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Sony Computer Entertainment Asia To Launch Shatter In Asia-Pacific Region


WELLINGTON, New Zealand– May 25, 2010 - Sidhe, New Zealand's largest game production studio, today announced that its award winning brick-breaking game Shatter™ will be published by Sony Computer Entertainment Asia (SCE Asia) across the Asia-Pacific region. The game will be available for download in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, South Korea and Malaysia via PlayStation?Store beginning May 26th. In the weeks following the release of the game, SCE Asia will release the official Shatter Soundtrack and then the Dynamic Theme which recently became available in North America.

“Together with Sony Computer Entertainment first-party publishing Shatter will be able to reach the greatest number of people in the local markets across the Asia-Pacific region," said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe. "Seeing Shatter continue to grow almost a year after our original announcement is very rewarding, and a testament to the global appeal of the game."

Shatter™ on PlayStation?Network

Shatter will remind players of classic brick-breaking games, but with twists that make it modern and unique including:

• Innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, special attacks, and boss battles which combine to provide an experience that is always interactive

• Standard, Boss Rush and Bonus game modes enhanced with leaderboards and trophies

• Vibrant 3D style presented across 10 distinct worlds in 4xAA 60fps HD

• A fully scored soundtrack featuring more than 90 minutes of original music

For more information on Shatter, visit: www.shattergame.com

Shatter™ the Official Soundtrack

The Shatter soundtrack features 14 original tracks and has won multiple awards including Giant Bomb Best Original Soundtrack 2009, and the PSNstore.com Best Soundtrack 2009. It’s also available digitally from BandCamp ( http://sidhe.bandcamp.com) and iTunes ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shatter-official-videogame/id345743185) as well as on a physical CD from CDBaby ( http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/module).

About Sidhe

Founded in 1997, Sidhe is an award-winning developer of console, handheld and PC games. The largest game production studio in New Zealand, Sidhe has a proven track record of creating high-quality, mass-market, licensed and original titles for a worldwide audience. The studio has produced more than 20 high-profile titles including the award winning original titles GripShift? and Shatter?, Speed Racer The Videogame, as well as multiple games based on the NRL Rugby League franchise. For more information on Sidhe, please visit: www.sidhe.co.nz

Copyright? 2010 Prodigy Design Limited. Shatter and Sidhe are trademarks or registered trademarks of Prodigy Design Limited. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

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International Digital Entertainment Agency

Sean Kauppinen



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