Mastertronic: September releases

PRESS RELEASE

Date: 31st August 2007

London, UK

For Immediate Release

For further details contact Kirsty Payne at Mastertronic: Kirsty.payne@mastertronic.com

Heroes of Might and Magic V is the fifth installment of the Heroes of Might and Magic series and will be released on the MAD label after selling over 100,000 units, the criteria for any title to be included in the MAD range– 100,000 gamers can't be wrong! During 6 campaigns and 30 missions, the player conquers territories, manages cities and raises their heroes in a user-friendly, yet deep, strategic gaming system. The player is able to choose from over 200 skills, 170 creatures' abilities and 40 spells to build up their heroes and their armies and master more than 80 creatures to lead them into intense tactical combats. PC Zone describes the game as "better in every department than its predecessor."

Also being released on the MAD label is Maelstrom described by PC Gamer as "The strategy game that redefines total devastation." On a savage future earth, two remaining human factions must wage war against vicious alien invaders and each other in a desperate struggle for survival. With the ability to modify the terrain and use the elements as a strategic weapon, the player can create valleys, carve out lakes, freeze water, melt ice and even control tornadoes. The player enjoys intense, addictive six player multiplayer gameplay with different modes and online ranking and commands three factions each with unique identities and abilities, realised with graphically stunning models.

Rogue Trooper with be released on the PC Gamer label after meeting the criteria of a review score of 80% or more in PC Gamer magazine. On the surface of the war-torn Nu Earth there are tales of a mysterious and deadly lone warrior. A man who knows no allegiance but to his own mission of revenge against a treacherous enemy… He is the ultimate soldier, the last survivor of the massacred! In Rogue Trooper the player enjoys high intensity action, with the use of quick thinking and next-generation intelligent weaponry to execute their vendetta. They will be able to wreak revenge their way by employing a tactical, ruthless combination of stealth and all-out action in wide, open environments. The game includes online multiplayer action where up to 4 players can co-operate to complete objectives online.

Just Cause will be released on the PC gamer label after receiving a review score of 85% in PC gamer magazine. Set on a fictional South American tropical island, the player works as CIA black ops agent Rico Rodriguez in a guerrilla war to overthrow San Esperito's dictator, who may be in possession of weapons of mass destruction. With 89 vehicles at the player's disposal they can choose from choppers, boats, cars, bikes, mini-subs and jets to explore the tropical island of San Esperito. The player is able to skydive, parasail, use a machine-gun, car-jack, base-jump and use a bazooka to make their way through missions as they lead a nation to freedom! "A beautiful engine makes this the most striking action game since Far Cry."– PC gamer.

James Cato, Mastertronic's Sales Director commented– ""The calibre of titles within the latest batch of releases from Mastertronic is a strong and proven offering for retail at all levels.""

All titles will be released on the 28th September 2007

About the Mastertronic Group Limited - Mastertronic is one of the best known electronic entertainment brands in Europe. It pioneered the European console market with its launch of the Sega Master System, invented the budget retail sector and built an international development and publishing operation under the Virgin Mastertronic label. The brand was subsequently relaunched as The Mastertronic Group Limited in 2003 by founder Frank Herman, together with Andy Payne and Garry Williams. The Group now leads the European value publishing sector through its retail brands M.A.D. (Mastertronic Added Dimension), Sold Out (the UK's largest-selling budget operation, acquired by the Group in 2004) and PC Gamer Presents, a unique quality-assured brand in association with the leading games magazine publisher Future Publishing. The Group also offers, through its wholly owned subsidiary The Producers Limited (also acquired in 2004) a 'cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing to retail and digital distribution. In addition, MAD 4 Games, a wireless channel for content delivery to mobile phones was established first quarter 2004. More recently in 2006 Blast Entertainment was launched as part of the group and has rapidly become a leading video game company exclusively aimed at the younger end of the kids market. Blast develops new content based on recognised family friendly licenses from movies, TV, classic characters and toys. Also in 2007 Just Flight the leading worldwide flight simulation specialist was acquired by the group along with its sister company Just Trains. Just Flight was established in 1995 and within 3 years became the world's largest publisher of flight simulation software outside of Microsoft with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts.


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