Northampton, UK; December 19th 2008: To celebrate the beginning of the 2009 Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship, Oxygen Interactive are pleased to announce a partnership with award winning Developers Rebellion and Abdução to produce the forthcoming Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ versions Of PDC World Championship Darts 2009 respectively.
PDC World Championship Darts 2009 completely rebuilds it’s Wii Remote throwing method, comes with greatly improved graphics, includes new game modes, new champions to challenge and is slated to ship in the Spring 2009
Jim Scott, CEO of Oxygen Games commented“ We have chosen to work closely with Rebellion because of their position as World Class Developers. Rebellion’s history and credentials speak for themselves. We anticipate great new features and an enhanced gameplay experience for the latest in our chart topping franchise.”
Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion added:“ Our studio is very pleased to be working alongside Oxygen Games, one of the UK’s leading Independent Publishers. We feel we can bring our expertise to enhance the PDC World Championship Darts Franchise by refining controls, adding more real-world physics and of course providing the atmosphere, authenticity and emotion of a real, high-tension World Class Darts Match.”
Matthew Porter, CEO of the PDC, also added“ We are very excited to be working again with Oxygen Games and developers Rebellion for the 2009 version of the most popular ever Darts game. The previous versions of the game have performed so well because they capture the authentic mood and feel of the PDC'S Darts tournaments; and the new game promises to be even better! The video game is also a great way to get people of all ages into the fast growing sport of Darts. We can’t wait for the next version in spring!”
With the highest quality graphics yet, PDC World Championship Darts will give game players and darts enthusiasts the closest experience yet to actually being there!
PDC World Championship Darts 2008 is currently available on Xbox®360, PSP®System, PC and Wii™
For more information about PDC Darts: http://www.planetdarts.tv
For more information about Oxygen Games: http://www.oxygengames.net
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The UK-based computer games super-developer was established in 1992 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. Their first major success was Aliens Vs. PredatorTM on PC in 1999, creating game innovations years ahead of their time. As their name suggests, their approach to game production is focused primarily on cross-platform innovation and product quality. Their purchase of the UK sci-fi comic 2000 AD in 2000 and subsequent motion picture productions has provided valuable in-sight and experience in creating its unique product portfolio.
In 2005, Sniper Elite™ was released with Namco and MC2, securing critical acclaim, global sales success and winning the TIGA Award for‘Best PC/Console Game 2005’. Lauded as‘The Gran Turismo of war games' by the gaming press, it has built upon the collection of Rebellion® owned IPs, which includes World War Zero® and the 2000 AD character Rogue Trooper®..
In the summer of 2006, Rebellion® purchased the Core Design studios, responsible for the Lara Croft - Tomb Raider series and Strangelite studios in Liverpool. These acquisitions established the company as one of the biggest and most innovative studios within the European development community.
From July to December 2006, Rebellion® won‘Most Improved Developer’ at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, was nominated for two BAFTA awards for Best Character and Best Screenplay for Rogue Trooper® and won the TIGA Awards for‘Best Developer’ and‘Best Hand-held and console game’ for Miami Vice: The Game.
2007 was Rebellion’s 15th anniversary and saw the company acquire the Awesome Studio from Ignition in March increasing its staff to 280 personnel. 2007 saw the release of the global hits; The Simpsons Game with EA on PlayStation®2&PSP&Wii™, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with EA on PlayStation®PSP, Star Wars: Renegade Squadron with LucasArts on PlayStation®PSP, Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem with Sierra on PlayStation®PSP and finally Rebellion’s own brand Free Running® with Reef Entertainment on PlayStation®2&PSP.
2008 sees the long-awaited move to the purpose built Studio in Oxford, Next-Gen project announcements and the fruition of Rebellion’s ambitious plans.
The Develop 100 2008 rankings saw Rebellion rise to No.16, making the studio the No.1 Independent Developer in Europe.
Abdução is a Brazilian independent game developer based in São Paulo. Founded in 2003, Abdução began as an animation company, but quickly changed its focus to game development. In 2004 partnering with Greenland Studios and Instituto Rukha, Abdução started developing its first title an action adventure on PC called Evolution.