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Fan art contest winners selected; big fat cheques on their way.

LONDON, UK November 10th, 2008 - SouthPeak Games, in coordination with developers Gaijin Entertainment and TopWare Interactive, announced today that three winners have been selected in the X-Blades fanart contest. Konrad Beiskammer has been awarded first place, Toshinori Kihara second place and Jasmine Kong third place. Each winner will receive $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. Entries were submitted from fans all over the world and featured all types of styles and poses for the beautiful Ayumi.

The contest called for fans to design artistic costumes for Ayumi, the heroine of the anime-styled action game. The contest judges received stacks of brilliant artistic interpretations from North America, Japan and all across Europe. In addition to the top three winners, there were numerous other prizes as well. Money and other great gifts were awarded to the runners-up, and most of the entries will be printed in a high-quality X-Blades artbook which will be included in the Collectors Edition of the game. The artwork can be seen in the fan area of the official website,

X-Blades is a fast-paced action adventure game, featuring a blend of cinematic style and beautiful anime-inspired characters, combat and environments. Players assume the role of Ayumi, a charismatic and fearless treasure hunter who users her pistol blades and magic spells to defeat her enemies. X-Blades will be available later this winter.

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About SouthPeak Games

SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and London, England.

About TopWare Interactive

TopWare Interactive is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company publishes interactive consumer software products in North America and is establishing a vast portfolio from budget to console.

About Gaijin Entertainment

Gaijin Entertainment is Russia's leading independent game developer since 2001 and its staff includes over 60 dedicated professionals. Gaijin Entertainment spends tremendous resources on the research of new and promising technologies that pertain to the current fast-changing conditions of the IT-market. At the moment the strategic direction of the company is the creation of next-gen games for all game consoles and PC.


Ruth Fraser

Chaloner Associates

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