Hold on to your butts. Ubisoft are releasing Macintosh versions of Prince of Persia and Shaun White Snowboarding this March. Yeah, you read me — the two highest rated games of the year* are coming to the Macintosh. This March.
The ports have been made possible thanks to developer TransGaming that — much to my dismay — have nothing to do with Optimus Prime or Starscream. I tried to reach TransGaming for comment about their name’s proximity to my youthful obsession, but my hand got tired right before I started typing.
The games will be distributed through “traditional” stores and digitally through Ubisoft’s GameTree Online Service. Special “select” locations in March will get three other chart rippers: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence, Rayman Raving Rabbids and Petz Sports.
March is going to be awesome.
* Not an accurate statement.
Prince of Persia® and Shaun White Snowboarding Available Soon via Digital Download and at Retail
SAN FRANCISCO – February 19, 2009 – Today Ubisoft announced that it has expanded its portfolio of Mac titles for digital download and will introduce Mac versions of its games to retail through its partnership with TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), a leading developer of portability technologies for the electronic entertainment industry.
Ubisoft will release the award-winning Prince of Persia and Shaun White Snowboarding to the Mac community in March 2009 via Ubisoft’s online digital store, GameTree Online and at traditional retail locations. Mac versions of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation(TM): Hard Evidence(TM), Rayman Raving Rabbids® and Petz® Sports will also be released at select retail establishments for the first time in March 2009.
“The Mac community has responded very positively to our previous game offerings and we’re excited to provide Mac users with a new selection of games through our relationship with TransGaming,” said Andy Swanson, senior director of strategic sales and partnerships at Ubisoft.
“Ubisoft has an exceptional portfolio of titles that spans an assortment of genres. The availability of their titles on the Mac is a great catalyst for Mac gaming,” commented Vikas Gupta, CEO and president of TransGaming.
Current Mac titles from Ubisoft available via download include CSI: Hard Evidence(TM), Petz® Catz® 2, Petz® Dogz® 2, Petz® Sports, Prince of Persia The Two Thrones®, and Rayman Raving Rabbids®.
To learn more about Ubisoft’s games for the Mac, including details on how to pre-order Prince of Persia and Shaun White Snowboarding, please visit: https://digitalstore.ubi.com or https://www.gametreeonline.com.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 28 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2007–08 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 928 million euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), is a leader in the development of unique software portability products that facilitate the deployment of games across multiple platforms. TransGaming’s portability technologies significantly reduce the time-to-market for and costs associated with multi-platform game releases. TransGaming works with many of the industry’s leading developers and publishers to enable their games on the Mac and Linux operating systems, and currently markets its products under four brand names: Cider (Mac Gaming), Cedega (Linux Gaming), SwiftShader (Graphics Rendering) and GameTree (Game Publishing & Distribution). TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada. To learn more about TransGaming’s products visit www.transgaming.com
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