Ubisoft has announced that their videogame version of Peter Jackson's King Kong Movie (out in cinemas in December) will make its debut at E3 next week. The King Kong area at the booth will be the largest Ubisoft have ever created and will showcase the achievements of the developers.
"Ubisoft is thrilled to be collaborating with Peter Jackson, Wingnut Films and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to make Peter Jackson's King Kong video game an unforgettable experience," said Yves Guillemot, president and chief executive officer of Ubisoft. "The game exceeds any previous movie-based title in graphic quality and adaptation of a storyline while taking full advantage of the strengths of the interactive video game experience. Peter Jackson's King Kong will be Ubisoft's most impressive and successful game of 2005."
Beth Goss, executive vice president of Universal Studios Consumer Products Group added, "King Kong has provided the unique opportunity to put two visionary storytellers - Peter Jackson and Michel Ancel - together to create an extraordinary piece of interactive entertainment. This video game has been a great adventure, both in its development and in the experience it will deliver to players."
"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."
King Kong is sure to be one of the big hits of the show and we'll bring you impressions of the game next week.