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Rail Simulator attends Leipzig Games Convention

Tue 05 Sep 2006 2:18pm GMT / 10:18am EDT / 7:18am PDT

Rail Simulator took to the Rails publicly for the first time last week at the annual European Games Convention at Leipzig and announced a working partnership with Deutsche Bahn. The first playable version of the game was exhibited on the EA Games and Microsoft Games for Windows stands which attracted 180k consumers, and was presented in the Business Lounge to worldwide press!

Rail Simulator featured the Deutsche Bahn's BR101 German train and in-game screenshots! The previously announced German route has been developed with the support of Deutsche Bahn, who are the leading railway and logistics operator in Germany, and now Rail Simulator's German official German partner!

Rail Simulator is one of a very exclusive range of Windows Vista launch titles, fully supported by Microsoft! Rail Simulator will make use of many of the new usability and graphics features of Vista further enhancing the user experience.

And of course, Rail Simulator's very first screenshots were captured! Jonathan Newth, MD for Kuju's Rail Simulator, commented "We're delighted to be able to release our first set of Rail Simulator screenshots and with Rail Simulator's first major outing at the Leipzig Games Convention! Most of the shots show the Deutsche Bahn 101 which is the feature engine for our German Hagen - Siegen route - but the route is a demonstration route which we have developed for Leipzig."

Rail Simulator will offer the opportunity for players to take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the UK and Germany. Challenging and fun gameplay will even enable players to design their own ideal journey routes. Rail Simulator will become the gold standard rail simulation title and will fully support the creation of add-on third party content.

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For Further Information contact: Sabrina Gasson: sabrina.gasson@kuju.com 01483 414344

Rail Simulator is to be published and marketed in Europe by Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS). www.ea.com

About Kuju Entertainment

Kuju Entertainment, one of Europe's leading independent game developers on console and PC platforms, operates five studios in the UK and has been creating top-rated games for over sixteen years. Kuju maintains specialist console/PC divisions in the action, strategy/tactical, lifestyle, simulation and flight action genres as well as a separate division for conversion projects.

Kuju Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuju plc. Kuju plc is listed on London's AIM market (LSE AIM: KUJ).

www.kuju.com

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