King Kong Has Gone Gold

Today Ubisoft announced that Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Official Game of the Movie, based on Universal Pictures’ 14th December release, King Kong, from three-time Academy Award winner Peter Jackson, has officially gone “Gold” on the PlayStation2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The title will launch in Europe on 17th November 2005.

Ubisoft is extremely excited to reach this milestone in collaborating with Peter Jackson, Wingnut Films and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group,” said Yves Guillemot, president and chief executive officer of Ubisoft. “The response among the media, core gamers and the mass-market audience has been tremendous and we can’t wait to launch Ubisoft’s most impressive and successful game of 2005 – Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Official Game of the Movie.

The Game Boy Advance title King Kong The Official Game of the Movie will be released on 17th November. While the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft version of Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Official Game of the Movie is slated to go “Gold” the first week in November, it too will launch early December, 2005, PSP and Nintendo DS versions will launch soon thereafter.

Michel Ancel, creative director at Ubisoft, regarded as one of the top innovative minds in the video game industry, and his team at Ubisoft’s Montpellier (France) studio are working with Peter Jackson and Wingnut Films to capture and create the King Kong movie dynamics through a unique video game experience.

It’s an absolute pleasure working with Ubisoft on the video game,” said triple Academy Award winner and King Kong director Peter Jackson. “Being able to collaborate closely together from day one is of utmost importance, which is why we’ve given Ubisoft unlimited access to every creative aspect of our film production. We really want the game and the film to be part of the same universe.”

We’re amazed by Peter Jackson’s creativity and what he brings to the project,” said Michel Ancel, creative director at Ubisoft. “Peter Jackson’s King Kong The Official Game of the Movie is a creation that closely follows the storyline of the movie yet, as video games have the innate ability to do, will push the emotional tension of the film to even greater depths. Players will experience unprecedented dual game play within a movie-licensed game which alternates between Jack Driscoll in first-person and as King Kong in third-person. These contrasting perspectives will immerse players into the journey featuring epic battles, tough choices and a dynamic experience within the visually stunning environment of Skull Island.”