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9/16/2005

 
GripShift(TM) Speeds Into Stores

- Published by Sony Online Entertainment's Platform Publishing Label, GripShift's Stunt Driving is a First for the PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable) System -

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment's Platform Publishing(TM), a cross-platform publishing, distribution and marketing label, invites you to get behind the wheel of exciting stunt driving as GripShift(TM) arrives now in stores. Available for the PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable) system, GripShift is the first to combine high-flying stunt-driving and puzzle solving all to the beat of hip hop sounds from down under.

"GripShift is one of the most innovative videogames for the PSP(TM) system available this holiday season," said Chris Sturr, senior brand manager, Sony Online Entertainment. "Combining various elements of platform, puzzle, and driving action in a unique gaming experience, GripShift offers gamers pedal-to-the-metal driving action, unique puzzle-solving challenges, wireless multiplayer features, and off-the-wall bonus games geared for hours of fun."

Developed by Sidhe Interactive and co-published by Red Mile Entertainment, players in GripShift will race as one of six unique characters in suped-up vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends.

"Red Mile Entertainment is thrilled to release its first PSP(TM) system title with Sony Online Entertainment," said Chester Aldridge, chief executive officer, Red Mile Entertainment. "GripShift is a unique combination of game genres that creates a one-of-a-kind handheld experience. It's a terrific title that will appeal to a wide range of gamers."

Featuring enhanced aerial physics with an intuitive control system, players will perform awesome aerial jumps for massive hang time in puzzle-like driving challenges with multiple routes, short-cuts, loops, jumps and power ups. Compete in single-player race mode against the CPU, or enjoy the action with your friends in head-to-head wireless multiplayer mode. Create and design custom levels to share with your friends, or play one of the eight bonus games for outrageous fun. It's an original break-thru combination of stunt driving, platform action and puzzle solving, designed exclusively for the PSP system.

GripShift is rated E for Everyone (with Comic Mischief) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, and has a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information, please visit www.platformpublishing.com or www.grip-shift.com.

Game Features

* Original Combination of Genres: Stunt Driving, Platform-Action and
Puzzle Solving genres combined offer the ultimate on-the-go driving
experience.

* Vibrant 3D Environments: Stunt through more than 100 diverse levels in
4 themed worlds (Desert, Jungle, Ice and Horror) that come alive with
brilliant 3D graphics, stunning lighting and dynamic visual effects.

* Puzzle-like Challenges: Multiple routes, short-cuts, loops, jumps,
ramps, power-ups and dangers to avoid will challenge the most skilled
drivers.

* Exciting Race Mode: Additional racing circuits provide action for
players to race against the CPU or other drivers.

* 8 Bonus Games: Penguin Bowling, Bomb Pool, Soccer Crazy, Snaker, Ice
Hockey and more offer new challenges for you to conquer solo or with
up to 3 of your friends.

* Wireless Multiplayer Gameplay: Single player or multiplayer action for
up to 4 players through the PSP(TM) system's wireless feature.

* Customizable Levels: Create custom levels with the in-game Track
Editor and share them wirelessly with friends.

* Six Playable Characters: Play as one of 6 playable characters and
customize your vehicles for a unique look.

* Intuitive control system: Optimized gameplay and aerial physics allow
for awesome jumps with massive hang-time.

About Red Mile Entertainment

Red Mile Entertainment, Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company is headquartered in Sausalito, California. More information about Red Mile and its products may be found at www.redmileentertainment.com.

About Sidhe Interactive

Sidhe Interactive develops games for the PC, PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(TM), and Microsoft Xbox(TM). You can find out more about Sidhe Interactive online at http://www.sidheinteractive.com/.

About Platform Publishing(TM)

Based in San Diego, CA, Platform Publishing is a cross-platform publishing, distribution and marketing label, with an exciting library of interactive entertainment products from third-party developers and content providers for personal computers, game consoles and mobile devices. The label puts talented developers and publishers together with Platform Publishing's high caliber suite of services and support, including top-notch distribution, marketing and technology resources. Platform Publishing is a DBA of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. For more information, please visit www.platformpublishing.com.

SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks and Platform Publishing is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Sony Online Entertainment

CONTACT: Katie Uhlman, PR Manager, +1-858-577-3167,
kuhlman@platformpublishing.com, or April M. Jones, Sr. PR Manager,
+1-858-577-3387, ajones@platformpublishing.com, both of Platform Publishing,
for Sony Online Entertainment

Web site: http://www.platformpublishing.com/
http://www.redmileentertainment.com/
http://www.sidheinteractive.com/
http://www.grip-shift.com/




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