ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - Fans of Devil May Cry® 4 have reason to rejoice this July. United Cutlery®, industry leader in fine licensed reproductions of weaponry, has meticulously manufactured an authentic replica of the Red Queen Sword, featured in the Capcom® video game for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. BUDK, a United Cutlery® dealer, will be auctioning off Limited Editions of the sword from numbers 1 to 100.

"Capcom's primary goal in merchandising is to authentically extend the experience of the game," said Germaine Gioia, Senior Vice President of Licensing at Capcom®. "United Cutlery has matched the sophistication of one of our premiere titles, Devil May Cry®, with a beautiful reproduction of the Red Queen. We know our fans will be very pleased."

"This sword is one of the most interesting and unique pieces we've ever sold," says Clint Kadel, CEO and owner of BUDK. "It looks exactly like the sword used in the game. Having the ability to auction the first 100 numbered pieces, BUDK is offering collectors a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Now's your chance to be Nero, the stylish action hero of Devil May Cry® 4, wielding your very own Red Queen to battle Agnus, Sanctus and the rest of the baddies who try to destroy the city of Fortuna.

A rare collectible for fans of the wildly popular game, creation of the Red Queen sword replica was overseen by Master Weapon Designer Kit Rae and stretches an impressive 42" overall in length with a 31 3/4" stainless steel blade (false-edged, for safety purposes). The genuine leather wrapped grip is surrounded by solid metal handle parts. Each sword is individually serial numbered and includes a custom display plaque and certificate of authenticity.

Join in on the excitement! Here are the auction details and the link to register.

--  Pre-Registration begins June 29, 2009.
--  Auction officially begins Wednesday, July 1 at noon EDT and closes
    Monday, July 13 at 10:00pm EDT.
--  Registration fee is $280, and guarantees you one (1) Red Queen Sword
    including domestic shipping (international shipping will incur an
    additional charge).
    

For more details about the auction or to register, visit http://www.budk.com/dmc4.

More about the Red Queen

This fully licensed adult collectible is straight out of the video game, Devil May Cry® 4. The extremely popular game series offers players the opportunity to battle demons using a variety of different weapons, including this massive two-handed sword equipped with a super-charged throttle which activates a fuel-injected system that covers the blade in fuel, allowing it to ignite for a brief period of time. The sword was created by Fortuna's Order of the Sword as part of a plan to battle and defeat more powerful demons. The sword was given by the Order to Nero in reward for his overwhelming skills in battle.

The Red Queen Sword will be on display at the Capcom® booth during Comic Con, July 23-26.

About United Cutlery®

With 28 years of branded experience, United Cutlery® continues to be the leader in producing top quality licensed collectibles. United Cutlery® strives to make knives and swords to the highest standards in the industry with superior materials and workmanship that are a step above the cheap imitations. In addition to Devil May Cry® 4, United Cutlery® is currently licensed to manufacture products for GI Joe®: Rise of Cobra, God of War®, KISS®, Lynyrd Skynyrd®, The Lord of the Rings®, and Highlander®.

About BUDK

BUDK offers high-quality, direct-to-consumer swords, knives, medieval and fantasy weaponry, air guns, and other collectible weapons. BUDK was founded by Clint Kadel 20 years ago and has been a thriving success since. BUDK distributes The BudK Catalog and operates the www.budk.com website. For a free catalog or to view the entire BUDK product selection visit their website.

Devil May Cry and Capcom are registered trademarks of CAPCOM CO., LTD. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.

Contact Information: Contact: Michelle Hampton Vice President of Product Development BUDK WORLDWIDE, INC. 229.985.1667 ext. 212 Angela Singletary Gio Public Relations 612-309-1128