Today, Ubisoft Canada announced that it will have a major presence at the 2013 Fan Expo Canada convention, which is scheduled for later this month. By press release means, the company unveiled the news, and went into details surrounding exactly what it will offer both fans and press members at this year’s iteration of the popular event.
In addition to being able to meet comic legend Todd McFarlane, and purchase three special figures from his Assassin’s Creed set, attendees will also be able to demo the following games at the Ubisoft booth:
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
- Rayman Legends
- Rocksmith 2014
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Just Dance 2014
- Watch Dogs
- Might & Magic: Duel of Champions
Members from Ubisoft Toronto’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist development team will also be there, in order to talk about their work on the game. They will be flanked by actors from the stealth-action game’s cast.
Fan Expo Canada will run from August 22-25 in downtown Toronto.
Read on for more details:
UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES FAN EXPO CANADA LINEUP
MONTRÉAL — August 13, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced its Fan Expo Canada™ lineup featuring some of Ubisoft’s highly anticipated titles including, Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™, Tom Clancy’s® Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, Rayman® Legends, South Park™: The Stick of Truth™, Rocksmith™ 2014, Just Dance 2014 and Watch Dogs™. The highly popular Might & Magic® Duel of Champions will also be playable.
In addition to hands-on time with some of the games, fans will also have the opportunity to meet comic book legend Todd McFarlane and get a first look at a wide range of products, including figures, statues and novelty toys based on the successful Assassin’s Creed® franchise and Raving Rabbids® video games and television series.
To celebrate Todd’s visit to Canada in 20 years, Ubisoft and McFarlane Toys will make three of the seven Assassin’s Creed – Series 1 figures, Connor, Haytham and Edward Kenway, available for purchase exclusively to Fan Expo Canada™ attendees prior to their official release later this year.
“Fan Expo is a major event for us being that it is home to the biggest gathering of pop culture fans in Canada,” said Lucile Bousquet, Senior Director of Communication & Marketing, Ubisoft Entertainment – Canada. “We are proud to return to sponsor and exhibit at the show while giving fans a taste of the hottest titles in the industry.”
Attendees can also learn more about Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Ubisoft Toronto’s first major production, from developers and actors at panels including:
The Actors behind Splinter Cell Blacklist: Canadian actors, including Eric Johnson, Kate Drummond and David Reale, discuss the process of bringing their Splinter Cell Blacklist characters to life and explain the different aspects of their work, alongside Ubisoft Toronto Game Director David Footman.
Out of the Shadows – A deep dive into Splinter Cell Blacklist: Splinter Cell Blacklist marks a major milestone for Ubisoft Toronto as the studio’s first full production. Meet Ubisoft Toronto’s Senior Producer Alex Parizeau, Creative Director Maxime Beland, Game Director Patrick Redding, and Art Director Scott Lee behind the game and hear insights into the development and inspiration for Blacklist.
Hands-on demonstrations, celebrity signings and special presentations will be held at the company’s booth (#1946).
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 2012-13 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
About Fan Expo Canada™ and Fan Expo Sports™:
Founded by Hobby Star Marketing Inc. as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995, Fan Expo Canada™ is an annual four-day multi-genre fan convention featuring comic, anime, science, fiction, horror, and gaming plus, new this year (2013), the introduction of Fan Expo Sports™. The convention is the largest of its kind in Canada and among the largest in the world, filling the North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre with over 100,000 attendees expected. Other shows produced by Hobby Star Marketing Inc. include Toronto ComiCon™ and FanExpo Vancouver™.
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