Ubi Soft goes for gold Game Boy® Advance
28 September 2001 – Ubi Soft® Entertainment today announced that it has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eidos Interactive to release Salt Lake 2002: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games on the Game Boy® Advance in January 2002. The video game Salt Lake 2002 will be the second product of an exclusive 6 year agreement of Eidos with ISM, to produce video games under licence of the IOC.
The game Salt Lake 2002 will feature 6 official Events: Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom, Curling Tournament, Alpine Skiing Downhill, Alpine Skiing Slalom, Ski Jumping K120 Individual and Two-man Bobsleigh. All environments are based on the actual locations in Salt Lake City where the Olympic Winter Games are being held in February 2002.
Players will have the choice of 4 modes of play, Olympic, Classic, Tournament and Time Trial as well as a turn-based option that allows 4 players to join in the fun on one machine. In-game progress can be saved using the battery back-up feature so that you’ll never lose your well-earned gold medal.
“We are thrilled to team up with Eidos in publishing Salt Lake 2002 on GBA. The Olympic Games has always created great public interest and the ever growing GBA market should bring Ubi Soft a new winner.” commented Alain Corre, Managing Director EMEA territories.
“The Olympic Games is one of the few sports licences that has true worldwide appeal,” said Jonathan Kemp, Eidos’ European Managing Director. “With such a high profile license and Ubi Soft’s marketing and distribution expertise we are confident that the GBA version of the Salt Lake 2002 video game will be a great success.”