, Europe's largest trade fair and event for interactive games and entertainment, takes place in Cologne, Germany, from August 17-21.

"Each year, Gamescom gives us a unique opportunity to meet with customers and fans and get their feedback on our upcoming titles in advance of the holiday season," said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. "Ubisoft's lineup this year shows that we're growing across a wide range of genres and that our development teams are continuing to deliver creative and entertaining games to consumers."

Consumer Booth -- Hall 7, Booth #A31
Ubisoft's unique approach to creating original and immersive high-definition gaming experiences will be on full display at Gamescom. At its consumer booth, the company will feature hands-on demonstrations or presentations of titles that build upon many of the company's best-selling franchises, including:
• ANNO 2070™
• Assassin's Creed® Revelations
• Driver® San Francisco
• Far Cry® 3
• From Dust™
• Might & Magic® Heroes® VI
• Rayman® Origins
• Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier™

Ubisoft also continues to pioneer game development on emerging mainstream platforms and create games that the whole family can enjoy. The casual titles available at Ubisoft's consumer booth include:
• The Black Eyed Peas® Experience
• Just Dance® 3
• Rabbids®: Alive and Kicking

Online Booth -- Hall 9, Booth #A31
Ubisoft is accelerating the development of its online strategy by focusing on putting players at the center of their gaming experiences. Inside Ubisoft's online booth, attendees will be able to try out highlights of the company's recent releases, including:
• The Settlers® Online
• Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Online
TrackMania™2 Canyon will be featured in the Electronic Sports League's booth Hall 9, A061-C0.

Roundtable Discussion-- Congress-Centrum Nord
Additionally, on Wednesday, August 17, from 12–1 p.m., Ubisoft will host a roundtable discussion titled "Is Online Gaming Changing How We Create?" The roundtable will be hosted by Thomas Lindemann, Editor at Die Welt, and will include creative leaders from Ubisoft's online teams. The event will take place in the Konrad-Adenauer-Saal, on the ground floor of the Congress-Centrum Nord, and will be open only to members of the press, Ubisoft partners and the show's trade visitors.

For those not attending Gamescom, Ubisoft's roundtable will be broadcast on August 18 on the company's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ubisoft

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.


© 2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin's Creed, Might & Magic, Heroes, The character of Rayman, Tom Clancy's, Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, the Soldier Icon, Just Dance, Rabbids, From Dust, Driver, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Anno 2070, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Produced by Blue Byte. The Settlers, Blue Byte and the Blue Byte logo are trademarks of Red Storm Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Red Storm Entertainment Inc. is a Ubisoft Entertainment company. Developed by Blue Byte Software. Far Cry, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Based on Crytek's original Far Cry directed by Cevat Yerli. Powered by Crytek's technology "CryEngine". Nadeo and Trackmania logo are trademarks of Nadeo in the US and/or other countries. Nadeo is a Ubisoft Entertainment company. The Black Eyed Peas is a trademark of BEP MUSIC, LLC in the US and/or other countries. The Black Eyed Peas® and all other logos and designs associated therewith are trademarks owned by The Black Eyed Peas. Developed by Inis.

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