Ubisoft’s Cold Fear

Ubisoft today announced that it will be publishing Cold Fear, the first action-horror title under the Ubisoft brand. Developed by Darkworks, the game will launch simultaneously for PlayStation, Xbox and PC-CD Rom. Cold Fear is slated for release in March 2005.

Ubisoft say they will renew the horror genre by combining the popular elements of both action and horror releases, delivering an action-packed, tension-filled gaming experience.

Horror fans are hungry for a compelling new title and we believe our debut action-horror release Cold Fear will bring them strong emotions to say the least…,” said Alain Corre, Ubisoft’s managing director for Europe, Middle East and Asia. “The game is set in a dynamic environment on a stormy sea, including intense combat, intelligent enemies, and a high element of the shockingly unexpected. Your life jacket won’t be sufficient!”

Players will step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guard who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea. On a constantly rocking and shifting ship and a mysterious oil rig, players must turn their interactive surroundings to their advantage to take down human enemies and enemies that aren’t human any more to save their own life.