Adobe will launch Adobe Creative Suite 3 at a special event in New York on 27 March, the company confirmed this morning.

The company will be celebrating the global launch at the event, which will be webcast live at 8.30pm UK time. 

The long-awaited suite of creative tools is expected to kick-start Mac Pro sales, and will be the first release of CS3 that is optimised to run natively on Intel-based Macs.

Adobe calls the 27 March announcement "the largest software release in Adobe's 25-year history".

The company remains reticent regarding the features and applications within CS3, but has released a teaser video to help build further anticipation.

The video is available on YouTube and the Adobe website, where there are pages detailing its What's In The Box campaign.

Adobe last week confirmed plans to make an entry-level version of Photoshop available online as a hosted web service.