RPG Sequel to Hit Stores in March 2006
SAN FRANCISCO Ã¢â‚¬â€œ NOVEMBER 16, 2005 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Today Ubisoft, one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s largest video game publishers, announced that it has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Square EnixÃ¢â€žÂ¢ to bring DRAKENGARDÃ‚Â® 2 to North America and Europe. Under the agreement, Ubisoft will distribute DRAKENGARDÃ‚Â® 2 for the PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 computer entertainment system.
Ubisoft is expanding its prior collaboration with Square Enix. Last year Ubisoft published Star OceanÃ¢â€žÂ¢ Till the End of TimeÃ¢â€žÂ¢ for PlayStation 2 and distributed the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) FINAL FANTASYÃ‚Â® XI for WindowsÃ‚Â® throughout Europe.
DRAKENGARDÃ‚Â® 2 is a role-playing action game featuring knights and dragons that builds on the scenario of the original title. Released in Japan last June, DRAKENGARDÃ‚Â® 2 became an immediate success, topping Japanese sales charts and selling more than 100,000 copies in its first week of release.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are very excited to be working with Square Enix to publish this highly anticipated RPG in North America and Europe,Ã¢â‚¬? said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. Ã¢â‚¬Å“DRAKENGARDÃ‚Â® 2 is a hit in the Japanese market, and we are sure that North American and European gamers will also be thrilled by this fantastic adventure title.Ã¢â‚¬?
DRAKENGARDÃ‚Â® 2 will be available in Europe, North America and Australia in March 2006. For more information and updates on the game, visit www.ubi.com.