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Off Road

PC version arrives in North America on September 16th.

AUSTIN, Texas - September 4, 2008 Empire Interactive, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that development on the PC installment of Ford Racing Off Road is complete. Players will race their way through stunning environments and a myriad of game modes in a multitude of vehicles when Ford Racing Off Road hits shelves on September 16, 2008.

The latest addition to the popular Ford licensed franchise will put players behind the wheel of 18 of the world’s toughest 4x4s, SUVs and off-road trucks, including the new 2009 Ford F150 FX4, and take them on a tour of 24 detailed tracks through deserts, water and ice. Ford Racing Off Road also marks the introduction of the prestigious Land Rover brand, synonymous like Ford, with a rich heritage of producing pioneering off road vehicles.

“Racing fans, off-road enthusiasts and gamers in general will be delighted by Ford Racing Off Road’s new terrains and rugged vehicles,” said Karim Farghaly, vice president of sales, Empire Interactive. “This new spin on our popular franchise gives players a new experience with all their favorite Ford-licensed game features.”

Ford Racing Off Road has a plethora of new and exclusive features that test players' high-speed driving skills. The fastest Ford Racing title to date comes with new real time, on-the-go damage repair and challenges players to find hidden routes and beat out opponents as they power-slide rugged 4x4s through three off-road environments - desert, water, and ice. Racers can power-up on their way to victory with repair pods, time extensions, artifacts, and cash as they speed through 12 race modes - Standard Race, Elimination, Time Attack, Overtake, Slalom, Checkpoint, Checkpoint Sprint, Seconds Out, Gold Rush, Gauntlet, Low Damage Race, and Expedition.

ESRB Rating: “T” for “Teen”

MSRP: $29.99

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 http://us.empireinteractive.com/.

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