Francisco April 25, 2002 Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the worlds
leading videogame publishers, today announced a worldwide licensing deal with Viacom
Consumer Products to publish games based on the upcoming motion picture release, The Sum
Of All Fears. Paramount Pictures The Sum of All Fears, is the latest Tom Clancy
novel to grace the big screen, this time starring Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan. Ubi Soft plans
to launch the PC version of the game in conjunction with the movie release, in May for
U.S. and Canadian audiences and in the fall for European fans. Ubi Soft will also release
the game on the new generation of consoles in the months following the movies
"The film adaptations of Tom Clancys novels always thrill
audiences with their intensity and action-based realism, which is the same formula for
making great games," said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubi Soft Entertainment Inc.
"The Sum Of All Fears will give players the chance to fully experience the fast-paced
action of this Tom Clancy bestseller at home."
Developed by Ubi Softs Red Storm Entertainment, the North
Carolina based studio known for their popular Tom Clancy games, the PC version will
feature action-oriented gameplay appealing to a wide audience. The technology behind the
new game combines the physics and graphic capabilities of Tom Clancys Ghost Recon,
the 2001 Game of the Year*, and the familiar gameplay style of the best-selling Tom
Clancys Rainbow Six franchise.
The Sum Of All Fears games will be based on events from both Tom
Clancys novel and Paramount Pictures movie, immersing players in the middle of
a high-stakes adventure as members of an FBI elite hostage rescue team reassigned to track
down the conspirators of a major plot against the United States. Players can choose to
play as part of a three-player team or up to 36 players can join the multiplayer action on
the ubi.com gaming portal as well as the internet. The game takes place in a number of
modern day locations, including West Virginia, the Middle East, and South Africa, and
allows players to follow the story of The Sum Of All Fears via rendered cinematics
depicting vital plot points from the novel and movie.