Virtuos enters Japan, signing partnership with Kyos

Shanghai and Tokyo, December 9, 2009– Virtuos, a leading provider of digital entertainment offshore production services, announced today that it has formed a partnership with well-known Japanese video game market consultancy Kyos to act as Virtuos’ agent in Japan.

Kyos will serve as Virtuos’ representative in Japan and will help make clients in Japan aware of the possibilities of utilizing Virtuos’ production capabilities. Ms. Naoko Kino, President of Kyos, is a veteran of the game industry and has extensive experience with Japanese developers and publishers.

“Japanese video game companies face a number of challenges in today's market. The most pressing of these issues include optimizing production efficiency, controlling development costs, and making games that offer a higher level of international appeal,” said Ms. Kino.“Virtuos’ team of international game developers is uniquely positioned to deliver outstanding production solutions that will help Japan’s game makers address these challenges.”

Virtuos already has experience working on AAA games for clients in Japan. Asian clients including companies in China, Korea and Japan represented more than 25% of Virtuos’ 2009 revenues.

'We are very pleased to be able to call on the industry expertise of Ms. Kino in Japan,” said Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux.“Kyos joins Virtuos at a critical time in our global expansion, and we look forward to working closely with them to bring our production capabilities to Japanese games."

Virtuos has development centers in Shanghai and Chengdu as well as offices in Paris and Vancouver. The partnership with Kyos in Japan marks the establishment of Virtuos’ first representative office in the country.

Virtuos’ Japan Representative Office:

Kyos Co Ltd

4F Koyama Bldg., 2-15-8 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku,

Tokyo 113-0033 Japan

Tel: +81-3-5942-7730

Fax: +81-3-5942-7731

info@kyos.co.jp

About Virtuos

Headquartered in Shanghai, Virtuos is one of the largest and most international providers of digital entertainment offshore production services, specializing in 3D Art and Co-development. Virtuos’ international management team includes game development experts from more than 10 nationalities. Since its creation in late 2004, Virtuos has served 15 of the top 20 game publishers worldwide as well as renowned developers. For more information about Virtuos' production services, contact www.virtuosgames.com.

About Kyos

Located in Tokyo, Japan, Kyos Co., Ltd. specializes in consulting and business development in the entertainment industry, with a focus on the video game industry in particular. Established in April 2007, Kyos has an extensive track record of connecting publishers and developers from across the world. For more information, please visit our website http://kyos.co.jp/English

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