UBISOFT AND SQUARE ENIX™ DELIVER DRAKENGARD® 2 TO NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
RPG Sequel to Hit Stores in March 2006
SAN FRANCISCO — NOVEMBER 16, 2005 — Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that it has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Square Enix™ to bring DRAKENGARD® 2 to North America and Europe . Under the agreement, Ubisoft will distribute DRAKENGARD® 2 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.
Ubisoft is expanding its prior collaboration with Square Enix. Last year Ubisoft published Star Ocean™ Till the End of Time™ for PlayStation 2 and distributed the Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) FINAL FANTASY® XI for Windows® throughout Europe .
DRAKENGARD® 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, DRAKENGARD® 2 became an immediate success, topping Japanese sales charts and selling more than 100,000 copies in its first week of release.
“We are very excited to be working with Square Enix to publish this highly anticipated RPG in North America and Europe ,” said Jay Cohen, vice president of publishing at Ubisoft. “DRAKENGARD® 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.”
DRAKENGARD® 2 will be available in Europe , North America and Australia in March 2006.