CODEMASTERS’® RISE OF THE ARGONAUTS™ AVAILABLE FROM UK STORES TOMORROW

Thursday 5th February/...Codemasters today announced that Rise of the Argonauts ™, an epic action RPG developed by Liquid Entertainment and published by Codemasters, will be available to buy from UK retail stores from tomorrow (6th February 2009) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the PC. To see the exclusive“Big Finish” UK launch trailer and for more information about the game, visit www.rise-of-the-argonauts.com.

Rise of the Argonauts immerses players in a gladiatorial adventure set in a wondrously imagined vision of ancient Greece. Taking the role of Jason, a hero and weapons master, players will battle alongside Hercules, Achilles, Atalanta and other Argonauts as they engage in brutal combat and enchanting dialogue against formidable beasts and enemies, in a vast world alive with fickle gods, jaw-dropping panoramas, deep exploration and epic quests. The search for the Golden Fleece is not only one of exploration, but of transformation: from warrior king to exalted hero touched by the gods.

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Media Accolade for Rise of the Argonauts

• Xbox 360 The Official Xbox Magazine, UK:‘ Must Buy’ Award

o“The fighting system is incredibly clever”

o“Rise of the Argonauts shows what those other   

   developers have been missing out on”

o“The detail is so intricate, you almost feel guilty for just running straight past”

• The Times, UK

o“This is an action-adventure/role playing game with a storyline that can reel you in to the point where you don’t notice the hours fly by”

• SFX, UK

o“Compelling… a proper adventure”

o“Buy this and you won’t be fleeced”

• PSW, UK

o“Buy this and enjoy one of the early frontrunners for hidden gem of the year”

o“Refreshingly different and great fun”

o“A wonderful console RPG to test your skills in ancient Greece”

• Xbox World 360, UK

o“A genuinely outstanding adventure that will make both casual gamers and RPG-heads sit up and take notice”

PRESS RESOURCE WEB SITE

Download game artwork, screens and essential Codemasters’ press materials direct to your desktop from: http://www.codemasters.com/mediabank

ABOUT CODEMASTERS

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, Race Driver GRID, Overlord and Operation Flashpoint; the company recently secured the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA 1. Codemasters is the recipient of the UK Developer of the Year title from the 25th Golden Joystick Awards and, most recently, Codemasters Studios recently won the UK Development Team category in the MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2008. Codemasters’ cross-platform development technology the EGO™ Engine was named Best Technology 2007 in the awards hosted by TIGA, the Independent Game Developers Association. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Benelux, Switzerland and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com

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