Ubisoft announces new Beowulf game

Written by Joe Martin

May 24, 2007 // 9:56 a.m.

Tags: #angelina #beowulf #ghost-recon #graw #guillemot #hopkins #jolie #king-kong #lost #ray #ubidays #ubisoft #winstone #yves

With Ubidays over and the dust starting to settle, games journalists are finally able to get their heads around the new announcements from Ubisoft.

The major new title that was announced at Ubidays 2007 held in the Louvre Exhibition Centre, Paris, was Beowulf, a new game that will tie in to the upcoming movie this year. The movie is currently in production with Robert Zemeckis, who also worked on the Back to the Future series, at the helm directing an all star cast including Angelina Jolie and Anthony Hopkins.

The CEO of Ubisoft, Yves Guillemot, made the announcement to over 900 journalists from across the world yesterday, though he refused to go into details of the games release – saying only that the team behind the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter series is developing the title.

He continued on, telling us that they seek to completely “re-define the hack and slash genre” and that the move towards another licensed game – Ubisoft’s fourth in a new line-up including the elusive Lost game – is an attempt for them to “diversify their portfolio.”

Details are thin on the ground, but rumours at Ubidays hint that the game will be released three weeks before the film, in order to capitalise on the hype from what is promised to be a dark and moody retelling of the Old English myth.

Still, just because GRAW was good and the King Kong game didn’t fail as badly as everyone expected, does that mean that Beowulf will be worth keeping an eye on? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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