Mike Merren Joins Virgin PLAY

Madrid, September the 19th 2007. Virgin PLAY, the Spanish videogame publisher and distributor with offices in Madrid, Portugal and soon to open offices in London has just added Mike Merren to its team as Development Manager of its Virgin PLAY and V.2Play brands.

Currently based at the Company’s Madrid office, Merren has worked in the industry for 20 years in various roles from Producer to Development Director. His past collaborations have included working for Microsoft, Virgin Interactive, Acclaim, Crawfish and Climax. He has also worked as an account manager for Sony with EA and Eidos as accounts. Most recently, as Development Manager at NCsoft it was his watchful eye that assisted in securing the exclusive agreement they now hold with Sony.

Virgin PLAY´s next publishing projects include titles such as Donkey Xote, based on the animated film of the same name, which will launch this holiday season as well as the official Real Madrid videogames, which it will publish and distribute worldwide for the next 5 years.

“Mike first worked for me in 1992 at Virgin Games. He is a focused, dependable, skilled and straightforward individual who will add much to our evolution over the coming years” Tim Chaney, President.

About Virgin PLAY:

Virgin Interactive España opened its doors in 1995 by the hand of Mariele Isidoro and Francisco Encinas as a subsidiary of the Virgin Interactive, owned by VIACOM. In May of 2002 Tim Chaney and Francisco Encinas lead a management buyout and renamed the company Virgin PLAY becoming the exclusive distributor in the Spanish and Portuguese markets for companies such as: Midway, Ignition (SNK), Koch Media and Koei just to name a few.

During this period, Virgin PLAY has become a leader in the videogame sector being responsible for launching franchises such as: Resident Evil, Command and Conquer, Driver and Baldur’s Gate and is also the first 100% Spanish publisher for consoles.

Virgin´s first publishing projects were Torrente 3, Dead&Furious and Final Armada. The company will add on to their catalogue with titles such as Donkey Xote, Snow x Racing, The Crusades and Real Madrid, which will be published under Virgins new brand: V2Play.

Virgin sells and distributes its products worldwide using local distributors as well as their own offices in Spain and Portugal. For more information: www.virginplay.es

For more information:

Virgin PLAY

Pº Castellana, 9-11

Madrid 28046– Spain

Tel.: +34 91 789 35 50

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