Assassin's Creed II Awarded Guinness World Record


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Assassin's Creed II Awarded Guinness World Record

  1. 1. ASSASSINS CREED ® 2 AWARDED GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ® Assassin’s Creed II has featured on more magazine front covers than any other video gameMontreal, Canada – April 15, 2010 – Today Ubisoft® received confirmation from ®Guinness World Record , the global authority on record breaking, that AssassinsCreed II now holds the Gamer’s Edition Guinness World Record for being the mostcover-featured video game. Assassin’s Creed II was used as a lead cover storyon 127 different publications in 32 countries, between April 2009 and April 2010.“Assassin’s Creed is one of our most well-loved brands,” said Alain Corre managingdirector EMEA at Ubisoft. “The worldwide interest for the brand, coupled with theenergy and creativity of our press team made for a winning combination and I amproud of receiving this Guinness World Record.”Gaz Deaves, Editor of Guinness World Records Gamer’s said: “The evidencesubmitted by Ubisoft was extremely thorough, with full details of every publicationthat featured the game. It’s been a pleasure researching this category and we werepleasantly surprised that Assassin’s Creed II took the record – I’m sure plenty ofcommentators (including myself) would have predicted another well-known gamewinning the title instead, and this achievement is even more impressive in view ofthe other 2009 releases that Assassin’s Creed II was able to beat”.The record will be shortlisted for entry in the next edition of Guinness World RecordsGamer’s Edition. For more information please
  2. 2. About Ubisoft:Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwideand has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisofthas offices in 28 countries and sales in 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated sales of €1.058 billion for the2008-09 fiscal year. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.comAbout Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer’s EditionThe Gamer’s Edition series, praised by critics as a ‘must have for fans of gaming’ ( and‘Gamer’s Edition has become an institution’ (The Independent) returns with its third instalment. The newedition promises to be the best yet, with more gaming records, reviews, trivia and features. Records fromGamer’s Edition 2010 include the Biggest Selling Video Game Of All Time (Wii Sports, with lifetime sales ofover 46 million copies – eclipsing the previous 20 year record holder, Super Mario Bros’ 40 million copiessold). The Highest Grossing Video Arcade Of All Time (NBA Jam was released in North American arcadesin 1993 and earned over $1 billion -£676,269,678- in its first year). The Longest Time Spent Playing AnMMORPG (Sara Lhadi spent 16,799 hours playing Runescape between November 2004 and October 2009– this averages out at 9 hours 20 minutes of play every single day!). The Most Played Video Game Of AllTime (Snake, produced by Nokia distributed for free on mobile phone handsets is estimated to have beenplayed by over a billion people). Most Played Online Video Game (Call of Duty 4, which has been played byover 13 million gamers on Xbox Live since its launch in November 2007). Departing from the game-by-gamestructure of the last two books, the new layout covers the world of gaming by genre and sub-genre, enablingthe editors to pick only the strongest and most relevant records in each topic area. As well as records,Gamer’s Edition 2010 is full of interesting features such the as the Top 50 Games Of All Time as voted byour readers on the gamer’s website; Future Gaming; a profile on the doyen of Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto;How to be a Record-Breaker; the Year in Review; and of course the Twin Galaxies high scores charts thatallows you to see how you compare with the best in the gaming world.© 2009 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassins Creed, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo aretrademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.