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ESPN and Ubisoft to Collaborate on Content for ESPN Sports Connection(TM)
Developed by Ubisoft Barcelona, ESPN Sports Connection will be available in North America exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U this holiday.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN and Ubisoft to Collaborate on Content for ESPN Sports Connection(TM)

Today, Ubisoft and ESPN are announcing a collaboration to develop unique content for ESPN Sports Connection(TM), the next generation of multi-sports games that brings families and friends together for an interactive and engaging sports experience. Developed by Ubisoft Barcelona, ESPN Sports Connection will be available in North America exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U this holiday. It also marks the first collaboration between Ubisoft and ESPN.

Combining rosters from gaming and sports industry leaders, ESPN Sports Connection will feature a brand new way to experience some of your favorite sports including soccer, football, baseball, tennis, golf and go-karting. From using the innovative Wii U GamePad to control the blitz in football and sack the QB, to transforming your living room into a golf course and scanning with the GamePad to get a 360 degree view of each hole, players will interact with the sports gaming world like never before. Sports fans will enjoy the way authentic ESPN broadcast graphics have been stylized for the Wii U to further bring these sporting events to life.

ESPN Sports Connection creates a dynamic environment for friends and families to interact together right in the living room. In addition to single player challenges, the game also features co-op and multiplayer modes and supports up to five players using the GamePad. The game also includes a variety of challenging mini-games including Tennis Cannon Ball, a thrilling shooting and hitting experience that will challenge your quick reflexes.

Like with any athletic event, players will be able to customize their own avatars with ESPN-branded gear to distinguish themselves from the other players on the field or court. Players will unlock original designs to create their own unique ESPN-branded gear as they progress through over 250 diverse in-game achievements. ESPN logos include ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, SportsCenter, SportsNation, ESPNFC, and more. Additional in-game content from ESPN includes contextual background banners and music.

ESPN Sports Connection is ESPN's first console game targeting the casual games category. It also marks ESPN's debut presence in the casual multi-sport gaming space.

ESPN Sports Connection will be available a retailers across North America this holiday. For more information please visit: http://sportsconnection.ubi.com/

About Ubisoft:

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011-12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.061 billion euros. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com

(C) 2012 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Sports Connection, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo.

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