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I-play launches SNK arcade classics and blows away mobile gamers everywhere!

London, UK & San Mateo, CA - 12th December, 2005 - I-play, the mobile games company, together with SNK Playmore Corporation today announced the global launch of Metal SlugTM Mobile Impact and King of Fighters TM M2, mobile games based on two of SNK's hugely popular arcade classics.

In Metal SlugTM Mobile Impact, the sequel sees our hero Marco deep inside enemy territory, where he must find the Control Room and stop the enemy before they use the feared Super Rocket and destroy the world. Metal Slug Mobile Impact has already met with some rave reviews:

- "The graphics are much more than just good, a special effects firework is fired up."

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- "Graphics are another pearl from I-play... a myriad of sound effects and locations from the jungle to hi-tech scenery"


The King of FightersTM M2, sequel to the original The King of Fighters mobile title, offers all the thrills and frenzied speed of the arcade game. Featuring three exciting modes: - Story, Survival and Battle, the title brings a vast palette of martial art fun to mobile. Sub-games seamlessly combine with extreme martial arts action in a series of innovative special moves, allowing each character to perform a number of key actions in attack, defense and 'desperation mode'.

Shinya Morishita, Overseas marketing manager, SNK, commented: "I-play has built a successful mobile franchise of our well-loved arcade classics. The feedback we have received from SNK fans is that they love and look forward to being able to playing these titles on mobile. I-play's creative and development teams really captured the essence and fluid gameplay of both games."

Paul Maglione, Senior Vice President of Publishing and Marketing, I-play commented: "Fighting and combat games are ideal for pick-up and play mobile fun, and work well across a wide demographic. SNK Playmore has some of the world's best video game franchises and we're very excited to be extending our relationship with them. The original two titles have played an important role in building I-play's market share in the European and North American markets. Metal SlugTM Mobile based on three of the legendary Metal SlugTM arcade games will give way to the new title Metal SlugTM Mobile Impact."


Annabel Brog

PR Manager, I-play

Tel: 44 2079011770

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