Street Fighter II’ Champion Edition : the come-back

Paris, France - 2009, July 10th - Metaboli, the European leader in the digital distribution of PC games, its subsidiary in North America, GameTap LLC and Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, announce the launch of a new way of promotion for digital distribution of PC Games.

To support the release of the PC version of Street Fighter® IV on the 7th of July, Metaboli has set up an innovative campaign around a free Flash version of the original Street Fighter® II' Champion Edition which will be playable directly in web-browsers.

For the first time, players can discover again the most popular fighting game from the 90's directly in their web-browsers, and are invited to get Street Fighter IV for PC available via download-to-own.

Originally released for coin-op in 1992, Street Fighter II' Champion Edition includes 12 characters: Ryu, Ken, Honda, Chun-li, Blanka, Guile, Zangief, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M.Bison. After every third match players can participate in a "bonus game" including car-breaking, barrel breaking and drum-breaking for additional points. Players could finish the game by defeating all 12 challengers within the single player mode.

To support the release of the PC version of Street Fighter® IV on the 7th of July, Metaboli has set up an innovative campaign around a free Flash version of the original Street Fighter® II' Champion Edition which will be playable directly in web-browsers.

For the first time, players can discover again the most popular fighting game from the 90's directly in their web-browsers, and are invited to get Street Fighter IV for PC available via download-to-own.

Originally released for coin-op in 1992, Street Fighter II' Champion Edition includes 12 characters: Ryu, Ken, Honda, Chun-li, Blanka, Guile, Zangief, Dhalsim, Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M.Bison. After every third match players can participate in a "bonus game" including car-breaking, barrel breaking and drum-breaking for additional points. Players could finish the game by defeating all 12 challengers within the single player mode.

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Street Fighter II' Champion Edition will be available on most Flash portals and players will have the opportunity to embed the game on their blog/website and to share it with friends.

This Flash version has been converted by DotEmu, the leading technology provider for emulation and fast porting solutions.

After having played the Flash version, gamers are invited to discover the new Street Fighter IV PC version or to discover the GameTap Classic Pack which grants access to over 500 classic hits for only $4.95 per month.

Street Fighter IV can be digitally purchased here: http://streetfighter.gamesplanet.com/street-fighter-4-game-gametap.html

The Flash version of Street Fighter II' Champion Edition can be played for free here: http://www.kongregate.com

GameTap Classic Pack is available here: http://www.gametap.com

About Metaboli and GameTap

GameTap and Metaboli merged forces in September of 2008 to form a new global network dedicated to the digital distribution of games. We are now a partnered company that spans the Atlantic and can provide the best of both companies to all of its members. We are a company of gamers dedicated to the community of gamers to provide the best value in gaming. Additionally, Metaboli has established distribution partnerships with many of the world's leading Internet portals, including Virgin Media, Game, Orange, Free, Neuf Telecom, AOL, Club-Internet, Fnac, Telecom Italia, Wind, Web.de, Gamesradar, Eurogamer, pcgames.de and computec.de. The Metaboli European subscription service, www.metaboli.fr (France), www.metaboli.co.uk www.metaboli.co.uk (United Kingdom), www.metaboli.de (Germany), www.metaboli.it (Italy)

The Metaboli European download-to-own service is also available from multiple countries at www.GamesPlanet.com

About Capcom

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil MayCry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.

About DotEmu

DotEmu is a leading technology provider ?for ?emulation and fast porting solutions giving new life to old video games on today's devices: Internet (Java/Flash), iPhone/Smartphones and PC. DotEmu runs community websites such as EasyRetro.com with over 4 000 000 games played a month on its network. DotEmu manages over 50 titles and provides services and technologies to customers in Europe, USA and Japan. More information on www.dotemu.com.

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PR&Community Manager

press@metaboli.com

+33 (1)44 90 81 01


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