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XIII Ships to Retailers Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO - November 18, 2003 - Ubisoft(tm), one of the world's top game publishers, announced its highly anticipated, stylish shooter XIII shipped for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PC. XIII is an epic, conspiracy-driven thriller set in a highly stylized graphic-novel world, starring the voices of David Duchovny as XIII, Eve as Major Jones, and Adam West as General Carrington. XIII is rated "M" (Mature) and retails for a suggested retail price of $49.99 on PlayStation 2 and $39.99 on the PC.

"For XIII, we sought to create a fresh, original first-person shooter experience. In the process, we created a game hailed as the most stylish game in 2003," said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft. "We combined a compelling story with innovative, original gameplay for both single and multiplayer, delivering a game overflowing with style and even more substance."

As a secret agent suffering from amnesia, players unravel clues behind their true identity, while uncovering sinister plots against themselves, the U.S. government, and the recently assassinated U.S. president. XIII features the deepest story line of any first-person shooter, and players will be immersed in the game's graphic-novel world as they decide who is friend and foe in the ultimate government conspiracy. The game's cel-shaded graphics showcase its unique visual style, which pays homage to its comic roots. XIII also features a variety of exciting gameplay modes, including stealth, all-out action, collaborative gameplay, and innovative multiplayer modes.

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In addition to the compelling single-player experience, XIII features several innovative multiplayer modes along with classic Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag modes. PlayStation 2 players benefit from five multiplayer modes including "The Hunt" and "Power Up" with up to four players online, in addition to the two-player split-screen offline. The exclusive PlayStation 2 multiplayer mode, Power Up, is a custom Deathmatch multiplayer mode, which includes various pick-ups - some classic pick-ups are replaced with funnier ones, such as "invincibility" or "invisibility." Additionally, pick-ups are chosen according to the player's score position. The best player will receive the worst pick-ups and vice versa.

In the Hunt, players chase a running target throughout the map. Points are scored depending on how much damage is afflicted each time the target is hit. The more times the target is hit, the smaller it becomes, so scoring becomes more difficult. Players gain extra points by killing the target, but touching the target results in death!

The PC version features both "Power Up" and "Hunt," as well as "Sabotage" -- a team multiplayer mode, where two teams compete to take control of different strategic points in the map. Players are able to compete against up to 16 players over LAN and eight players via the Internet. In addition to featuring these innovative multiplayer modes, the PC version also includes an exclusive map editor.

For more information, please visit: www.whoisXIII.com.

About Ubisoft® Entertainment
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher, and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft's strong and diversified line-up has grown considerably, as has Ubisoft itself. As well as steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 22 different countries including the United States, Brazil, Morocco, Germany, and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of 453 million euros for the 2002/2003 fiscal year, up 23% over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.

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