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505 Games today announced that the first title to be released under?its new 1C Label will be World War II strategy game, Men of War. Men of War is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Soldiers: Heroes of War and Faces of War and will be released across Europe in summer 2008.

Men of War takes place during the height of World War II. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. Each campaign has its own structured timeline, bringing a different part of the war to life, telling a different story of World War II?spanning across Russia, North Africa,?Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Italy and the Pacific. The main Soviet campaign sees two student comrades, Smirnov and Kuznetzov, join the army and quickly become brothers-in-arms as they rise through the ranks and experience the rigours of war.

Men of War will feature 50 new units to play with, including new designs on tanks, APCs and heavy guns. Dynamic, in-game video enhances the single player missions, while developer Best Way has given the sounds of war new range with over?100 new effects, recorded under real operating conditions. The single player campaign will also feature a fully customisable user interface, so players are able to setup their command layout just as they please.

In addition to the in-depth single player experience, Men of War also unleashes all new multiplayer maps along with new‘capture the flag’ and‘high-value cargo’ modes, all faithfully recreated with stunning graphics and refined AI. A new rating system has also been introduced to ensure a fair fight in online multiplayer battles.

A summary of key additions:

- Three evolving storylines from Soviet, Allied and German sides, comprising 19 missions

- More than 50 new units to play in multiplayer mode

- Realistic models of armament and military equipment recreated in accordance with design drawings and historical documents

- System of ratings and statistics for every participant in multiplayer mode

- New nation in multiplayer mode - Japan

- Revised controls interface– customisable and more convenient to use

- New multiplayer maps and?two new game modes

- Highly detailed WWII environments and characters faithfully recreated with a cutting-edge graphics engine

Men of War is being developed by Best Way and will be published by 505 Games on the 1C Label for PC in summer 2008.

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For more information, please contact:

Mark Allen

UK Marketing and PR Manager

505 Games


+44 (0)1908 607772

About 505 Games

505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes, is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation? 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk

About 1C Company

1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass-market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

For more information, please visit www.1cpublishing.com

About Best Way

Best Way was founded in the Ukraine in 1991. Initially the company specialized in computer hardware, application software and networks. In 1999, the company's game development subdivision was created. Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, published by 1C Company and Codemasters, was Best Way’s debut title. The highly anticipated title won the "Best Game of 2004", "Best Graphics of 2004" and "Best Game Soundtrack of 2004" at the annual Gameland Awards ceremony.

In 2006 Best Way, together with 1C, and Ubisoft released Faces of War - sequel to Soldiers: Heroes of World War II.

Best Way is currently working on Men of War, the third game in the Soldiers - Faces of War series.

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