Pinnacle team returns with P2

The demise of Pinnacle Software hasn’t slowed some of its former senior management – two of its staff have already formed a new publishing outfit.

P2 Games is formed by Peter Sleeman and Gerry Whiteside and will focus on DS, Wii, PC and digital download games.

Previously the two had spearheaded Pinnacle’s push into publishing games prior to the collapse of its parent firm.

The new publisher’s first signings are top kids brands Tracy Beaker and Peppa Pig, with Wii, DS and PC titles due within months.

Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker The Game will be available on DS and PC from August 28th. Meanwhile Peppa Pig The Game will be released for Nintendo Wii on September 11th.

The firm is already keenly courting other licensees for boxed product and also independent developers for original IP to release digitally.

Sleeman explained: We look forward to re-kindling our strong developer relationships and we are actively looking for new innovative gaming content and brands that will help us to achieve our goal of chart success in 2009 and beyond.”

Whiteside added: We’re delighted to be back working together and truly believe that the wealth of our experience can add real value to the video game industry.”

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