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Prepare for ArmA-geddon!

505 Games and Bohemia Interactive sign a distribution deal to bring the massively anticipated tactical first-person shooter ArmA: Armed Assault to PC in first quarter 2007.

London, 10th October 2006 - 505 Games, the flourishing UK-based videogames publisher, is delighted to announce a publishing agreement with the highly regarded European developer Bohemia Interactive, to bring 2007's best tactical shooter ArmA: Armed Assault to Europe(1).

Best known for the genre-breaking smash hit Operation Flashpoint, Bohemia Interactive has crafted an exceptional military shooter in ArmA: Armed Assault. The game offers players incredible realism, dense tactics and intense strategy. You will need to rely on keen eyesight, gut instincts and a sharp strategic mind if you are to survive on the expansive battlefields of ArmA. Every decision you make could mean the difference between death and glory for you and your troops.

ArmA also features extensive multiplayer modes and matches, which offer something for every online FPS gamer, whether they enjoy considered strategising or fast aggressive frag-fests. Anticipation and support for ArmA is already very strong from an eager and vocal community of PC gamers.

"We are really thrilled to enter the PC publishing market with a title with such heritage as Armed Assault," comments Ian Howe, 505 Games' Managing Director. "We now aim to compliment our existing portfolio by offering gamers outstanding European PC titles. The ArmA agreement is just our first step into the PC market."

Marek Spanel, director of Bohemia Interactive, adds: " ArmA is our second major PC release. We're delighted that in 505 Games we found a strong distribution partner for a major part of Europe, as well as certain other countries. We'll be working together to fulfil the big expectations of the healthy community of gamers that arose from our debut PC game Operation Flashpoint(2) and we will again push forward the boundaries of just how deep the ultimate realistic combat simulation on PC can be."

ArmA: Armed Assault, published by 505 Games and developed by Bohemia Interactive, is scheduled for release on PC in first quarter 2007.

About Bohemia Interactive

Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development company with studios in the Czech Republic and Australia, founded in 1999. The Company's debut release, Operation Flashpoint(2) released by Codemasters, has won universal acclaim for its realism in simulating military conflict situations.

Bohemia Interactive was awarded the Best PC Game Developer of the Year 2001 Award in London and the Rookie Studio of the Year Award at GDC 2002 in San Jose. For more info about studio please visit www.bistudio.com.

Bohemia Interactive's Australian studio develops VBS the military training simulation adopted by the U. S. Marine Corps. and various other military organizations for use in their training programs, for more information visit www.virtualbattlefieldsystems.com.

Screenshots, videos and news about the game can be found www.armedassault.com.

About 505 Games

505 Games, the European publisher of full price, mid-range and budget price computer and videogames on all major gaming platforms, is a division of Digital Bros SPA. The Digital Bros Group has been working in the field of videogame distribution since 1989. Today, it is the market leader in the Italy and ranks among the top players in the European market. In 1999, Digital Bros bolstered and diversified its business to include videogame publishing, production of television programs related to videogaming, and online gaming.

(1) Excluding Germany and Eastern European countries.

(2) OPERATION FLASHPOINT IS THE US REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF CODEMASTERS SOFTWARE COMPANY LTD. ARMED ASSAULT IS AN ORIGINAL GAME FROM BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE A.S., WHICH IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AUTHORIZED BY OR RELATED TO THE OPERATION FLASHPOINT TRADEMARK OWNER.

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