Today, Ubisoft is pleased to share with you that From Dust on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft has broken record digital sales for Ubisoft after launching worldwide on July 27, 2011. The game had the highest first day sales of any Xbox LIVE Arcade game that Ubisoft has ever released with sales approximately 45 percent higher than Ubisoft’s previous best-selling XBLA release. The pre-orders for From Dust on Windows PC are also tracking very well with a significant number of orders on UbiShop and via other digital channels. From Dust on Windows PC is slated to release on August 17, 2011 and From Dust on the PlayStation Network will be available soon.
An award-winning god game from creator Eric Chahi and Ubisoft Montpellier, From Dust puts players in control of The Breath, a mysterious power used by a primitive tribe to battle against the forces of nature. As players venture through different territories, they must protect villagers from natural disasters, like tsunamis and volcanoes, in order to gain the knowledge of the tribe’s ancestors. Along with the main campaign, an additional Challenge mode tasks players with using their god-like powers in creative ways to ensure the safety of the inhabitants.
“From Dust is another great example of Ubisoft’s ongoing commitment to bring original intellectual properties and brands to the digital space,” said Chris Early, vice president of digital publishing, Ubisoft.“Ubisoft is a creative company dedicated to delivering innovative and engaging content for all types of players – whether it’s a big retail game or a short format digital title such as From Dust.”
Ubisoft’s Chris Early is available for comment on Ubisoft’s digital strategy, and for more information on From Dust and special Windows PC pre-order offers, please visit: http://www.fromdustgame.com