19th December 2005
For immediate release
Rebellion, the UK Developer, has won the coveted Best PC/Console game of 2005 at the recent TIGA awards for Sniper EliteTM.
Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director said, 'The TIGA award for Best Game means a huge amount to us and the company as a whole. With competition of the calibre as THQ's Juiced and the music quiz Buzz, it makes winning this award even more rewarding.'
Chris Kingsley, Chief Technical Officer said, 'As the production of Sniper EliteTM went on, we began to see something very special evolve. Couple this its innovations in A.I. and bullet physics, we knew it would do well, but not sure how much!'
Kristien Wendt, Head of Communications added, 'Working with Namco Hometek Inc in the US and MC2 in Europe was a joy, especially in developing and communicating our new global IP. All sides had great enthusiasm for the project and our thanks go out to them for helping to make a great game.'
Jason concludes, 'This award is the perfect way to end 2005. It was the Development community in the UK who nominated Sniper EliteTM and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to them for this huge honour. And last and by no means least, our thanks to the team at Rebellion because without their talent and dedication, we wouldn't be here now.'
UK-based computer games super-developer Rebellion was established in 1991 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley. The most recent launch was Sniper EliteTM in September 2005 on PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC DVD. Lauded as 'The Gran Turismo of War games' by the gaming press, it has built upon the collection of Rebellion owned IP's which includes World War ZeroTM on PlayStation®2.
In June 2000 Rebellion purchased the UK sci-fi comic 2000 AD and its entire character portfolio. Rebellion's first 2000 AD title, Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death was launched in 2003 and in 2006, Rogue TrooperTM will be launched on PlayStation®2, Xbox® and PC.
2000 AD and Judge Dredd are registered trademarks. Rogue Trooper, Sniper Elite and World War Zero are TM & ® 2005 Rebellion.
All Rights Reserved.
Born in 2003 from the merger of Microïds and Wanadoo Edition, MC2 develops, publishes and distributes video games. MC2 acts in the whole world, in Europe through edition and distribution structures, in France and in Italy, but also in the North American territory thanks to its development and edition studio based in Montreal. Always looking for news talents, MC2 is now a leader on the adventure games market and knows worldwide success thanks to games like Obscure, Syberia, Amerzone etc. Website: www.mc2france.com
Namco Hometek Inc.
Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man WorldTM, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBATTM. For more information about Namco and its products log onto www.namco.com.
For further press information relating to Rebellion, please contact:
Mr. Kristien Wendt
Head of Communications
Rebellion Development Ltd.
Tel (Main): 01865 200601
Tel (Mobile): 07876 252811
Fax: 01865 792254