MINIONS BRING PANDEMONIUM TO PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM IN NEW OVERLORD™ RAISING HELL VIDEO.

Friday, 13th June, 2008 (11am UK TIME)– The most lovable vicious little critters in gaming– the Minions– will be dispensing their unique blend of charm and carnage on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for the first time when Overlord™ Raising Hell launches on June 20th†, Codemasters® announced today.

In preparation for the riotous horde's arrival in the extra evil edition of Triumph Studios' twisted fantasy blockbuster, a new preview video packed with minion mayhem is now available at www.codemasters.com/overlordraisinghell. The video showcases the troop of terrors in full-flight, mobbed up as they swarm over enemies and loot everything in sight before downing their own body weight in booze.

Every aspiring tyrant hell-bent on subjugating their chosen population requires an army to carry out their wretched will and do despotic deeds without question. Fortunately, in Overlord Raising Hell , players become commander-in-chief of a fighting, thieving, and pillaging horde of up to 50 crazed minions (with hundreds more waiting in reserve)– a force quite unlike any other.

These slavishly loyal, gremlin-esque critters are predisposed to violence and often drunk. No matter: they're always ready and willing to follow even the most suicidal order, whether it's raiding villages for kicks and giggles or hurling themselves at enemies in the face of kamikaze odds. Controlling the minions is a slick operation, requiring a mere flick of the right analogue stick to send a raucous rabble into battle.

While their intellect may not match their loyalty, the Minions are resourceful little lunatics and able to arm themselves with axes and swords from fallen enemies. They'll dress themselves with scavenged armour, even if that means rushing into combat wearing a pumpkin as a helmet or brandishing a zombie arm as a club. Use them tactically and the minions will always be there for you, ready to sacrifice themselves just to save your illustrious Overlord arse.

Prepare for a hellishly good time being bad with Overlord Raising Hell , coming June 20th for the PLAYSTATION 3 system. For the new minion mayhem video, lord it over to www.codemasters.com/overlordraisinghell and sign up as part of the Overlord's army on Facebook†† (or the sheep gets it).

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†Shipping June 24th in North America.

†† URL http://www.facebook.com/pages/Overlord/14251045777

ABOUT OVERLORD™ RAISING HELL

The creation of Dutch developer Triumph Studios, the original Overlord™ was a best seller in 2007. Now the deliciously despotic Overlord and his horde of raucous minions returns in Overlord™ Raising Hell, a compendium of tyrannical treats coming June 20th for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The playable demo is now available for download from PLAYSTATION®Network.

COMMAND MINIONS, CONQUER KINGDOMS: Set in a seriously twisted fantasy world, Overlord: Raising Hell is an action adventure that has players being ruthless, determined, and even a little despotic as they pillage lands and conquer kingdoms in order to be proclaimed the all-powerful Overlord. At the heart of the game is an army of slavish little creatures known as Minions, and their presence provides Overlord Raising Hell with its deliciously dark comedic touches.

GO DEEPER INTO THE WARPED WORLD: Overlord Raising Hell adds a series of additional hellish levels, each a supernatural abyss for the game's five kingdoms. With the undead denizens of each abyss on the attack and threatening the Overlord's superiority, there's only one thing for it: assemble the Minions, descend into each abyss and embark on a fresh wave of tyranny in order to claim the underworld throne.

• ENHANCED FOR PLAYSTATION 3 SYSTEM: In addition to offering a complete collection of Overlord content, including online co-operative pillaging and head-to-head slaughter, the PLAYSTATION 3 system edition will also be enhanced with detailed visuals, a top-spec audio system with 7.1 surround sound and gameplay refinements, such as the addition of an on-screen mini-map.

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Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Overlord, Clive Barker's Jericho, Race Driver GRID and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com

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