Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces 300: MARCH TO GLORY PSP(TM) System Game Based On Upcoming Film

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Article Date: April 19, 2006 | Publication: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc. | Author: Press Release
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Developed By Collision Studios, First Time Film-Based Game Launches Simultaneously Only On The PSP(TM) System

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2006--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will unleash 300: MARCH TO GLORY, based on Warner Bros. Pictures' film 300 and developed by Collision Studios, for PSP(TM) (PlayStation®Portable) system simultaneously with the film in 2007.

The style and feel of the videogame was influenced by the 300 film, which is based on Frank Miller's graphic novel and directed by Zack Snyder. The film's highly stylized production design, including live-action photography integrated with virtual environments, and unique color treatments create a surreal and amazing world in this retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.

"The 300 film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel offers continual action and an intense storyline that lends itself to be a striking videogame," said Jason Hall, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "With 300: MARCH TO GLORY we are bringing the battles and story to life in an interactive way, which will challenge and satisfy players so they won't be able to put their PSP system down."

"We are working with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to ensure 300: MARCH TO GLORY captures the look and action of the film while making it fun to play on the PSP system," said Philippe Erwin, Executive Producer of 300: MARCH TO GLORY for Collision Studios. "The source material allows for great freedom in making a game where the player can be strategic and heroic."

In the action packed 300: MARCH TO GLORY, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Collision Studios, players take on the role of King Leonidas, who leads the brave 300 Spartans against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. The player, as Leonidas, uses their sword, spear and shield and the power of the soldiers in a battle to determine the very fate of western civilization. 300: MARCH TO GLORY will be a visceral experience focused on action and combat, allowing the player to fight both solo and in a phalanx alongside his fellow Spartans.

About 300

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents in Association with Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios, a Mark Canton / Gianni Nunnari Production, 300. Directed by Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead), the film stars Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera), Lena Headey (The Brothers Grimm), David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Vincent Regan (Troy), Rodrigo Santoro (Love Actually) and Dominic West (The Forgotten). Gianni Nunnari (The Departed), Mark Canton, Bernie Goldmann (Land of the Dead) and Jeffrey Silver (Training Day) are the producers. Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, with a previous draft by Michael Gordon, adapted the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. The executive producers are Frank Miller, Deborah Snyder, Craig J. Flores, Thomas Tull, William Fay and Benjamin Waisbren. The creative behind-the-scenes team is led by director of photography Larry Fong, production designer James Bissell, editor Bill Hoy and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. Music is by Tyler Bates. 300 will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc., a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is a premier licensor and a developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including consoles, PC-based gaming and wireless applications.

About Collision Studios

Collision Studios is a leading developer of entertainment based games across multiple platforms. Staffed by industry professionals from top tier developers and publishers, the team has worked on a variety of high profile franchises.

300 and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. "PSP" is a trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be required (sold separately).

Contact:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Remi Sklar, 818-977-3023
remi.sklar@warnerbros.com