Ubi Soft will be one of the biggest publishers at this year's European Computer Trade Show (ECTS) in London, which will open its doors on September 2 and run through September 4. The software lineup from the French publisher focuses on the games that will be its biggest products for this year's holiday shopping season.
The following is a list of games that Ubi Soft will be presenting at the show:
Batman: Vengeance (PS2, due November 2001): In this action-adventure game, Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame will be contributing the voice for the Joker. The game is based on the animated series and is being developed at Ubi Soft's studios in Montreal and New York.
Disney's Tarzan Unleashed (PS2, due November 2001): Tarzan gets aerial, performing stunts including bungee jumping, water-skiing, and vine surfing, just like in the recent Disney animated movie.
Rayman Arena (PS2, due November 2001): The name says it all: Rayman is back in a multiplayer-focused game, uniting many characters from the long-running platformer series.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (PC, due December 2001): Featuring a brand-new game engine, Ghost Recon marks Red Storm's return to the squad-based tactical-shooter genre for the first time since 1999's hit game Rogue Spear.
Battle Realms (PC, due November 2001): The game is set in a story-driven fantasy world where samurai roam the world surrounded by werewolves, ninjas, and geisha warriors.
EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin (PC, due December 2001): EverQuest fans will be pleased to hear that a brand-new build will be running at the Ubi Soft booth. Members of the development team, Verant, will also be there to answer questions about the game. GameSpot will bring you the latest news regarding the new build of the game as soon as ECTS opens its doors.
Pool of Radiance (PC, due November 2001): Based on the first D&D computer RPG, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor is a new Dungeons & Dragons computer role-playing game set in the popular world of the Forgotten Realms.
Myst III: Exile (PC/Mac; already released in the US, the game is due on September 6 in Europe): Alongside its ECTS appearance, Myst will be shown in a new light at the 291 Gallery in East London on September 4. The game will make an appearance during the World's First Interactive Videogames Art Exhibition, where attendees will be able to explore the five exquisitely detailed islands and sample the classic Myst gameplay. The creator of the Myst series, Rand Miller, and developers from Presto Studios will be present to demonstrate the game, which is the third in a series that has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date.
We'll bring you more on Ubi Soft's titles directly from the show floor. ECTS runs from September 2 to September 4.