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Gorillaz Go Mobile with a Hot New Game Title from RealNetworks
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

SEATTLE, WASH., HELSINKI, FINLAND and LONDON, U.K. - February 22, 2006 - In 2000, Gorillaz hit the scene as the world's first cartoon band. Today, the Grammy-winning group announced another first, the debut of Gorillaz Entertainment System. The game is a new exclusive arcade title from RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) and will be available on phones in April 2006.

Capturing the irreverent nature and irresistible charm of the platinum band, the new title features four easy-to-grasp, mini-games based on each of Gorillaz' band members; 2D, Noodle, Murdoc and Russel. The graphic elements are a unique blend of retro 'arcade style' games and the utterly contemporary Gorillaz artwork. Gorillaz Entertainment System was created in conjunction with Jamie Hewlett and his studio design team at Zombie Flesh Eaters in West London.

"Being selected to create a game for the cult-favorite, Gorillaz, is a huge win for us," said Juha Ruskola, General Manager, Mobile Games EMEA, RealNetworks, Inc. "The adventurous title created by Mr.Goodliving and Zombie Flesh Eaters captures the unique, spirited personality of the band and we're looking forward to bringing Gorillaz' greatness to both new and existing fans through our many distribution channels."

Gorillaz Entertainment System will be available from April 2006 onwards. Offering one of the largest global distribution networks and first-class handset support, RealNetworks is recognized as a leading provider of quality mobile and online game services. More information about Gorillaz mobile game can be found at and for details about the band you can go to .

About RealNetworks, INC.

RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody, RealPlayer 10, and casual PC and mobile games. RealNetworks has more than 2.2 million paid subscribers to its premium digital media Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks' products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at .

About Gorillaz

Gorillaz are Noodle (guitar), 2-D (vocals), Murdoc Nicalls (bass), and Russel Hobbs (drums). Signed to Parlophone at their very first gig in 1998, their debut album Gorillaz (2001) has sold 6 million albums worldwide. Second album Demon Days was released last year to widespread critical acclaim and huge commercial success. The band picked up Best Group at the MTV Europe Awards and Best Pop Collaboration for Feel Good Inc with De La Soul at the Grammys, where they made a show stopping animated appearance with Madonna. Visit Gorillaz in their Essex hang-out Kong Studios at

About Zombie Flesh Eaters

Zombie Flesh Eaters is an illustration, animation and graphics studio based in West London. Set up in 2000 by Creative Director Jamie Hewlett, in the past five years Zombie has become firmly established as one of the most creative little pads around. The team has worked on commissions for clients and projects including Xbox 360, Eastpak, the John Lennon DVD, Run Athletics, The Bees and most famously Gorillaz.

RealNetworks, Mr.Goodliving and RealArcade are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For More Information, Press Only:

Maureen Farley, RealNetworks, + 1-206-892-6653, [email protected]

Brian Baglow, Indoctrimat PR for RealNetworks, +44-0-7747-792247, [email protected]

Nadja Coyne, RMP for Gorillaz, +44 20-8749-7999, [email protected]

Brian Baglow - MD - Indoctrimat Ltd.

M: +44 (0) 7747 792247 - E: [email protected]

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