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Bigben Interactive Teams Up With Ubi Soft

by Thomas on Jan. 15, 2002 @ 3:48 p.m. PST

Bigben Interactive, one of Europe's leading independent distributors of interactive entertainment, today announces another exclusive distribution deal, this time with Global giant, Ubi Soft * Entertainment. The new deal grants Bigben Interactive exclusive distribution rights in Europe for 4 Ubi Soft Dreamcast titles.

The titles is - the freewheelin', 'Freestyle Scooter', 3D platformer, 'Evil Twin', the 'peace' driven strategy game, 'Conflict Zone' and the sci-fi RPG, 'Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern'. The four titles will be added to the Bigben release schedule with immediate effect and are all slated for release on Dreamcast during February 2002.

The new deal continues in a similar vein to those recently signed between Bigben and the Japanese giants Sega and Capcom. Bigben Interactive will distribute 'Evil Twin' and 'Conflict Zone' in France, Germany, Benelux, Spain and the UK with 'Freestyle Scooter' and 'Dragon Riders' in the UK only. All Marketing, Sales and PR responsibilities for the four Dreamcast titles will be handled internally by their respective divisions at Bigben Interactive across the five European territories.

The agreement outlines Bigben Interactive's continued commitment to the Dreamcast platform, adding further strength to its already impressive roster of releases for the Dreamcast.

Dick Francis, Managing Director, Bigben Interactive UK, commenting on the deal, said, "This deal represents a great start to the New Year for all at Bigben and makes our intentions known to all for the forthcoming year. We are striving to bring more quality gaming experiences to a wider audience and our insistence on collaborating with publishers of repute is allowing us to do just that."

"With its specialist distribution expertise within the Dreamcast market, Bigben Interactive is an ideal partner for Ubi Soft. We particularly feel that it can dedicate the excellent promotional resources that these titles deserve". Rob Cooper, Managing Director, Ubi Soft.

Bigben Interactive Dreamcast Release Schedule 2002

11th Jan - REZ
8th Feb - Heavy Metal Geomatrix
8th Feb - Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern
15th Feb - Conflict Zone
22nd Feb - Canon Spike
Feb - Evil Twin
Feb - Freestyle Scooter
1st March - Phantasy Star Online V2.0
8th March - NBA 2K2

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