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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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Ubisoft Announces New Nintendo DS Titles

by Judy on Feb. 9, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST

Ubisoft today reveals three additional titles currently in development for the Nintendo DS.

  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (spring 2005)
  • King Kong (holiday season 2005)
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

At the Nintendo DS European press conference, Yves Guillemot confirmed the release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith this spring, and announced that a Nintendo DS version of King Kong, based on Universal Pictures' December 14, 2005 release, King Kong, from three-time Academy Award winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), is currently in development for release during the 2005 holiday season. Furthermore, this Summer Ubisoft will publish Bomberman DS, from Japanese developer Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.

In addition, Ubisoft reveals today that its highly-anticipated stealth sequel Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will also come out on the handheld platform later this year. Other games based on internal franchises will enrich the company's line-up in the future.

These titles join those announced earlier as official Nintendo DS launch titles: Rayman DS, Sprung and Asphalt: Urban GT. Sprung and Asphalt: Urban GT, which has already sold well over 180 000 units, are currently available in the US and Canada, and Rayman® DS will hit North American shelves in March. All three will be in stores for the machine's European launch.

"Our full support of the Nintendo DS is clearly visible by the number of titles coming out with the launch," said Yves Guillemot, Chairman and CEO of Ubisoft. "We are proud to offer one of the most diverse line-ups of any major editor. Racing, platform, stealth, or action- there is truly something for all tastes."

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