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Date added: September 10, 2008

XS GAMES TURNS UP THE VOLUME ANNOUNCING FOUR NEW BLOCKBUSTER TRACKS FOR POPSTAR GUITAR

Master Tracks From Rihanna, Jonas Brothers and Maroon 5 to be Featured in New Music Rhythm Game for Wii™ and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system

NEW YORK, NY. – September 10, 2008 – Videogame publisher XS Games announced today that hit songs from 2008 MTV Video Music Award nominees, and performers Rihanna, and Jonas Brothers, will be featured as master tracks in PopStar Guitar, a new music rhythm game for Wii™ and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Players will be able to unlock their inner pop star as they perform live versions of these chart-topping hits by popular artists. Pop Star Guitar # 1 Hits include:

  • Shut Up and Drive by Rihanna
  • SOS by Jonas Brothers
  • Wake Up Call by Maroon 5
  • Makes Me Wonder by Maroon 5

“To deliver an authentic pop music experience in PopStar Guitar, we knew we had to include original music from today’s hottest artists,” said Steve Grossman, chief executive officer of XS Games. “PopStar Guitar’s music coupled with the innovative AirG peripheral for the Wii, will enable players to jam like a real star.”

In PopStar Guitar, players assume the role of a lead guitarist on a musical journey, beginning in a garage band and eventually progressing to the main stage of a worldwide “Battle of the Bands” competition. The game features twelve playable characters, 25 visually stunning venues and more than 50 pop songs, including many # 1 Hits from the original artists. Players can customize their band, giving it a unique look, as well as winning a number of VIP vehicles, so their band can travel like real pop stars! With three difficulty levels, PopStar Guitar will feature a single player Career Mode along with single player and multi-player mini-games.

Developed by Broadsword Interactive, PopStar Guitar will be available for the Wii™ and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The Wii™ version of PopStar Guitar will feature the AirG™, an exciting new peripheral that snaps onto the Wii Remote™ and transforms the controller into an air guitar. For PlayStation®2 system players, PopStar Guitar will function with any 5 button PlayStation®2 system compatible guitar.

Available November 2008, PopStar Guitar is rated “Teen” by the ESRB.

ABOUT XS GAMES

XS Games is a leading publisher of entertainment software with a quality portfolio of multiplatform games for the Wii™, PlayStation®2 system, Nintendo DS™ and PC. XS Games has publishing operations across North America and Europe (France, Germany, Spain, UK) and Australia.

© 2008 XS Games. XS Games, the XS Games logo, PopStar Guitar and the PopStar Guitar logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of 5381 Partners LLC. Developed by Broadsword Interactive Ltd. The Broadsword logo is the property of Broadsword Interactive Ltd. Domestic and foreign application patent pending. Wii and the Wii logo are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo. "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The ratings icon is a trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All other marks and trademarks are properties of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

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