IL-2 STURMOVIK: BIRDS OF PREY LANDING IN STORES SEPTEMBER 15

Agoura Hills, CA - July 23, 2009 - 505 Games U.S., in collaboration with 1C Company have confirmed that the highly anticipated World War II flight combat title IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey will make its console debut on September 15, 2009 in North America, with pre-orders now being taken from retailers.

Developed by Gaijin Entertainment for Xbox 360 and PS3, DiP Interactive for Nintendo DS and SME Dynamic Systems Limited for PSP, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey features the greatest aerial battles of the Second World War, and boasts the most realistic landscapes and aircraft seen in any flight game.

Players participate in the most famous confrontations of the era piloting fighters, battle planes or heavy bombers across a range of daring and action-packed missions. There are six theaters of war in which to engage - The Battle of Britain, Stalingrad, Berlin, Sicily, the Battle of the Bulge and Korsun - representing the main airborne battles of World War II in Europe. Unlock more than 40 planes,all faithfully recreated in amazing detail, and pilot them in breathtaking air battles and daring bombing runs spread over 50 campaign missions and four multiplayer modes.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey will be published by 505 Games in collaboration with 1C Company. Visit the official website at www.il2game.com for all the latest information.

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About 505 Games

505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms,including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk.

About 1C Company

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of business, entertainment and educational software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the largest publisher and distributor of computer and video games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik series and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles including titles like Space Rangers, Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Men of War, Perimeter, Fantasy Wars, Elven Legacy, Death to Spies, King's Bounty: The Legend. For more information, please visit www.1cpublishing.com.

About Gaijin Entertainment

Gaijin Entertainment specializes in creation of games for various platforms (PC/PS3/Xbox 360) and also gives much attention to technology-related research work which provides attraction and applicability to the company's solutions in changeable IT market conditions. At the moment Gaijin team is represented by six departments and over sixty highly qualified employees. The company's projects have received a range of mass media and game industry awards including a few Russian Game developers conference«Best simulator»,«Best game for next-gen consoles» (IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey / PS3, X-box 360),«Best technologies» for Dagor Engine™ ,«Best sound» and many more.

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For more information please contact:

Steve Willis

Bender/Helper Impact

310-694-3256

steve_willis@bhimpact.com


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