London, UK ? August 17, 2011?Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of six games for PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita), the new handheld console from Sony Computer Entertainment. A recognised pioneer and leader on new platforms, Ubisoft is taking full advantage of the power of the new handheld system, as well as embracing its unique and innovative features.
Ubisoft?s diverse line-up will include new intellectual properties as well as new iterations from its most popular franchises, including Assassin?s Creed® and Rayman®.
?With its processing power, dual tactile screens and cameras, PS Vita allows creators like Ubisoft new and unique opportunities to develop innovative games,?said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer of Ubisoft. ?We?ve got a strong and varied line-up that will offer fun and immersion to all audiences of the PS Vita.?
Ubisoft games currently in development for the console include: Assassin?s Creed, Rayman Origins, Lumines, Asphalt, Dungeon Hunter Alliance and Michael Jackson the Experience.
"We're delighted with the support and innovative content Ubisoft are bringing to PS Vita,? said Zeno Colaço, Vice President, Publisher & Developer Relations, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. ?Great games are at the platform's heart and with some of Ubisoft?s biggest and best brands coming to PS Vita, we are very excited to work with them in delivering the deepest gaming experience on the most powerful handheld entertainment system on the planet?
Gamescom visitors will be able to see both Dungeon Hunter Alliance and AsphaltTM at Sony?s Consumer Booth, located at Booth 1, Hall 7. About UbisoftUbisoft 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.About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe LtdSony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®2, PSP? (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PlayStation 3 in November 2006, 41.6million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Maintaining its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history, PlayStation 2 has sold over 147.6 million systems worldwide. Since its launch at the end of 2004, over 64.2 million PSPs have been sold globally, highlighting the importance of the portable entertainment market. With the huge increase in interest and accessibility of network applications and network gaming, more than 60 million accounts have registered to PlayStation Network, the free-to-access interactive environment, and over 1.25 billion items have been downloaded.More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com.PlayStation, the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PS3 and PSP are trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All othertrademarks are property of their respective owners.© 2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin's Creed, Rayman, the character of Rayman, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.© 2011 Triumph International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Michael Jackson name and associated logos are trademarks of Triumph International, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.© 2004-2011 Q ENTERTAINMENT Inc. © 2004 Bandai/NBGI. Art Assets excluding Q ENTERTAINMENT Inc. and NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. elements © 2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Based on the Lumines franchise owned by Q ENTERTAINMENT Inc. and NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. and is used by Ubisoft Entertaiment under license granted by Q Entertainment. LUMINES is a trademark of Q ENTERTAINMENT Inc. and NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. and is used under license. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.© 2011 Gameloft. All Rights Reserved. Gameloft, the Gameloft logo and Asphalt : Injection are trademarks of Gameloft in the US and/or other countries. All manufacturers, cars, motorbikes, names, brands and associated imagery featured in Asphalt : Injection game are trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners. Published by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from Gameloft. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.