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Rebellion Acquires Awesome Studio

9th March 2007

For immediate release.

Rebellion is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ignition's Banbury development studio, formerly known as Awesome Developments. The studio is well known for its PSP work and in particular the highly acclaimed Archer Maclean's Mercury and sequels.

Rebellion's CEO and Creative Director Jason Kingsley said 'This acquisition takes the Rebellion headcount to 280 full time members of staff. We're fully booked with work until later in the year so these additional highly talented staff will be a valuable addition to the team.'


Editors notes


Winning 'Developer of the Year' and 'Most Improved Developer of the Year' at the TIGA Awards and Develop Industry Excellence Awards respectively, has made 2006 one of the most successful years in Rebellions® history.

The UK-based computer games super-developer was established in 1992 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. Their first major success was Aliens Vs. PredatorTM on PC in 1999, creating game innovations years ahead of their time. As their name suggests, their approach to game production is focused primarily on cross-platform innovation and product quality. Their purchase of the UK sci-fi comic 2000 AD in 2000 and subsequent motion picture productions, has provided valuable in-sight and experience in creating its unique product portfolio.

In 2005, Sniper Elite was released with Namco and MC2, securing critical acclaim, global sales success and winning the

TIGA Award for 'Best PC/Console Game 2005'. Lauded as 'The Gran Turismo of war games' by the gaming press, it has built upon the collection of Rebellion® owned IPs, which includes World War Zero® and the 2000 AD character Rogue Trooper®.

In 2006, Rebellion® productions included Miami Vice: The Game with Vivendi Games on PSP, James Bond: From Russia with Love with EA on PSP and Rogue Trooper® with Eidos on PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC DVD.

In the summer of 2006, Rebellion® purchased the Core Design studios, responsible for the Lara Croft - Tomb Raider series and Strangelite studios in Liverpool. These acquisitions have established the company as one of the biggest and most innovative studios within the European development community.

From July to December 2006, Rebellion® won 'Most Improved Developer' at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, was nominated for two BAFTA awards for Best Character and Best Screenplay for Rogue Trooper® and won the TIGA Awards for 'Best Developer' and 'Best Hand-held and console game' for Miami Vice: The Game.

2007 is Rebellions® 15th anniversary and sees the company moving its operation to new premises in Oxford, UK and is currently working on next-gen and global licensed projects.

Website: www.rebellion.co.uk

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