Duels of the Planeswalkers hits the 500,000 mark on XBLA

Developed by UK-based Stainless Games and published by Wizards of the Coast LLC, the game has spawned a slew of expansions and add-ons, making it one of the most successful games on that platform.

Said Patrick Buckland, CEO of Stainless Games, "Breaking the half million barrier with Duels on XBLA is a fantastic way for us to start 2011. We'd like to thank Wizards for all the great support they've shown us on the project, and of course all the Magic fans, old and new alike, who have bought the game."

Already available on XBLA and PC via Steam, Duels of the Planeswalkers was also recently released on Sony PS3 PSN worldwide, and a dedicated Magic: The Gathering-themed PS3 Home Space is to follow shortly.

Europe's leading console download studio, Stainless Games has developed over 25 Download SKUs to date - including the No 1 XBLA Electronic Arts 2010 hit, Risk:Factions - with others currently in production.

Said Matt Edmunds, Stainless's COO, "Our strategy of concentrating on Console Download early is really paying off, with all the major corporate players now agreeing that 2011 will be the Year of the Download. With our multi-platform technology, we'll be hoping to emulate the success of Duels for other brands on everything from an iPhone to a high-end PC and keep up our track record of at least one No1 per year!"

  

Media Contacts:

Stainless Games: matt@stainlessgames.com

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About Stainless Games

Stainless Games is a privately owned company based on the South Coast of the UK. Although best known for the creation of the multi-million selling Carmageddon franchise, the company is today recognized as one of the world’s leading companies in the burgeoning Console Download market. For more information visit the Stainless Games website at www.stainlessgames.com.

Magic: The Gathering, Magic and Duels of the Planeswalkers are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast LLC in the U.S.A. and other countries. 


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