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Checklist: Passport, ticket, sun cream and a PSP.

Your in-flight entertainment is the new multiplayer video available now at www.codemasters.com/bliss

Just as you thought the winter had arrived, Codemasters today launches Bliss Island for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) to drive the rain away. Providing a ray of tropical gaming sunshine, discover the game's multiplayer action in the new video, now available from www.codemasters.com/bliss

Guaranteed to brighten up the gloomiest day, Bliss Island has players controlling Hoshi the Zwooph and his friends as they juggle, wiggle and wind through 50 tropical mini-games of skill and dexterity. Using a unique control system, that makes use of just the analogue stick and an action button, players juggle, race, attack, defend and direct Hoshi and other critters through the challenges.

Bliss Island also welcomes friends; two players can compete against one another in four distinctive multiplayer games over wireless that are exclusive to the PSP edition. Race mates through devious obstacle courses in Bee Racer or dribble past friends, boulders and other colourful creatures in Fluffy Football. Bash bricks to smithereens in Brick Invaders and compete against others to find the hidden fruit in Forest Frenzy

So get your swimsuit and slap on the sunscreen because gaming paradise is here as Bliss Island launches today, Friday 8th December, for the PSP (RRP £29.99). Top up your tan with new multiplayer video and more online at www.codemasters.com/bliss.

ABOUT BLISS ISLAND

Bliss Island is funky, frantic and fiendishly compulsive game of skill featuring a menagerie of competitive creatures that are as bizarre as they are cute and fluffy. Using just the analogue stick and an action button, players will juggle, race, attack, defend and direct the critters through a series of mini-games that share this uniquely intuitive control system.

The game stars Hoshi the Zwooph, a small blue ball of fluff, who's blessed with the ability to project precision puffs of air from his trunk. In Bliss Island's 80 mini games, players join Hoshi and his friends in using their brilliant blowing ability to compete in island games, including bashing singing cave slugs, feeding ravenous Jigoka monsters and destroying waves of evil advancing bricks (it's a weird place).

The PSP system edition of Bliss Island is the evolution of the casual PC game created by Pompom Software (Space Tripper, Mutant Storm). On the PSP system, Bliss Island is a much faster and skilful game than its PC counterpart and adds wireless multiplayer gaming into the mix.

Bliss Island first appeared on Funsta.com as a browser game. Why not try the PC game, which is now available as a free-to-play downloadable title ( www.funsta.com)? Also available on over 100 casual gaming portals via Real Arcade, Oberon Media, BigFish Games, IWin, TryMedia and other leading casual game distributors.

UK PR CONTACT

Dean Scott

01926 816088

dean.scott@codemasters.com

PRESS RESOURCE WEB SITE

Download game artwork, screens and essential Codemasters' press materials direct to your desktop from: http://www.codemasters.com/mediabank

ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com

ABOUT POMPOM SOFTWARE

Over the past 4 years, award-winning Pompom Software has received considerable acclaim for not only establishing the "Modern Retro" as a viable genre together but also its focus on producing games which are simply great fun to play, first with Space Tripper and most recently with Mutant Storm. Bliss Island is its most ambitious title to date, which brings those skills to a mass market. Prior to founding Pompom, directors Miles Visman and Michael Michael have gained over 25 years experience in producing quality entertainment software. http://www.pompomgames.com

CODEMASTERS WEB SITE

Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at:

http://www.codemasters.com

ASK ABOUT GAMES

Codemasters supports askaboutgames.com www.askaboutgames.com - a new UK initiative designed to help parents understand the age ratings system for computer and video games so that they can make more informed choices when choosing games for their children.

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