SOURCE: Ignition Entertainment

Ignition Entertainment, Braid, Video Games, Playstatoin

May 25, 2010 10:00 ET

Ignition Entertainment to Publish Braid in Japan

Award Winning Title to Make Japanese Debut via PlayStation®Network

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) - Ignition Entertainment Ltd., a UTV Enterprise, a worldwide publisher and developer of videogames, today announced that it is bringing the critically acclaimed Digital Download title Braid to PlayStation®Network in Japan during Spring 2010.

Braid is a puzzle-platform game, drawn in a painterly style, where you can manipulate the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time's strangeness that creates the puzzles. The time behaviors include: the ability to rewind, objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more.

"We are delighted to be able to bring this classic title to the Japanese PlayStation Network market," commented Ajay Chadha, President of Worldwide Publishing for Ignition Entertainment. "Braid epitomizes everything we at Ignition look for when it comes to publishing Digital Download titles -- creativity, originality and of course great gameplay that keeps people coming back time and again."

"We believe Braid is a fantastic game," added Ian Wilkinson, President of Hothead Games, "and we are excited and proud to be partnered with a creative and dynamic company like Ignition to make it available on PlayStation Network in Japan."

Braid for Playstation Network is being developed by Hothead Games and will be available during Summer 2010. For more information on this and other great titles from Ignition, please visit http://www.ignition-ent.com

ABOUT IGNITION ENTERTAINMENT LTD:

Ignition Entertainment Limited is a UTV Media Communication company. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Los Angeles, Florida and Tokyo. In 2007 it received major investment from UTV Software, a diversified conglomerate based in Mumbai India and listed on the Mumbai and London stock exchanges. UTV has Walt Disney as its major shareholder, which current owns 60% of its common stock. Major titles include the critically acclaimed Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Arc Rise Fantasia, which will ship in June 2010. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.ignition-ent.com

ABOUT UTV SOFTWARE COMMUNICATIONS LTD:

UTV Software Communications Ltd. is India's foremost Media & Entertainment Company with leadership position in four Verticals that includes Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, TV Content and Interactive (i.e. Animation and Gaming). Listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange with the Motion Pictures business listed on the AIM, London Stock Exchange. Walt Disney Inc. holds a strategic stake in UTV. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, the UK and USA. More information on the group is available at www.utvnet.com

About Hothead Games:

Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Hothead Games is an independent developer and publisher of groundbreaking titles. Hothead is currently partnering with indie studios all over the globe to bring their games to new audiences and bringing to life original properties such as Ron Gilbert's DeathSpank and the highly anticipated, award-winning Swarm. For more corporate and product information, please visit our website at www.hotheadgames.com.

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