Gamers, On Your Mark... GripShift® Thunders Onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade

Wellington, New Zealand - December 12, 2007 - GripShift®, the award winning racing platformer developed and published by Sidhe Interactive is now available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA), the premier destination for digitally distributed, high-definition original and classic games. Featuring an extensive single-player experience, two multiplayer modes, stunning visuals and amazing sound, GripShift is available for 800 Microsoft points under the Games tab on the XBLA Dashboard.

"Bringing GripShift to the Xbox LIVE Arcade gives a whole new audience the chance to experience some frantic racing fun," said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe Interactive. "We think 360 owners will get a lot for their money with this game, as it offers a ton of content which can be played repeatedly for those who are intent on topping the leaderboards."

Sidhe has also made available a list of Xbox LIVE achievements along with two new trailers from GripShift, showing fly-throughs of two intense Challenge courses.

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GripShift on Xbox LIVE Arcade features:

-Fresh Single Player Experience: 120 Challenge Mode levels with multiple objectives test your physical and mental reflexes as you race your way across vast Desert, Ice, Jungle and Horror themed worlds

-The Complete Xbox LIVE Experience: Build up your Gamerscore by collecting an assortment of achievements, or contest the #1 slot on the TrueSkill™ Leaderboards

-Two Manic Multiplayer Modes: Compete in four player online mayhem in Race Mode or frag friends and strangers during intense Deathmatch arena battles. Compete across 25 race tracks and 20 Deathmatch arenas to find out who is the true master of speed and destruction

-Bring the Pain: Gain the competitive edge and devastate your foes with an assortment of weapons and powerups. Master the Goo Gun, DeathRay, Flaming Shield, Jump Gun, TNT and other weapons to dominate the field

-Upgraded HD 3D Visuals: The world of GripShift comes alive with enhanced 3D HD graphics rendered at 720p 60fps with FSAA, including stunning lighting, realtime shadows and dynamic visual effects

About Sidhe Interactive

Sidhe Interactive is a game development studio recognized for producing high quality entertainment titles with world class creative and software development skills. Developing across console, handheld, and PC platforms, 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 Jackass: The Game. You can find out more about Sidhe Interactive online at



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