LONDON, UK-OCTOBER 25, 2007-Hands-On Mobile, the world's leading developer of connected games and applications, has signed a deal with Breakpoint Games Sp z.o.o to distribute The Witcher: Crimson Trail, the mobile version of the eagerly anticipated fantasy role-playing PC game The Witcher from Polish developer CD Projekt and publisher Atari. Under the terms of the deal, Hands-On Mobile will distribute the game throughout Western Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
The Witcher: Crimson Trail is a fantasy role-playing game that throws players into a unique world rife with political intrigue, in which the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players take on the role of Geralt, a legendary monster slayer and master swordfighter with supernatural abilities and reflexes. With a wide range of spells and weapons at his disposal, Geralt must fight his way through hordes of creatures over 12 levels in order to prove himself worthy as a bearer of the title 'Witcher'.
The Witcher is based on the book series of the same name by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. First published in 1986, The Witcher has sold 3 million copies worldwide and has established a huge, loyal fan base. The PC version of the game is the biggest production in the history of the Polish game industry and is due to launch in October this year.
"The Witcher is a highly anticipated PC game launch and we are very excited to be delivering the mobile version to a global audience," said Eric Hobson, President and General Manager EMEA, Hands-On Mobile. "The Witcher has an amazing history and a pedigree in the RPG genre which will mean that we will be delivering a premium product to an enthusiastic fan base."
Ludwik Zoltowski, Director of Business Development at Breakpoint said: "Just like the forthcoming PC version, the mobile game has been created for the passionate and dedicated fans of the books that the games are based upon. This has led to us to create a game that brings the look and feel of The Witcher onto mobile phones, for both dedicated fans and new players alike."
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About Hands-On Mobile
Hands-On Mobile, Inc. is a leading global publisher of mobile entertainment products. Established in 2001, with operations on four continents, Hands-On Mobile develops and distributes mobile content to more than 200 of the world's leading operators in 60 countries. Hands-On Mobile provides operators and their customers with the world's best entertainment brands and content. The company's diverse catalogue includes games, applications and personalisation suites from top brands such as Activision, Billboard, CBS, LEGO, NBA, Marvel, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, and World Poker Tour. The Hands-On Mobile Developer Network (HDN) brings mobile development to the masses enabling developers to create and distribute mobile applications through Hands-On Mobile's core platform and ecosystem. Hands-On Mobile is a U.S. corporation with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in San Diego, California; London and Manchester, England; Krakow, Poland; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Seoul, Korea. For more information about Hands-On Mobile please visit www.HandsOn.com.
Breakpoint ( www.breakpointgames.com) is a rapidly growing Central European developer and publisher of mobile games. Its talented team develops applications distributed in more than 50 countries on more than 350 handset types. Titles span most major game genres and include such bestsellers as Speedway3D, Foofa Fortune, Solitaire and Dr. Tetsuo's Sudoku. The upcoming releases include Pudzian: The Strongman, Footbag Freestyle or a unique Sudoku Multiplayer. Breakpoint is part of MNI Group (WAR:MNI).
About Infogrames Entertainment and Atari:
Infogrames Entertainment (IESA), the parent company of the Atari Group, is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (ISIN code: FR-0000052573) and has two principal subsidiaries: Atari Europe, a privately-held company, and Atari, Inc., a United States corporation listed on NASDAQ (ATAR).
The Atari Group is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for all market segments and in all existing game formats (Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony) and on CD-ROM for PC. Its games are sold in more than 60 countries.
The Atari Group's extensive catalogue of popular games is based on original franchises (Alone in the Dark, V-Rally, Test Drive, etc.) and international licenses (Dragon Ball Z, Dungeons & Dragons, etc.).
For more information: http://www.atari.com
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About CD Projekt:
Founded in 1994, CD Projekt is one of Eastern Europe's largest game distributors, with offices in Warsaw and Prague. The company specializes in localization and publishing role-playing games, having brought such hits as Baldur's Gate, Diablo, Neverwinter Nights and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind to the Polish market. In September 2003, the company's development branch, CD Projekt RED, announced its first internally developed game, The Witcher®. More information about CD Projekt can be found online at www.cdprojekt.com.
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