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Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Ubisoft Acquires Trials Developer

RedLynx, the Finland-based developer of Trials, was recently picked up by Ubisoft. RedLynx has developed over 100 smaller games across many platforms, but found major retail success with the fun, yet challenging, Trials, a series which eventually made its way to Xbox LIVE Arcade.

So what’s next for RedLynx? More Trials! That’s right, next up is Trials Evolution which will be released within the next couple of months. No doubt it will share the same gameplay as its predecessor, with plenty of challenge for all your future hair-pulling, controller-tossing adventures.

Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft, had this to say:

“The team at RedLynx has developed exceptionally strong digital brands that stand out for their high replay value, their long tail sales and their multiplatform positioning. We are delighted to welcome RedLynx to the Ubisoft
family. Their expertise in asynchronous online games and physics-based game mechanics provides us with a great opportunity to bring their powerful brands, most notably Trials, to an even broader range of fast-growing digital platforms.”

“We were attracted by Ubisoft’s focus on creativity and quality, and the fact that they base their long-term strategy on both the traditional and digital distribution video game markets. The reality of today’s market is not about
platforms, it’s about creating excellent gaming experiences that consumers can play on any device or screen they like,” stated Tero Virtala, chief executive officer of RedLynx. “As part of the Ubisoft team, RedLynx will be able to focus even more intently on creating stand-out, excellent brands that push the boundaries
of online gaming in many new growth areas. With Ubisoft, a wider audience will get the chance to enjoy our games, we’ll generate more value for our brands, and also leverage our experience more broadly in digital distribution channels.”

Look to for all upcoming info on Trials Evolution.

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