Rising Star Games and Bag of Bees.co.uk unveil line of Half-Minute Hero designer tees

Monday 22nd February 2010: Rising Star Games has partnered with Bag of Bees to create a line of limited edition Half-Minute Hero t-shirts. The t-shirt designs are available on a limited release through the Bag of Bees website www.bagofbees.co.uk costing£18 each.

Half-Minute Hero is a homage to a bygone era, fusing old-school visuals with a modern-day twist. In each level, a Dark Lord discovers a new way to destroy our Hero's world: he must solve a series of puzzles and level-up enough to defeat the massive end-of-level boss. In 30 seconds. Every time.

There are two different designs of t-shirt, both featuring the phrase 'Me>Evil', a term which is a pivotal within the game. The t-shirts have been produced in a range of male and female sizes, and are available in red or grey.

Bag of Bees is a brand new designer t-shirt label created as an outlet for creative ideas. Its designs reflect a keen eye for quality typography, graphic arts and now video games.

"With a 'break-the-mould' title like Half-Minute Hero, we are really pleased to have an innovative team of designers on board to help celebrate its brilliance," says Martin Defries, managing director, Rising Star Games. "Half-Minute Hero is the type of game that will have a real hardcore following of gamers, so we wanted to offer something for fans who want to celebrate the game in style."

"We love Half-Minute Hero," says David Woods, designer and partner, Bag of Bees. "It's a game that breaks the rules, has a nod to the retro formats we still enjoy playing and pushes the boundaries of the genre. Our goal was to create a set of designs that differentiated themselves from most promotional apparel by actually being attractive to the eye. The sort of designs you will want to wear again and again, rather than just 30 seconds."

The limited edition Half-Minute Hero T-Shirts are available to buy on the Bag of Bees website www.bagofbees.co.uk from today, costing 18. Half-Minute Hero is available on PlayStation Portable now.

Images of the t-shirts can be downloaded directly here.

For further information, screenshots and press samples (when available), please contact:

Ali Wood (Premier PR)

ali.wood@premierpr.com

Yen Hau (Rising Star Games)

yen.hau@risingstargames.com

France - Namco Bandai Partners

Emilie Berndt

eberndt@namcobandaipartners.com

Germany - Koch Media

Andrea Stepper

A.Stepper@kochmedia.com

Spain - Namco Bandai Partners

Helena Careaga

hcareaga@namcobandaipartners.com

Italy - Cidiverte

Giovanna Cosentino

gcosentino@cidiverte.it

Benelux - CLD Distribution

Philippe Coopmans

philippe@cld.be

Nordic - Bergsala

Johan Lenngerd

johan.lenngerd@bergsala.se

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