NEWS - Thursday, March 25, 2004
Ubisoft Announces Dukes of Hazzard TitleUbisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, today announced that The Dukes of HazzardTM: Return of the General Lee will be available for the PlayStationÒ2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft in October 2004. Licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee is a humorous action racing game that combines a mission-based adventure and arena-style driving. “Based on the success of the first two Dukes of Hazzard games, we are working with a great property that has stood the test of time,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubisoft Entertainment. “This game will appeal to a wide audience of both fans of the show and racing game enthusiasts.” About The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee Set in Hazzard County, players step into the shoes of Bo and Luke Duke as they race to win prize money in order to save the local orphanage from Boss Hogg’s latest crooked scheme. With the help of the ever-popular Daisy Duke, Uncle Jesse and Cooter, the good ol’ boys go up against the villainous Boss Hogg, his bumbling cohorts Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and Deputy Enos in order to win the Hazzard County Derby. Just like the television show, The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee is filled with wild off-road action, gravity-defying stunts and adrenaline-pumping car chases. Game features include: Dukes World: The game captures all the joyriding thrills and homespun action of the original television show. . Dukes Celebrity: Full cast represented from the show, with voice-overs and likenesses from John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), James Best (Roscoe P. Coltrane), Ben Jones (Cooter) and Sonny Shroyer (Enos Strate). Variety of Playable Vehicles: Players can control a variety of vehicles including the General Lee, the Black Charger, Uncle Jesse's Pickup, Daisy's Road Runner, Cooter's Tow Truck, Rosco and Enos’s Police Cruisers, and Boss Hogg’s limousine. Variety of Gameplay: Features a single-player Adventure Mode containing over 18 missions and an unlockable multiplayer mode that features destruction derby battles, head-to-head competition and cooperative play.