Ubi Soft Snares Game Rights to 'Charlie's Angels'27 Nov, 2001 By: John Gaudiosi
French video game giant Ubi Soft Entertainment as inked a deal with Sony Pictures Consumer Products for the “Charlie’s Angels” exclusive worldwide video game rights to the TV series, the 2000 film and the first sequel.
Ubi Soft will develop and publish “Charlie’s Angels” video games on GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PC platforms.
This is the second movie franchise that Ubi Soft has licensed from Sony well after the theatrical release. The company signed a deal for the game rights to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in May.
Ubi Soft hopes to build on the brand awareness of the TV series and the $264 million worldwide box office that the Charlie’s Angels film earned. The games are expected to appeal to a broad demographic, including the over-25-year-olds who watch the TV series.
Like its recently released licensed “V.I.P.” video games with Pamela Anderson, Ubi Soft hopes to attract both male and female gamers with "Charlie’s Angels."