505 GAMES ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH STARBREEZE STUDIOS

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and acclaimed video game developer Starbreeze Studios today announced they have partnered to bring the previously announced titles PAYDAY 2 and P13 (working title ), to gamers worldwide in 2013.

“Our partnership with Starbreeze Studios is a testament to 505 Games’ commitment to working with top development talent,” said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America. “In addition to working with an amazing studio we are also honoured to partner acclaimed Swedish film director Josef Fares whose creative genius is bringing P13 to life.”

“When we started to plan the next steps for Starbreeze we wanted to find a partner, not just a traditional publisher, and 505 Games fit that criteria,” said Mikael Nermark, CEO and president of Starbreeze.  “We feel that this collaboration can grow into a long-term partnership.”

P13 is being developed by Starbreeze Studios in conjunction with Fares whose visionary talents are guiding the storyline, look and feel of the upcoming action-adventure game which will be available for download.

PAYDAY 2, in development at Starbreeze’s Overkill Studios, is the next installment after the wildly successful FPS PAYDAY: The Heist. The game will be available for download.

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About 505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels.  The company publishes games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.  Product highlights include Sniper Elite V2, Naughty Bear, Rugby World Cup 2011 and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in Los Angeles, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.

About Starbreeze

Starbreeze is one of Sweden's largest independent game developers.  The company develops computer-and videogames in partnership with leading international game publishers as well as develops its own in-house productions. Starbreeze has developed seven titles that have been published and Syndicate is the latest released game. Starbreeze Studios was founded in 1998 and has more than 5,000 shareholders.

About Josef Fares

Josef Fares is a Crystal-Simorgh winning film director born in Beirut, Lebanon who moved to Sweden when he was 10 years old. Variety declared him one of 10 upcoming directors to watch in 2006. The same year he won the Nordic Council Film Prize for his film “Zozo”.  Since then Josef has received several awards and prizes, both as writer and director, and his last feature film “Leo,” in which he also appeared, was selected for the Focus section in the 58th Edition of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008.


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