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McRae, Beach Life and Hotel Giant promise a scorching June from Sold Out…

Sold Out, the UK’s premier publisher of value PC titles, promises a truly flaming June as it confirms six hot new additions to its ever-popular £4.99 range.

The June releases offer gamers high quality titles from virtually every genre, and include the first £4.99 debuts of Codemasters' renowned Colin McRae Rally 3, and suitably summery debuts for the holiday-themed Beach Life and Hotel Giant.

Colin McRae Rally 3 marks a new level of realism for the driving genre. Featuring official cars and drivers, the game offers players the chance to compete in some of the sport's toughest tournaments and get to grips with hairpin turns and tortuous courses all over the globe. Superb driver AI and phenomenal visuals combine to create a driving experience that grows with the player as they make the most of the information given by their on-screen co-driver and race against both weather elements and the clock.

Ideally suited for a June release, both Eidos' Beach Life and Koch Media's Hotel Giant offer Sold Out fans the chance to run holiday resorts. Beach Life sees the user building an attraction from over 50 available entertainments and rides, and must also oversee the cleanliness and general running of the resort. Wet T-shirt competitions and 'Booze Cruises' can also be set up as people flock to the sandy paradises the player created. Similarly, Hotel Giant offers 19 areas wherein the player can establish and grow their hotel, controlling the décor, menus and rooms - while monitoring the movements of your guests to gauge their happiness.

The six titles are completed by Atari's Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror and Line of Sight: Vietnam - two breath-taking action titles - and Koch Media's Industry Giants 2: Gold Edition, a deep big business simulator. Tactical Ops is a brilliant team-based counter-terrorist epic, which offers players the chance to play as either faction and sports 18 challenging stages. Line of Sight: Vietnam and is a gung-ho first-person shooter set in 12 Vietnamese jungles and offering 12 weapons of the era and incredibly atmospheric jungle environments. Industry Giants 2: Gold Edition is a special release comprising both Koch's original simulation title and its add-on pack. Together, the pair offer a trip through history where players must invent new forms of product made famous in the last century. Over 200 real items are waiting to be invented within 40 very different missions and 40 game maps that trace your progress through history and the effect it has on transport, business and technology.

All six titles enjoy Sold Out's .Now installation and online consumer help systems. "Sold Out is really making it hard for people to go out and enjoy the sunshine this year," commented Peter Ball, Sales Director for Sold Out. "These six games are all good reasons to stay in and we are delighted to be doing our bit to add a bit of sunshine to the British summer."

About 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 electronic distribution. In addition, MAD 4 Games, a wireless channel for content delivery to mobile phones was established first quarter 2005.

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