GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH PHELPS

Milton Keynes, UK (04 May 2011)– 505 Games have today released a number of still images taken during the making of Michael Phelps: Push the Limit in advance of the game’s June launch.

Motion capture and in-game modeling images from behind the scenes show Phelps playing the game for the first time and the animators capturing his likeness for in-game rendering.  In addition, a number of screenshots and renders are also included in this latest bundle of assets.

“I’m really excited to help bring a one-of-a-kind swimming video game to the market that is reflective of my competitive nature and passion for swimming,” commented Michael Phelps.“This definitely isn’t your typical video game.”

“It is an honour for everyone here at 505 to work with Michael Phelps, a truly transcendent athlete who has brought unprecedented glory to competitive swimming,” said Ian Howe, President of 505 Games.“His guidance and feedback have proven invaluable to the development process, and in-game he will mentor players on their journey from an unknown challenger to a powerful swimmer capable of beating the best in the world.”

Michael Phelps: Push the Limit is being developed by Blitz Games and published by 505 Games for release in June 2011.  For more information on this title, please visit www.michaelphelpsgame.com

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About 505 Games

505 Games is a global publisher of video games, publishing games for all ages across multiple platforms including, Microsoft Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, PC download, Facebook, iPhone®, Xbox LIVE®, and PlayStation®Network.

505 Games has offices in key territories around the world to publish and distribute its library of successful titles which include ArmA II, IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, the Cooking Mama World series, Naughty Bear, Backbreaker and Zumba Fitness.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes– UK, with international offices in Lyon (France), Munich (Germany), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain) and Los Angeles (U.S.A). A further network of key distribution partners based in Nordic territories and Australia enable global distribution of 505’s titles.

To see the latest releases, news and more about 505 Games go to: www.505games.co.uk

About Michael Phelps Foundation

Michael Phelps Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthy and active lives, especially for children. Established in 2008 by World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, the Foundation developed the im program in partnership with the Boys&Girls Clubs of America, KidsHealth.org, and  Michael Phelps Swim School, which offers children water safety courses, recreational pool activities, swim training as well as health and wellness education. In addition, the Foundation established Level Field Fund– Swimming, a grant giving  program that strives to bridge gaps in funding for uniquely talented swimmers whose opportunity to pursue excellence in the sport would otherwise be limited by their financial situation. For more information, please visit www.michaelphelpsfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/michaelphelpsfoundation.

About Blitz Games:

Blitz Games is dedicated to creating engaging, mass-market, boxed console titles for all ages and across all platforms. A division of Blitz Games Studios, Blitz Games staff are experts in developing games for some of the world’s highest profile brands. www.BlitzGames.com

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