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Legion Arena ready for Gold!

Black Bean ready to launch the title

Varese 28th September 2005. Black Bean announces today that Legion Arena is ready for gold master. Legion Arena, a hot title for Autumn 2005, will be released on October, 21st throughout all European countries and will be also soon launched by Strategy First on the US market.

Developed by Slitherine Software, will be the answer to the prayers of all the fans of the strategy genre and of ancient Roman Empire.

Marco Minoli, head of marketing at Black Bean Games, underlines the high expectations about the product: "Legion Arena is a pure mix of brain challenging strategy and entertainment. We have tried with Slitherine to create an accurate historical setting for a very enjoyable game. We believe in this title and in the possibility to make it the success of this season as showed by the great number of positive feedback on the dedicated website www.legionarena.com, where you can also pre-order the game."

For further information

Tania Rossi

Black Bean Pr Manager

tel: +39 (0)332 874 451

@: t.rossi@blackbeangames.com

About Lago/Black Bean. Black Bean is the games label of Lago Srl, which is part of the Leader Group. Leader SpA has been the leading independent distributor in Italy since it started business in 1984. Leader is based in Gazzada (Varese) which is situated 30 miles north of Milan in northern Italy. Black Bean philosophy is to focus on a wide range of games genre leveraging on the niche targets that remain uncovered into the market. By adding original content to the products and by fully localising the titles Black Bean's vision is to remain close to player's needs. Black Bean has distribution partners all across Europe and PAL territories including Australia and South Africa. www.blackbeangames.com

About Slitherline. Created on the 4th of July 2000, Slitherine Software UK Ltd. is a privately funded limited company. Slitherine Software is an independent UK developer. We are a small and talented team who have been in the games industry since the early 1990's working on games such as T-Tex, Desert Strike, Red Alert, Dune, Dune Emperor, Deus Ex and Urban Chaos on platforms from the Amiga, Lynx, SNES, PSX, GBC, Dreamcast to PC.

Slitherine Software have recently launched the Slitherine Strategies brand. Through this brand we are dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategy games to the mass market. Slitherine Software are uniquely placed to deliver due to our experience within the industry and also the wider gaming community. Two of our founding members are also world champions in table top wargaming, giving us an incomparable insight into the workings of strategy games. This combined with our experience of working on high profile entertainment software mean we are well placed to meet our promises. Legion, Slitherine's first game, has sold over 150,000 copies world wide and is still selling thousands every month

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