SNIPER ELITE V2 PLAYABLE DEMO NOW IN THE CROSSHAIRS

MILTON KEYNES (UK) — 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, is today delighted to announce that the playable gameplay demo for the eagerly awaited third-person shooter, is available to download today from Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation® Network. The PC demo will be available to download later this month.

Sniper Elite V2 is a third person tactical shooter set in the dying days of World War Two and is a next-generation reboot of 2005’s acclaimed original, Sniper Elite. The game weaves an explosive story of an undercover American OSS agent, stalking enemy prey across key historical locations from the Battle of Berlin in a mission to unravel the mysteries and dangers of the German V-2 rocket programme.

The downloadable demo showcases a specially prepared sequence from one of the game’s early missions set against the crumbling streets of the town of Schöneberg. Playing as agent Karl Fairburne, players must stealthily traverse the shattered streets environment on a mission to lay a booby-trap for an unsuspecting armoured enemy convoy. Travelling on board is a sinister expert in rocket engine technology, and critical documents that will lead Fairburne to a secret V2 production facility.

Sniper Elite V2 is developed by UK studio Rebellion and is rated BBFC 15 in the UK and PEGI 16+ in the rest of Europe and Export territories. The game releases in these regions on 4th May and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game, entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC.

In addition, 505 Games and Rebellion are extremely excited to announce that Sniper Elite V2 will be featured at this year’s Gadget Show Live 2012, at NEC Birmingham. The show is open to the public from 11th to 15th April and Sniper Elite V2 will be playable for visitors in the show’s gaming zone every day. For more information about Gadget Show Live 2012, and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.gadgetshowlive.net/ ;

For more information about Sniper Elite V2 follow the game on Twitter http://twitter.com/sniperelitev2 and check out the official game web site at http://www.sniperelitev2.com/. For budding snipers interested in joining the community go to http://www.facebook.com/sniperelitev2.

*The PC version of Sniper Elite V2 is published in the UK by Mastertronic.

About 505 Games

505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels.  The company publishes games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.  Product highlights include Zumba® Fitness, the Cooking Mama World series, Rugby World Cup 2011, Naughty Bear and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

505 Games is headquarted in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in Los Angeles, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia.  For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.

About Rebellion

Rebellion® is one of Europe's leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers. With a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, with hits such as worldwide number one Aliens vs. Predator, Star Wars BattleFront, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite, Rebellion prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship.

The publishing portfolio of Oxford-based Rebellion includes multi award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint Solaris, and Abaddon Books. Rebellion is a privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom.

For more information please visit: www.rebellion.co.uk ;

Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebellion ;

Follow Rebellion on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RebellionGames  

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For further information contact:

Lee Skittrell

505 Games

lskittrell@505games.co.uk

+44 (0)1908 607772 ext. 1013

Gary Burns

Bastion

gary@bastion.co.uk

+44 (0)207 269 7900


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