San Francisco – August 11, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, in cooperation with Intermedia Films and Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3 Produktions KG (IMF3) today announced Alexander, a real-time strategy video game based on the upcoming motion picture Alexander, the highly anticipated biopic based on the life and conquests of Alexander the Great from Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone. The game will be available for the PC day-and-date with the US theatrical release November 2004, with the European release to follow. Warner Bros. will distribute the picture in North America and select international territories. The official movie trailer may be viewed by visiting http://www.alexanderthemovie.com
“We are extremely excited to bring the grandeur and epic experience of the film Alexander to the video game arena,” said Laurent Detoc, executive director of Ubisoft’s North American division. “Our development team is thrilled to be working with director Oliver Stone to ensure that the video game captures the essence of this extraordinary motion picture. The game will include selected music from world famous composer Vangelis – whose music comprises the film’s soundtrack - movie extracts, and other features to make sure that the game is as daring, bold and ambitious as its subject, Alexander the Great.”
“Alexander is probably the greatest single military strategist of all time. Historical and ‘what if’ strategies are being scrupulously rendered by Ubisoft. One variation even has (Persian King) Darius emerging the victor over Alexander. Players will have serious possibilities for winning and losing empires. I’m looking forward to playing,” says Stone.
The RTS gameplay in Alexander promises to be challenging enough to entice the hard core gamer, but will also provide a gaming experience accessible to a larger audience of casual gamers. Players will experience the epic scope of Alexander’s conquests via historic campaigns, each with unique characteristics and resource management challenges, and featuring heroes from Alexander the Great’s era. Players will fight real-time battles using formations, combat and authentic military tactics, while commanding vast armies in foreign lands. Blood will be spilled on the battlefield and honor will be put to the test, as a combination of courage and strategy will determine the victor.
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Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft has grown considerably, especially through its strong and diversified lineup In addition to 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 21 different countries including the United States, 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 € 508 million for the 2003–2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at a constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com
Intermedia is a diversified entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles and London is one of the largest independent film production companies in the world. Intermedia develops, finances and distributes motion pictures in collaboration with leading partners in the film industry. Its parent company, IM Internationalmedia AG, is listed on the Prime Standard Segment of the German stock exchange (securities identification number 548 880). Recent Intermedia films include the international boxoffice smash TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Upcoming Intermedia projects include Oliver Stone’s ALEXANDER starring Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie and Anthony Hopkins, SUSPECT ZERO, starring Ben Kingsley and Aaron Eckhart and MINDHUNTERS, starring James Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J and Christian Slater.
IMF has been producing films with major studios in Hollywood since 1997 with a total film production investment of over 500 million dollars, including Where The Money Is starring Paul Newman; Nurse Betty starring Renee Zellwegger; The Wedding Planner starring Jennifer Lopez; K-Pax starring Kevin Spacey; and K-19: The Widowmaker starring Harrison Ford. In 2002, IMF produced Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. IMF's next film is Martin Scorsese's The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio. IMF is based in Gruenwald, Germany and its parent company DCM Deutsche Capital Management AG, one of Germany's largest investment funds for real estate and media, is located in Munich, Germany.