Today, Ubisoft announced a deal with Italian publisher Black Bean Games in which Ubisoft will exclusively distribute select titles from Black Bean’s line up of games in the UK and other territories during 2011 and 2012.
The first title to be distributed as part of the agreement will be SBK 2011 FIM Superbike World Championship, developed by Milestone and scheduled for release in Nordics on May 12, 2011, for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC.
“Black Bean is putting out a diverse line-up of games this year. Our work with them and their portfolio enables us to broaden our reach into new audiences, such as motorbike and rally fans,” commented Rob Cooper, managing director at Ubisoft.
Ubisoft will distribute Black Bean titles in England, Ireland and Scotland. In addition, Ubisoft will manage the distribution of selected Black Bean games in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The release of SBK will be followed by a number of titles:
· National Geographic: Challenge! –2011 for PlayStation®3, PC May 12 and Wii™ June 16
· Let’s Dance with Mel B - June 16 2011 for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and Wii™
· WRC – World Rally Championship 2 (October 2011) for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC
· Strictly Come Dancing (Autumn 2011) for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and Wii™
Luisa Bixio, managing director of Leader Spa, which owns the Black Bean Games publishing label, added, “We’re very happy to be working in collaboration with Ubisoft. With one of the most efficient sales and marketing departments in the industry, we believe that they are the best partner to manage the distribution and maximize the potential of our products.”
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