BLITZ ARCADE SIGNS WITH ATLUS TO DROP DROPLITZ

14 April 2009 Blitz Arcade is excited to announce its decision to team up with Atlus U.S.A Inc to bring you Droplitz for XBLA, PSN, PC and iPhone.

Droplitz is all about connecting dials to save the precious droplitz dripping from the top of the screen. If you create multiple paths at the same time, you earn score combos and generate more droplitz.

Steve Stopps, Blitz Arcade Project Director, says:“We’re all really exctited about Droplitz, not just because it’s originally our own idea, but because we believe it’s a really great game. When you find out that the people who’ve been working on the game all day are still playing it in their own time you’ve got something special. We’re also very fortunate to have found a partner like Atlus, who share our passion and excitement about bringing Droplitz to the world.”

Droplitz is the latest original concept by a Blitz Arcade staff member to hit the market. Everyone at Blitz has the opportunity to pitch their own game idea, with the very best concepts selected for production.

Tim Pivnicny, VP of Marketing and Sales at Atlus, comments:“Droplitz represents the very best in satisfying casual gaming. We’re very thrilled to be able to work with Blitz Arcade in bringing this original, easy to play, and highly addictive title to multiple platforms. The game clearly represents its developer’s attention to detail, creativity, and dedication to quality.”

DROPLITZ:

• Infinitely accessible, instantly addictive– Turn dials, open paths, and don't let the droplitz go to waste! Casual and hardcore gamers alike will be mesmerised by Droplitz as they rotate and connect puzzle pieces to let the droplitz flow and earn high scores.

• Four unique game modes– Distinct layers of complexity keep the challenge fresh with Classic, Zendurance, Power Up and and Infection. Learn how to deal with sluggish, infected dials; strategically use bombs to clear sections of the game board or speed up the action.

• Endless replayability– The timeless satisfaction of making combos, clearing boards, and earning top scores will keep players coming back for more. Ever increasing speeds and larger boards ensure that there will always be a challenge ahead.

• Compete for high scores– Online leaderboards and 12 trophies/achievements mean that when you're the best, everyone will know it. High score-based gameplay makes every game a competition to get to the top of the charts.

Look out for Droplitz very soon.

For more information, see www.BlitzArcade.com or contact Debbie Henderson, assistant PR manager at dhenderson@BlitzGamesStudios.com

About Blitz Arcade:

Blitz Arcade was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to producing top quality downloadable games across all platforms. Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios and uses its industry-leading proprietary technology, BlitzTech. Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa in the UK and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver and now has more than 200 staff. Its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), in-house technology (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy).

About Atlus U.S.A., Inc.

Located in Irvine, California and founded in 1991, Atlus U.S.A., Inc. is renowned for its proud tradition of publishing exceptional role-playing games with strong niche appeal. The Atlus library of critically acclaimed video games includes Odin Sphere, the Trauma Center series, and the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com.

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