LONDON, UK, 7th August 2008– Xplosiv, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (NASDAQ: SSTR), has today confirmed the official release date for the long awaited Wii TM version of Off Road as 15th August 2008.
Bringing the multi-million selling license to Wii for the very first time, Off Road offers racing fans an exciting rough-tough driving experience set against stunning environments and wide sweeping, extreme terrain.
Sean Walsh, Empire Interactive Product Manager said“Off Road is a perfect fit for Wii. I think it will be refreshing to play a game where the Wii RemoteTM is genuinely integral to game play. Adding the Wii WheelTM will further enhance the excitement, allowing racers to simulate a real off road racing experience and really get to grips with the powerful Land Rover and Ford vehicles.”
Clive Kabatznik, CEO of Silverstar Holdings, added,“The release of Off Road for the Wii illustrates our commitment to developing appealing software for the leading console formats. We’re confident of building on the success of previous formats and are thrilled to be bringing Off Road to the Wii audience.”
Off Road has been re-developed for Wii with extensively revised vehicle handling and enhanced graphics for both cars and tracks. With re-tuned game balancing and features to test players driving prowess at high speed, the racing has never been this exhilarating!
• 18 officially licensed Land Rover and Ford off road vehicles.
• 24 detailed tracks encouraging high speed racing.
• 3 off road environments, Desert, Water and Ice.
• Real time, on-the-go damage repair.
• Two player split screen mode.
• Exciting Wii RemoteTM steering mechanism.
• Pick up and play handling.
• Discover hidden routes to gain a racing advantage.
• Power sliding; throw powerful 4x4s around the tracks.
• In-game pickups: Discover repair pods, time extensions, artefacts&cash.
• 12 race modes.
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For further information contact:
Empire Interactive Europe Limited
Tel: +44 (0)20 8343 7337
Age Rating: 3+
Notes for editors
Empire launched Xplosiv as a value brand selling PC software in mid 2000 and PlayStation2 in 2004, proving a great success in the UK and overseas due to the group’s license wins with, Sega, Ubisoft, Taito, Activision, Microsoft, Vivendi and CDV. Further information on Xplosiv products can be found at www.xplosiv.net
About Empire Interactive:
Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 17 years. The company floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in July 2000. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the US, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles across all platforms in the US, Europe and Asia. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at: www.empireinteractive.com
About Silverstar Holdings:
Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high-growth retail-driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology-related platforms. It currently owns Empire Interactive PLC and Strategy First Inc. as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband.
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