JUNE 27th 2005
Smoking Gun Entertainment Group PLC (Ofex:SMO), developers and publishers of the 'Final Answer' Interactive DVD football quiz games and 'Club Manager' PC CD ROM football strategy titles, today announced that it has entered into a four year relationship with 2000AD and Rebellion Ltd to exploit mega (City One) license 'Judge Dredd' on the rapidly emerging Interactive DVD platform.
The first game in a unique series of sci-fi titles, entitled 'Citizen Brain', is being readied for launch in 2006.
Rob Henderson, Managing Director, Smoking Gun said:
"With our 'Final Answer' club based footie quiz titles now nearing completion, and with follow up titles based on Rugby, Cricket, Golf and Tennis scheduled for 2006, the time is now right for Smoking Gun to expand its portfolio to include titles based on comic books, movies, TV and music properties."
Jason Kinsley, Chief Executive, Rebellion added:
"With the continued success and popularity of both the 2000AD and Judge Dredd comic books, and the prospect of further 2000AD based movies in the pipeline, the timing is perfect to expand the Judge Dredd universe into new games platforms such as Interactive DVD."
About Smoking Gun:
Smoking Gun was formed by Rob Henderson in 1996, and is a developer and publisher of PC CD ROM football strategy games, and Interactive DVD games and entertainment titles.
The company successfully listed on the Ofex Market in February 2005 (Ofex:SMO)
For further information contact Rob Henderson on 077 4094 8094 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
2000AD is the self-styled "Galaxy's Greatest Comic." Launched in the late seventies and published weekly ever since, it has been the standard bearer of British sci-fi for over 27 years. Many of the world's best writers and artists began their careers with 2000 AD and continue to produce cutting edge work for the title. This has resulted in the titles winning many prestigious awards. Characters include Judge Dredd who first appeared in issue 2 and Rogue Trooper.
UK-based computer games super-developer Rebellion was established in 1991 by brothers Jason and Chris Kingsley.
Rebellion has developed such games as the double BAFTA-nominated Aliens Vs. Predator for 20th Century Fox on the PC, which was launched to worldwide acclaim in 1999 and reached the number one slot in games charts throughout the world. Recent games include World War Zero, Delta Force: Urban Warfare, Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf and Tiger Woods' PGA Tour Golf.
In June 2000 Rebellion purchased 2000 AD and its entire character portfolio. In November 2003, Rebellion launched Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death on PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC CD ROM and GameCube.
2005 releases are Sniper Elite for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC CD ROM, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down for PlayStation 2 and Dead To Rights: Reckoning for PSP. Rebellion is currently producing Rogue Trooper, its second 2000AD character game for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, due for release in 2006.
For further information contact Jason Kingsley on 01865 200601 or at Jason@Rebellion.co.uk