Blitz 1UP releases puzzle word game KrissX on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PC and Facebook

27 JANUARY 2010 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Blitz 1UP, an initiative run by UK developer Blitz Arcade, announces the release of word puzzle game KrissX on PC and Facebook, and have partnered with Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. for the release on XBLA. KrissX (pronounced‘kriss cross’), developed by Regolith Games Ltd., is a casual puzzle game designed to test your vocab and brain power to their limits with a plethora of mind-bending word games.

Help Wordsworth the Owl on his mission to solve jumbled word puzzles by following clues and swapping letters around. With over 3,500 words to unscramble and a variety of game styles including Quests, Time Attack Mode and Timeless Play, there is endless replay value. Uncomplicated controls mean instant pick up and play appeal so it’s an interactive and fun gaming experience for players of all ages.

Decipher brainteasers and test your knowledge with a host of great features:

• 150 vibrant levels to master at your own pace in Quest Mode

• Beat the clock in Time Attack mode

• If you’re successful you’ll be rewarded with badges and high scores

• Huge numbers of bonuses to unlock to complete your collection of badges

• The option to challenge family and friends with puzzles of your own creation

• Unique puzzles every time you play - never play the same game twice.

“Regolith have created a charming game with KrissX. I've found that its soothing and progressive gameplay gently lures you in and will literally keep players entertained for hours!” says Chris Swan, Blitz Arcade’s Business Development Manager.“Likewise I'm delighted that we have a high profile company such as Konami partnering with us for the XBLA version of KrissX, so that they could lend their expertise to the project.”

For information:

Please contact: Izzy Miller, PR Coordinator, Blitz Games Studios

T: +44 (0) 1926 880000

E: emiller@BlitzGamesStudios.com

About Blitz 1UP, Blitz Arcade and Blitz Games Studios:

The Blitz 1UP initiative is run by Blitz Arcade and was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles– finished and unfinished– to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners. www.BlitzArcade.com/Blitz1up. Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios, which is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990. Its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). www.BlitzGamesStudios.com

About Regolith Games:

Regolith Games is a small developer dedicated to making games that anyone and everyone can enjoy playing. Regolith was founded in 2007 by Andrew Docking, an experienced game maker with an extensive background of well over 30 titles across a wide range of platforms. www.regolithgames.com

About Konami

Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in theUnited States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.konami.com.


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