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1C Company releases

Cryostasis, NecroVisioN and Men of War arrive on February 20th.

Milton Keynes, 14th January 2009 – 505 Games has today announced that it is releasing icy survival horror Cryostasis , fast-paced monster FPS NecroVisioN and World War II strategy title Men of War under the 1C Company label on 20th February 2009 exclusively on PC.


Taking place in the Arctic Circle in 1981, players take on the role of Alexander Nesterov, a Russian meteorologist sent to investigate the final hours of the North Wind, an old nuclear ice-breaker shipwrecked in an icy grave.

The freezing cold has turned the inhabitants of the ship into freakish frozen monsters that will hunt down anything warm and destroy it. Thankfully, Alex possesses a unique ‘Mental Echo’ ability, which allows him to relive the final memories of the dead and change their actions in the past.

But, can Alex discover what happened on the North Wind or will he also become the latest victim of the terrible cold?


NecroVisioN is a first-person horror shooter, which sees players taking on the role of American soldier Simon Bukner, who must fight his way through the bleak trenches of World War One and into the very jaws of Hell.

Dead soldiers are coming back to life with a lust for human flesh, a mad German scientist has created a giant robotic scorpion and an ancient war between vampires and demons is threatening to wipe out humanity.

Armed with his powerful Shadow Hand and demonic weapons, Bukner must battle to save himself... and the world.


See World War Two from three different sides - Russian, Allied and German – as you command entire armies and plot your battle strategies across epic maps based on real-life locations.

Men of War takes place across the globe during the height of World War II and features three different campaigns, each with their own unique units, vehicles and missions. From the Russian missions starring two student comrades fresh to the horrors of war, players are soon catapulted into massive battles with dozens of units under their command.

In addition to the in-depth single player experience, Men of War also unleashes a range of multiplayer maps based on the main missions along with action-packed ‘capture the flag’ and ‘high-value cargo’ modes.

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For more information please contact:

Mark Allen

European Consumer Communications Manager

505 Games Ltd.


+44 (0)1908 607772

About 505 Games

505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk

About 1C Company

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass-market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

For more information, please visit www.1cpublishing.com

About Best Way

Best Way was founded in 1991, in the Ukraine. Initially the company specialized in computer hardware, application software and networks. In 1999, the company's game development subdivision was created. Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, published by 1C Company and Codemasters, has become Best Way’s debut title. The highly anticipated title won the "Best Game of 2004", "Best Graphics of 2004" and "Best Game Soundtrack of 2004" at the annual Gameland Awards ceremony.

In 2006 Best Way together with 1C and Ubisoft has released Faces of War - sequel to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II.

Currently Best Way is working on Men of War, third game in the Soldiers – Faces of War series.

About Digitalmindsoft

Digitalmindsoft was founded in July 2006, in Germany. The company is co-developer of Best Way and started co-operation with its founding, currently they are working together with Best Way on Men of War as their debut title. DMS also delivers community support for Soldiers: Heroes of World War II and Faces of War.

DMS is also responsible for the Western part of the management of larger community events such as the newly announced Multiplayer Beta test.

For more information, please visit www.digitalmindsoft.eu

About The Farm 51

The Farm 51 was founded by industry veterans and maniac gamers working previously, among others, on Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and Painkiller franchise. More experienced and extraordinary talents joined the company soon. The team is currently working on the project "NecroVisioN" - FPS that starts in the raging battlefields of World War I and leads the player to a much darker and brutal underground world of vampires and demons.


About Action Forms

Founded in 1995, Action Forms is a proven game development company which creates innovative, high quality and well recognized computer games using its proprietary leading technology awarded “Best Technology” at Russian Game Developers Conference in 2006. Over last 11 years, Action Forms has developed a number of games for commercial distribution, including the 3D action games entitled Chasm - the Rift, trilogy of 3D hunting games entitled Carnivores, Treasure Island and recently released first person shooter Vivisector: Beast Within which had been awarded “Best sound” at Russian Game Developers Conference in 2004 and “Best FPS of 2005” at Gameland Award.

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