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Free XBLA download codes being given away across assorted sites - including, perhaps, yours.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – December 12, 2008 – Sidhe Interactive, New Zealand’s largest and most successful game production studio, is celebrating the first anniversary of the release of their popular Xbox LIVE® Arcade (XBLA) game, GripShift®, by giving away a number of free download codes.

Sites where free codes for GripShift on Xbox LIVE Arcade will be given away over the next week include TeamXbox (, GamePro Arcade ( and other sites that will be announced in the official GripShift forums ( throughout the week.

“Our celebration of the release and success of GripShift on Xbox LIVE® Arcade is in full swing,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe Interactive. “A download code giveaway is a perfect opportunity to extend that celebration to gamers and introduce a whole new audience to the title.”

GripShift®, the award winning driving platformer developed and published by Sidhe Interactive, is available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Featuring an extensive single-player experience, two 4 player multiplayer modes, stunning visuals and amazing sound, GripShift is available for 800 Microsoft points under the Games tab on the XBLA Dashboard. For more information on GripShift, please visit:

GripShift on Xbox LIVE® Arcade features:

Fresh Single Player Experience: 120 Challenge Mode levels with multiple objectives test your physical and mental reflexes as you race your way across vast Desert, Ice, Jungle and Horror themed worlds

The Complete Xbox LIVE® Experience: Build up your Gamerscore by collecting an assortment of achievements, or contest the #1 slot on the TrueSkill™ Leaderboards

Two Manic Multiplayer Modes: Compete in four player online mayhem in Race Mode or frag friends and strangers during intense Deathmatch arena battles. Compete across 25 race tracks and 20 Deathmatch arenas to find out who is the true master of speed and destruction

Bring the Pain: Gain the competitive edge and devastate your foes with an assortment of weapons and power-ups. Master the Goo Gun, DeathRay, Flaming Shield, Jump Gun, TNT and other weapons to dominate the field

Upgraded HD 3D Visuals: The world of GripShift comes alive with enhanced 3D HD graphics rendered at 720p 60fps with FSAA, including stunning lighting, real-time shadows and dynamic visual effects

About Sidhe Interactive

Founded in 1997, Sidhe Interactive is an award-winning developer of console, handheld and PC games. The largest game production studio in New Zealand, Sidhe has a proven track record of creating high-quality, mass-market, licensed and original titles for a worldwide audience. The studio has produced more than 20 high-profile titles including GripShift® (Xbox 360, PS3, PSP), Jackass the Game (PSP, PS2), and most recently Speed Racer (Wii, PS2), as well as multiple games based on the NRL Rugby League franchise. For more information on Sidhe Interactive, please visit:



Sean Kauppinen

International Digital Entertainment Agency


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