1950s-style, alien-repelling Wii shooter, due out early next year.
London, UK – 4th December 2008 Attention Citizens of Earth: commence panicking and prepare for the ultimate inter-galactic battle. Empire Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (NASDAQ: SSTR), today announced Martian Panic for Wii™ is currently under development. The Martian Invasion Force has targeted Earth for complete destruction and players will need more than manpower and firepower to avoid mission defeat. The Martian Mothership looms overhead, draining energy from the Earth’s core. Humans must save Earth from the extraterrestrial encounter before the Invasion Force vaporizes our planet. Martian Panic is due for release in the first half of 2009.
Graphically, Martian Panic is a 1950’s comic book come to life in a three-dimensional sci-fi game world,” said James Spice, VP Marketing, Empire Interactive. “Fans of all ages will appreciate the amazing visual details and the family-friendly, nonstop action.”
Developed by N-Fusion Interactive Entertainment Corp., Martian Panic will take the shooting genre out of this world, with new levels of strategy, and experimental weaponry. If one gun at a time isn’t enough, players can grab a second Wii Remote™ and blast away in the game’s dual wielding mode. Up to four players can battle simultaneously against the Martian onslaught and the advanced camera system ensures that the gamer’s vantage is always right. The rules are simple but the action is intense, so hold onto your helmet as the challenges escalate.
Notes for Editors:
Title: Martian Panic
Release Date: 2009
Publisher: Empire Interactive
Developer: N-Fusion Interactive Entertainment Corp.
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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
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., a leading development and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC.
N-Fusion Interactive Entertainment Corporation has been creating videogames for over a decade. Located in New Jersey, the company was inspired to create Martian Panic by the multitude of UFO sightings in the state and the hope that this game would prepare the world for the eventual encounter. Until then, N-Fusion will continue to bring incredible graphics, novel gameplay features and a sense of magic to the world of videogames. Further information about N-Fusion can be found at www.n-fusion.com.
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