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Grab A Big Gun And Prepare To Blast Bugs As Starship Troopers Goes Gold

London - Oct. 20th, 2005-Leading video game publisher Empire Interactive announced today that the highly anticipated and fast-paced video game Starship Troopers, based on the definitive blockbuster film, has gone gold.

Gamers are one step closer to blasting arachnid swarms into oblivion and earning their citizenship as an Elite Marauder, all while trying to restore peace as millions of killer bugs run amuck and threaten human life as we know it.

Starship TroopersTM introduces a terrifying assortment of enemy bugs for you to destroy, with an impressive range of weapons at your disposal, from the classic M2 Morita Rifle through to the infamous nuke launcher. Over 300 of your arachnid foe's can be tackled on screen at any given time. This has to be played to be believed! Become totally immersed in immense bug-blasting battles in both famous action-packed scenes from the movie and never-before-experienced settings and stories from the Starship Troopers universe.

Starship TroopersTM is the first opportunity to fully experience and expand on the events and storylines developed in Paul Verhoeven's classic movie. The game boasts a whole host of exclusive features including voice-over commentary by Casper van Dien (aka Johnny Rico from the movie) with numerous and varied combat environments - indoor and outdoor levels, wide-open battlefields, a secret laboratory, claustrophobic bug nests, abandoned mines and lonely outposts.

Starship TroopersTM is a true PC epic - the most cinematic, all-out-action, adrenaline-pumping first-person-shooter to ever hit the PC. A must-buy title for fans of the Starship Troopers universe and guaranteed to be top of the Christmas lists for PC Gamers and sci-fi fans alike. The First Person Shooter genre just moved up to the next level. Heed your General's battle cry as you run into another swarm of bugs: "Come on you apes, you wanna live forever?"

Release: PC-DVD ROM, October 2005,

RRP £34.99

Age Rating: 16+

Developer: Strangelite

System Specs: Recommended: 3.0ghz CPU, 1Gb RAM, GeForce 6800 or Radeon X800 [1024x768 with shadows], DirectX 9.0c, 600mb free hard drive space, Windows XP ONLY, DirectX compatible PCI soundcard.

Minimum: 2.0ghz CPU, 512mb RAM, GeForce FX5900 or Radeon 9800

For further information, please contact:

Doug Johns

Tel: +44 (0) 1243 671767

Specialist PR Manager

Email: doug@1-upmedia.com

Adam Hartley

Tel: +44 (0) 845 166 2854

Mainstream PR Manager

Email: adam@wearenice.co.uk


Empire is a leading UK quoted computer games developer and publisher, specialising in innovative video games with mass-market appeal. The Group is one of the most established in the industry now in its 18th year of business. Its portfolio of titles include Starsky & Hutch, FlatOut, Big Mutha Truckers, Space Invaders 25th Anniversary and the highly anticipated Starship Troopers. The Group's value division, Xplosiv, continues to increase its market share across Europe and has experienced success with its first PS2 titles.

Headquartered in the UK, Empire has offices in the US, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Further information about Empire and its products can be found at: http://www.empireinteractive.com

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