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The Chronicles of Spellborn

Second publisher for Spellborn announced!

MINDSCAPE SPELLS OUT MMORPG

Mindscape Announces release of The Chronicles of Spellborn

21st September 2006

Mindscape today announced the PC release of The Chronicles of Spellborn, the upcoming MMORPG currently being developed by Spellborn NV using the renowned Unreal® Engine. Mindscape will distribute the game in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Benelux.

Rooted in a dark fantasy setting, The Chronicles of Spellborn is a game bringing thousands of players together in a world portrayed through a striking mix of realism and cartoon-style graphics. The game is filled with Innovative features like a skill-based combat system with manual targeting, player statistics being separate from armour and players having a real influence on the world with their adventures and achievements.

Featuring an original musical score composed by Jesper Kyd, also known for his work on titles such as the Hitman series, The Chronicles of Spellborn skilfully mixes out of this world sounds to create an ambience fitting for such a post apocalyptic world.

The Chronicles of Spellborn's music goes even further with the recent revelation that European rock sensation Within Temptation, will be providing exclusive songs to be featured in-game. The new songs from Within Temptation were inspired by the fantastic and dark atmosphere of the Spellborn world. The Chronicles of Spellborn is being developed by Spellborn NV and will be published by Mindscape for PC. The release date for these countries will be determined soon.

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About Mindscape:

Mindscape publishes and distributes educational, lifestyle, games and value software around the world. Mindscape is one of the longest established software publishers in the market with well-known international brands and first class licenses such as Reader Rabbit, Scooby-Doo, Zoombinis, The ClueFinders, Paddington, Dream Street, Mavis Beacon, Real Homes Magazine, Cosmopolitan, the Print Shop and Family Tree Maker. Mindscape, led by Jean-Pierre Nordman, operates from a number of offices throughout the world such as France, England, Germany, Holland and Australia.

The Group, which currently employs about 200 people, boasts a turnover of approximately 40 million euro and its impressive catalogue presents more than 700 products available in several languages. More information about Mindscape can be found at www.mindscape.co.uk.

About Spellborn NV:

Since the founding of the company in 2004, Spellborn NV has focused on the single goal of developing an innovative Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). Spellborn NV's development studios are based in The Hague, The Netherlands. The multinational development team is made up of experienced professionals from the game development industry as well as specialists in the many other disciplines required to release a game of this scope. The team is bound by a collective desire to break conventions on the way to developing a revolutionary title. More information can be found on www.tcos.com.

About Within Temptation:

Founded in 1996 by guitarist Robert Westerholt and vocalist Sharon den Adel, Within Temptation provides a compelling mix of symphonic rock, haunting Celtic melodies and powerful vocals. The band has released four albums in the past nine years and has toured worldwide. The band has won the prestigious Conamus Music Export Prize (awarded to the best-selling Dutch band outside of the Netherlands) for the last three years in a row, has been awarded the Dutch "Pop Prize" (given to the Dutch group which has contributed the most to popular music), an "Edison" award (the Dutch equivalent of an American "Grammy"), and a "World Music Award", among others. They have chart-topping gold and platinum albums as well as top ten hits in several European countries. To date, Within Temptation has sold over one million copies of their albums and DVDs worldwide. www.within-temptation.com

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