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"Stolen" Comic Available In GamePro Magazine

Hip Games' Stealth Action Title Comes to Life in the April Issue of Leading Games Publication


Toronto, CANADA - February 16th, 2005 - Hip GamesTM is pleased to announce that a 20-page comic supplement based on the highly-anticipated stealth action title "Stolen" will be included in the April issue of GamePro Magazine. The comic insert illustrates the daring exploits of Anya Romanov, the professional high-tech female thief and the lead character from the game. With the comic, gamers can take their first taste of the danger and tension in "Stolen" as Anya hacks into camera systems, cracks safes, and steals priceless items.

Illustrated by Peter Lumby and written by Jim Mummery, the "Stolen" comic insert will be available at newsstands on March 1, 2005.

The latest screenshots, artwork, character profiles, trailers, and updated game information about "Stolen" are available on www.stolen-game.com.

The front cover of the comic can be downloaded from http://www.kohnkecomm.com/dl/hipgames/stolen_comic_cover.pdf

About "Stolen"

Developed by Blue 52 and published by Hip GamesTM, "Stolen" is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game, based around Anya Romanov, a professional high-tech female thief. "Stolen" ships in North America on March 22, 2005 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and PC-CD ROM.

Features for "Stolen" include:

  • A unique subject matter: play the role of a Hollywood-style thief with a host of athletic and martial arts abilities.
  • Break into and out of movie-like locations and steal priceless items.
  • Use atmospheric real-time volumetric shadow technology to hide from your enemies.
  • Employ hi-tech gadgets, tools and weapons to reach your objectives.
  • Various security companies and systems to outsmart, each with unique personalities and traits.
  • A stressful atmosphere - with tense and dramatic action set pieces.
  • High tech thief equipment: tracking devices, sonic visor, traversal equipment and more.
  • Various enemies and guards will be doing their best to make you fail. Get ready for some intense action sequences!
  • Vast array of interesting characters set to a mature background story supported by cinematics

About Blue 52

Blue 52 is a games development company, currently developing games for PlayStation 2®, X-Box®, GameCube® and PC. The company is based in Camden Town, North London, UK and employs over 50 highly skilled and dedicated staff. Blue 52's previous game release include "Peter Pan: Legend of Neverland," developed for Disney Interactive. During the past four years, Blue 52 has also undertaken development projects for Sony Computer Entertainment, Take 2 Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games.

About Hip Games TM

Hip Games TM, Hip Interactive's publishing division, leverages the Company's existing distribution infrastructure to move up the video game supply chain. Hip has entered into distribution and publishing arrangements with publishers and developers from around the world. The licenses give Hip the exclusive right to publish and/or distribute PC and video game titles in North America, with Hip Interactive Europe acting as the publishing and distributing arm of Hip Games TM in Europe. As well, with the acquisition of ARUSH Entertainment, Hip has acquired all of ARUSH's rights to "Playboy: The Mansion TM."

Media Contact:

Chris Clarke

Kohnke Communications

(415) 777-4000



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