Skullcandy Announces Special Edition Assassin’s Creed IV Headset

Would you like a new special-edition Assassin’s Creed IV headset to go with the game at the end of this month? If so, maybe you’ll be excited about Skullcandy’s brand new SLYR headset with Assassin’s Creed artwork and a custom-tuned audio profile developed by Ubisoft? The platform agnostic Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition gaming headset is available for purchase now – directly through the company’s website at www.skullcandy.com for $89.99, but you can also order it online at GameStop, Target, and Best Buy.

Find out more in the press release (below the images).

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PRESS RELEASE

SKULLCANDY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EDITION ASSASSIN’S CREED® IV BLACK FLAG™ SLYR GAMING HEADSET

Skullcandy SLYR Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Edition Features Unique Color and Animus-Inspired Artwork; Custom Tuned Audio Profile Developed by Ubisoft®

PARK CITY, Utah – October 10, 2013 – Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL), a high-growth, performance lifestyle audio brand, today announced the launch of the Skullcandy SLYR (“Slayer”) Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Edition gaming headset. The studio’s first officially licensed gaming headset, the Skullcandy SLYR Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Edition will feature a new and unique custom color as well as artwork inspired by the game’s iconic Animus virtual reality machine. In addition, Skullcandy has worked directly with Assassin’s Creed® publisher Ubisoft to develop a custom tuned audio profile with three distinct EQ settings designed to greatly accentuate the dynamic audio environment, story and action found within Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition gaming headset is now available at select retail stores in the United States and Canada and at www.skullcandy.com. Ubisoft’s highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag will be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system on October 29, 2013, Windows PC on November 19, 2013 and as day one launch titles for PlayStation 4 from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Xbox One.

“Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag is easily one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our unique perspective on audio fidelity and gaming style to the legions of fans who stand behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise,” said Sam Paschel, CMO of Skullcandy. “The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition represents our first partnership with a major gaming publisher and we’re aiming to make a lasting impression with gamers everywhere. We’re supremely confident gamers will be blown away by what we’ve been able to accomplish — a truly authentic Assassin’s Creed experience combined with a level of audio performance and value they’ve never seen before.”

The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition was designed from the ground up by Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming engineers to deliver a unique combination of high quality audio performance, cutting-edge features and a stylish aesthetic for gamers worldwide – all at an affordable price. The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition provides Assassin’s Creed fans with precision stereo gaming audio with cross-compatibility with Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, Wii U™ and PC as well as most smartphones, tablets and MP3 players. Additional features include a stashable boom mic; the GMX in-line mixer with volume and game-to-voice balancing controls; and, of course, a unique new color and graphic treatment as well as custom audio profiles developed by Ubisoft to ensure the game’s audio is experienced exactly as they intended.

Throughout the development of the Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition, Skullcandy engineers worked closely with Ubisoft to effectively enhance the subtle details and audio cues found within the dynamic Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag game world. The engineering team created three customized audio profiles that greatly enhance the game’s immersion and overall auditory experience. The Bass Mode elevates the thundering explosions and battle cries during action sequences to terrifically loud levels – all without dampening the highs; Precision Mode emphasizes environmental effects such as water, wind and the all-too-familiar whispers; and, Supreme Mode applies Skullcandy’s now-legendary full-frequency response to the entire Black Flag environment.

The Skullcandy SLYR AC IV Black Flag Edition gaming headset is now available directly through the company’s website at www.skullcandy.com for $89.99. Retail partners include Gamestop, Target and Best Buy online. For more information about Skullcandy, please visit www.skullcandy.com/gaming.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 29 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2012-13 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,256 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Assassin’s Creed

About Assassin’s Creed: Initially launched in 2007, the first five Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 57 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, mobile games, novels, as well as a feature-length movie currently in development.

© 2007-2013 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s Creed, Black Flag, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Wii U is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo

About Skullcandy, Inc.

Skullcandy is a global designer, marketer and distributor of performance audio and gaming headphones and other accessory related products under the Skullcandy, Astro Gaming and 2XL by Skullcandy brands. Skullcandy became one of the world’s most distinct audio brands by bringing color, character and performance to an otherwise monochromatic space; helping to revolutionize the audio arena by introducing headphones, earbuds and other audio and wireless lifestyle products that possess unmistakable style and exceptional performance. The Company’s products are sold and distributed through a variety of channels in the U.S. and approximately 80 countries worldwide. Visit skullcandy.com, or join us at facebook.com/skullcandy or on Twitter @skullcandy.

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