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Codemasters Launches US Pre-Sell Program to Support the WWII Game Turning Point: Fall of Liberty

BURBANK, CA - February 1, 2008 - Codemasters®, a leading developer and
> publisher
> of best-selling interactive entertainment software, announced today the
> launch
> of a nationwide pre-sell program to support its upcoming action/FPS game,
> Turning
> Point®: Fall of Liberty(TM).
> The pre-sell program enables consumers to reserve a copy of the game and
> ensure
> its availability, prior to the game's launch in late February. Consumers who
> participate
> will receive a pre-sell pack that includes war propaganda post cards
> featuring art
> from the game, exclusive access codes to enhance the game experience, a DVD
> with
> behind-the-scenes video features, concept art and gameplay footage, and a
> 1931-53
> timeline poster, which fictionalizes the alternate WWII events that lead to
> the
> game's opening moments. Participating retailers include GameStop, GameCrazy,
> Blockbuster
> (Game Rush) US and other key retail outlets. Select retailers will be
> offering
> pre-sell packs with exclusive items to their customers.
> Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is set in 1953 in the midst of an alternate
> reality
> where Nazi forces win World War II and opens as the Third Reich launches a
> decimating
> attack on New York. Nazi battleships quickly take the harbor, monstrous
> Zeppelins
> fill the skies, jet aircraft execute bombing runs and, as armed paratroopers
> descend
> on to the streets, the city is taken block by block. With New York falling
> to pieces,
> and Washington D.C. in enemy sights, it's time to fight afresh in a new
> battleground.
> Developed by Spark Unlimited, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty will deliver an
> explosive
> F.P.S. experience in a world where famous locations and landmarks appear
> startlingly
> different under Nazi occupation. Turning Point: Fall of Liberty also presents
> a
> very personal battle for players. As Dan Carson - a reluctant New York City
> construction
> worker turned freedom fighter - gamers must survive the initial invasion
> before
> regrouping with other resistance members to take the fight back to the Nazis.
> Always
> outmanned and outgunned, players must use guerrilla tactics as they attempt
> to stop
> the world's most notorious war machine.
> Turning Point: Fall of Liberty will be available for the Xbox 360® video
> game and
> entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer
> entertainment system
> and Games for Windows®, and is rated "T" (Teen - Language, Violence - Content
> that
> may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older) by the ESRB.
> About Spark Unlimited
> Spark Unlimited is a developer of high-quality video games for consumer game
> systems
> and originators of creative franchises for cross-media development. Founded
> in
> 2002 and headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California, Spark Unlimited is an
> employee-owned
> company that uses artistry through technology to create entertainment for a
> global
> audience. For more information about Spark Unlimited, please visit our
> website
> at www.sparkunlimited.com.
> About Codemasters
> Codemasters® is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive
> entertainment
> products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels.
> Established
> in 1986, the company's dominant brands include DiRT, Overlord, Clive Barker's
> Jericho,
> GRID, and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire
> UK,
> with North American operations based in Burbank, Calif. The company also
> maintains
> operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. Codemasters receives over
> two
> million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at
> www.codemasters.com

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