9th November 2004. Godalming, Surrey. Kuju Entertainment (AIM: KUJ) today announced its first title for Sony's eagerly anticipated PSPTM portable platform. The impressive multiplayer arcade flight combat game (working title: Project Interceptor) is moving from prototyping into full production.
Jonathan Newth, Managing Director of Kuju commented, "We're extremely pleased that Sony has given us the support to proceed with 'Project Interceptor'. Developing the prototype has been an enjoyable and instructive experience and we're looking forward to exploring the PSP's potential." He continued, "Now we'll certainly be talking to publishers who are keen to have early PSP titles."
Whilst most of the main game features remain under wraps, Kuju confirms that 'Project Interceptor' will feature multiplayer dogfights using the PSP's networking capability.
The PSP is expected for launch in PAL regions in the early part of 2005 following its first scheduled major public appearance at the Tokyo Game Show in the autumn of 2004 The PSP marks Sony's entry into the lucrative portable gaming market.
However, as it often the case, Sony's offering is more than just a machine for playing games. Whilst this will be its main purpose, the PSP will also play movies, music and perform other, as yet
About Kuju Entertainment
Kuju Entertainment is one of Europe's leading independent games developers on console, PC and wireless platforms. Located in three studios in the UK, Kuju has a substantial development capability and has been creating top-rated games for over thirteen years. The most recent release, Fire Warrior, a first person shooter for THQ on PlayStation 2 and PC was the first title to include PlayStation 2 broadband online multi-player gameplay. Additionally, the London studio is developing an exciting new project for Konami. Kuju has already completed 4 PlayStation 2 titles and 3 Xbox titles
with its first GameCube title nearing completion. Kuju was the developer for PC number 1 hit, Microsoft Train Simulator.
Kuju is also a leading developer of wireless games. This business unit concentrates on creating games for the Java and Symbian platforms. Established in April 2000, the unit already counts
several major titles such as FIFA and The Weakest Link to its credit. Kuju is now publishing its own catalogue of Java games.
Kuju Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuju plc. Kuju plc is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (LSE AIM: KUJ). www.kuju.com