New Batman Villain Rises in Commerative Edition Game

Ubi Soft Entertainment joins with Mattel Inc., DC Comics, and Warner Bros. Consumer Products to commemorate the launch of a new villain in the Batman universe by creating special collector’s items exclusively for the Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu video game.

Developed and published by Ubi Soft Entertainment, the game features Batman’s loyal allies Robin, Nightwing, and Batgirl, as well as a brand new enemy unlike any Batman has ever battled, Sin Tzu. If that weren’t enough, there are also appearances by three other villains never before seen in a Batman video game: Clayface, Scarecrow, and Bane.

A total of 15,000 copies of Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu Commemorative Edition will include an exclusive Mattel Batman action figure and another 15,000 will include an exclusive Mattel Batgirl action figure. Both will be dressed in classic costumes – Batman in his classic blue and grey and Batgirl in classic black and yellow. These rare, Commemorative Edition products can be purchased at GameStop (www.gamestop.com) and Electronics Boutique (www.ebgames.com) and are available now through pre-order.

A Commemorative Lithograph Edition exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube will include a four color, two-sided Sin Tzu lithograph designed by comics legend and Sin Tzu co-creator Jim Lee. The lithograph features both Sin Tzu and Batman on the front and Sin Tzu’s biography, written by Sin Tzu co-creator Flint Dille, on the back. It is available now through pre-order at GameStop and Electronics Boutique. All retailers will offer this exclusive product at launch while supplies last.

Game features include two-player cooperative gameplay, 35 Batman Attacks and 12 Levels spanning locations like Gotham City Docks, Crime Alley, Arkham and Asylum. Bonus Content includes a 27-minute Making of a Villain documentary with commentary by Lee and Dille.

Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu has an ESRB rating of “T” for Teen and will carry a suggested retail price of $39.99. It is scheduled to ship mid-October 2003.