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Endorsed by Mike Tyson, the 'Iron Man' of boxing
London, 26 October 2005 - Player One Limited, leading global publisher of games and content for mobile phones is delighted to announce the launch of their latest game - Mike Tyson Boxing. Fully endorsed by the Iron Man of boxing, Mike Tyson Boxing will give fans the chance to fight as the great man himself.
Mike Tyson Boxing will offer boxing fans the opportunity to step into the ring to fight would be challengers for the chance to become world champion. From the training gym to the ring players will jab, punch and upper cut their way through the rankings in a bid to become the owner of the World Championship belt!
Pete Russell, MD for Player One, commented: "Mike Tyson is a sporting icon and we are delighted to be working with such a world class licence. This is the most innovative boxing game ever created for mobile and will delight boxing fans worldwide."
"Mike Tyson Boxing" is just one of a range of high quality licensed titles set for release this year. Future releases include "Darren Clarke Golf", "Ronnie O'Sullivan Snooker", Jenson Button "Young Bond - Silverfin" and "World Pool Championship (3D)", featuring world class players including Earl 'The Pearl' Strickland.
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About Player One Limited
Player One Ltd is a leading global mobile content provider and games publisher, leveraging World renowned sports and entertainment IP. Formed in 1999, the company has grown its stable of properties across a range of applications and platforms including Java and BREW and holds a rapidly expanding library of high quality sports and entertainment brand licenses content featuring some of the strongest brands in sport.
Recent successes include the acclaimed mobile phone games, "Steve Davis Snooker", "Pokermillion", "Michael Vaughan's International Cricket", "Manchester United's 6-a-side Soccer" and "The Grand National". Player One's titles are produced by some of the most respected developers from the console and wireless gaming industry including Bafta Award winners Distinctive Development and Morpheme.
Pete Russell, Managing Director, Player One Ltd, +44(0)20 7 591 7728, firstname.lastname@example.org
Player One - Licence Partners
IFPL, Manchester United, International Cricket Council, Pokermillion, Frankie Dettori, Michael Vaughan, Freddie Flintoff, Pat Cash, Steve Davis, British & Irish Lions, Jenson Button, Mike Tyson, Davis Cup, Young Bond, Darren Clarke, Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains European operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. The company has its US headquarters in New York. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com.
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