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DreamCatcher Extends Painkiller: Hell Wars Development Time

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Toronto, June 1, 2006 - DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., a global publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced that it is extending the development time for Painkiller: Hell Wars, its award-winning first-person shooter soon to be available for Xbox, in order to ensure that the game meets the high standards of its predecessor. The additional time will be used to fine tune the gameplay so it delivers a fun, high-quality, action-packed gaming experience.

"We want to ensure that all of the best features from the PC version are fully integrated into Painkiller: Hell Wars and that the Painkiller experience on Xbox exceeds our customer's high expectations for this successful brand," said Byron Gaum, Global Product Marketing Manager at DreamCatcher Games. "Too often, titles are rushed to market that fall short. DreamCatcher is committed to making Painkiller: Hell Wars a must-have title for the Xbox, and quite possibly the last great shooter on the Xbox platform."

"With millions of gamers still playing on first generation Xboxes, and the market ripe for a new top-notch shooter, we want to deliver the very best game possible and surpass the legacy of the original, award-winning PC version of Painkiller," said Marshall Zwicker, Vice President of Marketing at DreamCatcher Games. "We know when Painkiller: Hell Wars is released later this year it will live up to the hype, and offer an absolutely unforgettable gaming experience."

About Painkiller: Hell Wars

Stranded in a place between Heaven and Hell, gamers take on the role of Daniel Garner in Painkiller: Hell Wars. To escape purgatory and receive purification, you must fight hordes of hellish monsters to help stop an impending Unholy War between the forces of good and evil.

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About DreamCatcher Games

DreamCatcher Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software. Established in 1996, the company markets its products under two popular labels: DreamCatcher Games, featuring the critically acclaimed, best-selling game Painkiller; and The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure game sales worldwide including award winning titles such as Syberia and Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None.

DreamCatcher products include titles for the PC as well as leading hardware platforms - the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation® Portable (PSP) system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube® and Game Boy® Advance.

DreamCatcher's head office is located in Toronto, Canada. The company also services European, Middle Eastern and Australasian territories through its international office based in Paris, France.

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