SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AND SIDHE INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCE FREE UPGRADES FORGRIPSHIFT® ON THE PLAYSTATION®3 COMPUTER ENTER

WHAT:

Free upgrades for new and current players are being implemented into the North American version of GripShift® today, making it significantly easier and faster for players to get around the game. Additional improvements are being made around the leaderboards making the accomplishment of getting high scores more rewarding.

ABOUT GRIPSHIFT UPGRADES

Faster Load Times: Players now experience faster load times between levels.

Leaderboards: Now accessible without having to first complete the level for which the player wishes to view the leaderboard. Also, leaderboards are expanded to include the ability to browse all entries, and now include“car type” and number of resets with entries.

Other Feature Enhancements Include:

    <*>Ability to change the vehicle without exiting a game session. <*>Ability to change controls from the in-game pause menu. <*>Ability to change current the music track from the in-game pause menu. <*>Access to the full“Level Select” menu from the in-game pause menu. <*>Players can now jump to the top or bottom of a leaderboard even if they aren’t ranked on that board.

For more information visit http://www.station.sony.com/ps3downloads.vm or www.gripshiftgame.com

WHEN:

The upgrades go into effect on Thursday, July 26th for North America only. GripShift® is available for download from the PLAYSTATION®Network store for US$9.99.

WHO: About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC. (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

About Sidhe

Sidhe Interactive is a game development studio based in Wellington, New Zealand, recognized for producing high quality entertainment titles with world class creative and software development skills. Developing across console, handheld, and PC, Sidhe has created a range of innovative products including the award winning original title GripShift®, the successful Rugby League series, genre defining Melbourne Cup Challenge, and the highly anticipated Jackass The Game. You can find out more about Sidhe Interactive online at www.sidheinteractive.com

MEDIA CONTACT

Jos Ruffell

Sidhe Interactive

+64 (4) 4712638

jos@sidheinteractive.com

www.sidheinteractive.com

Katie Hanson

Sony Online Entertainment

(858) 232-1580

khanson@soe.sony.com

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