NEWS - Friday, June 18, 2004
Hip Interactive To Publish StolenCanadas leading provider of electronic entertainment products, including video games and accessories, PC games and movies, today announced it has signed a deal to publish worldwide the highly anticipated stealth game, Stolen(TM), which is expected to release in March 2005. Hip Interactive owns all rights to the multi-format game and property, seeing it as a perfect fit with its Hip Games(TM) catalogue. World-class developer Blue 52 has been working on the game for the past two and a half years. The team put its best efforts in reaching an unprecedented level of excellence with a specific focus on high quality rendering technology, including advance shadowing and lighting techniques, character animations and high-tech gadgets and weaponry. Stolen(TM) is a realistic, third-person, stealth-based, action game starring a high-tech female thief, who is slated to become a long-term gaming icon. The fast-growing stealth segment generated some of 2003s biggest hits and clearly has a genuine worldwide appeal. Competing in this latest genre as innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game, Stolen(TM) will generate great interest from gamers worldwide thanks to its stunning looks and captivating gameplay. "Our team was impressed by the quality of Stolen(TM) and the possibilities for future successes," commented Arindra Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hip Interactive. "Over its lifetime, as an "A" title, we are anticipating the game to be one of our top sellers in Fiscal 2005, along the lines of Pariah, Playboy: The Mansion and Fear Factor: Unleashed. Not only does Stolen(TM) add to the growing number of quality games offered under our Hip Games(TM) division, but also confirms its ambitions to be a worldwide publisher of games on all formats."