Ford Racing Off Road for PC Races to North American Store Shelves

AUSTIN, Texas - Sept. 18, 2008 - Empire Interactive, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that the latest PC installment of the popular Ford racing license series, Ford Racing Off Road, has shipped to North American retailers. Players will find themselves on tough terrain, racing a convoy of Ford and Land Rover off-road vehicles across 24 detailed tracks sure to push vehicles and players to the extreme. Rated“T” for Teen, Ford Racing Off Road retails for $19.99.

“The introduction of the well-known Land Rover brand paired with the move of the franchise from urban streets and familiar tracks to an off-road environment will take racing fans to an all-new level of excitement,” said Karim Farghaly, vice president of sales, Empire Interactive.“Players will be put to the test to see if they have what it takes to race through the rugged terrain and environments packed into Ford Racing Off Road.”

Ford Racing Off Road has a plethora of new and exclusive features that test players’ high-speed driving skills. The fastest Ford racing title to date challenges players to find hidden routes to gain an advantage and beat out opponents as they power slide rugged 4x4s through three off-road environments– desert, water, and ice. Racers can power-up on their way to victory with repair pods, time extensions, artifacts, and cash as they speed through 12 race modes– Standard Race, Elimination, Time Attack, Overtake, Slalom, Checkpoint, Checkpoint Sprint, Seconds Out, Gold Rush, Gauntlet, Low Damage Race, and Expedition.

About Empire Interactive

Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been in business for 18 years. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the U.S., Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for all current platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Games such as Starsky&Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut have all enjoyed success across the world. Its budget label, Xplosiv, is one of the fastest growing game labels in Europe. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at www.us.empireinteractive.com.

Paula Adams , TriplePoint

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