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Sold Out releases

Nine titles re-released at a low-VAT £4.88.

Date: 9th March, 2009

London, UK

For Immediate Release

Sold Out Software, part of the Mastertronic Group, has today announced the release of no less than nine new high profile titles to add to their existing range. Each one will retail at the new VAT reduced price of £4.88 and are available to buy now.

Take control of your team with Total Club Manager 2005 and bring the pressure of management to your fingertips! Control your team from the touchline by studying vital match information, adjust tactics and use a huge range of player shouts to influence the outcome and keep a close eye on player fitness, ratings and territorial possession - all without pausing the game. Get to know your team inside out with Total Club Manager 2005’s comprehensive player database from over 20 fully licensed national leagues. As well as their on-pitch skills, each player has an expanded range of character traits including leadership, temperament and the will to win. With a wealth of tactical options and ultra-responsive alI the players react to every tactical tweak and change. Create up to 100 new formations with tactics editor and save them for future use. The new TV-style highlights package lets you watch the game’s key moments, listen to commentary and view match facts. With a massive database of more than 40,000 towns & cities from England, Scotland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland you can create a club badge, kits and stadium then take your team from obscurity to European football glory!

It’s the ultimate cricketing experience! Cricket 2004 is officially licensed and includes 56 teams with over 1000 players, playing at 61 stadiums round the world. The all-new Player Editor allows you to change the weight, look, and playing attributes of your players and there are a huge range of gameplay options including practice nets, world series, knockout, C & G Trophy, Frizzell Championship, International Tour and County Championship. The TV-style presentation includes TV overlays and statistical graphs, with an expert commentary provided by Richie Benaud and Jim Maxwell. It also includes infinite camera angles and the ability to show instant replays of your favourite moments. With New Season Modes the player is able to fully trade and customise their player, team and tournament and play right through ‘career’ style modes.

The rush is back with NHL 06! Movement on the ice is more intuitive than ever - skate with the left analogue stick to outmanoeuvre and outperform opponents. With new Realistic Puck Momentum dynamics, the puck can stun goalies with shots off the mask and knock water bottles off the top of the net. With all-new momentum skating, feel what it’s like to be on the ice-generate momentum to initiate speed bursts then fly past defencemen, leaving real-time ice trails in your wake! With the all-new EA Sports™ Skill Stick, take full control of the puck as you execute signature moves and create highlight reel goals like an NHL All-Star. Enter the creation zone and create a player who looks like you with the new analogue facial sculpting controls with the ability to add black eyes, broken noses, and more!

Legendary designer Sid Meier presents the next evolution in strategy games, with the most addictive, compelling gameplay yet in Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri Complete. Explore the alien planet that is your new home and uncover its myriad mysteries, discover over 75 extraordinary technologies and build over 60 base upgrades and large scale secret projects for your empire. This title is infinitely replayable with a random 3D world generator, unlimited strategies, five paths to victory, six levels of difficulty, seven unique factions, fully featured map/game editor, and a whole host of customisable options to ensure unlimited gameplay. Conquer your enemies with a war machine that you design from over 32,000 possible unit types and custom build fighting units that meet your mission’s specific needs, or accept your governor’s recommendations. It also includes the Alien Crossfire Expansion Pack which adds seven new playable factions, new technologies, new secret projects, new base facilities, new weapons, armour, special abilities and an expanded storyline.

Unleash your superstar potential in NBA Live 06 and dominate inside or live life around the arc! With the all-new graphics engine, the players showcase their talents like never before enabling them to perform, act, and truly look like their real-life counterparts. In the open court, EA SPORTS™ Freestyle Superstars take their game to the highest level with an enhanced transition game. Reign supreme in Dynasty Mode™ and evolve your rookie into a superstar, or take the helm of a franchise by assembling assistants, trainers, and scouts to assist in player development. NBA superstars perform with the distinct characteristics of a Highflyer, Playmaker, Scorer, Sharpshooter, Stopper, or Power Player

Let Clive Barker, the Prince of Horror, prey on your darkest fears in a game of unparalleled terror in Clive Barker’s Undying. It’s 1899: at the Island of the Standing Stones, Jeremiah Covenant and his four younger siblings read aloud a dark ritual that unleashes an unimaginable horror on the world. Now, years later, as Jeremiah lies dying, the last hope rests in the hands of his old comrade Patrick Galloway. As Patrick Galloway, you are armed with arcane magic and a six-shot weapon of forged metal as you are forced to survive five undying quests to unravel the undying curse of the Covenant family.

Experience the Command & Conquer universe on foot as Havoc, the wisecracking GDI commando in Command and Conquer Renegade. Make your own rules and take on the evil Brotherhood of NOD using your own mix of brute force, stealth and strategy. Assault at ground level, dishing out the damage in either first or third person and sneak inside and explore full-scale structures, like immense Tiberium Refineries and the ominous Hand of NOD. Beef up your arsenal by driving lethal vehicles, such as NOD Buggies, Flame Tanks and Mammoth Tanks and choose from a multitude of weapons, including the Tiberium Auto Rifle, Chemical Sprayer and the devastating Personal Ion Cannon. Create multiplayer mayhem and take out the enemy's base as GDI vs. NOD in our exclusive team-based 'C&C' mode.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert is the explosive strategy game from the creators of the million-seller Command & Conquer. Dark experiments have permanently altered time. Or have they? Now, Soviet tanks crush city after city while Allied cruisers shell bases. Spies lurk, landmines wait and strange new technologies aid both sides in their struggle for ultimate control. Command & Conquer: Red Alert gives you the opportunity to be more devious, cunning and ruthless than ever before. Easy to play and highly addictive, Red Alert puts the fate of the world in your hands! Surrender is not an option! With over 40 missions to play, thirty new units and structures to choose from including MIGs, spies, destroyers and submarines, and three game difficulty settings there are hours of gameplay to be had.

And last, but certainly not least, Madden NFL 06 will be released along with the other eight Sold Out titles. With the all-new QB Vision control, look off defenders, find open receivers and make huge plays within your quarterback’s unique field of vision-each QB sees the field differently based on his attributes. The new graphics presentation includes new camera angles, improved graphics, new commentary and cut scenes, enhancing the player’s game. In NFL Superstar Mode, experience the game in a whole new way by creating an NFL prospect and turning him into a superstar on and off the field, complete with an agent, endorsements and more.

James Cato, Mastertronic’s Sales Director commented “We are releasing nine great titles this month, offering our customers choice as well as value for money and the recent VAT cuts make it even more affordable for gamers to enjoy our popular titles. Retailers need our support during these difficult financial times, and we hope that these tempting titles will encourage customers to the high street where they can find great games at value prices”.

All titles are available to buy NOW


About the 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 value retail sector and built an international development and publishing operation under the Virgin Mastertronic label. The brand was subsequently re-launched 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 digital distribution. More recently in 2006, Blast Entertainment was launched as part of the group and has rapidly become a leading video game company exclusively aimed at the younger end of the Children’s market. Blast develops new content based on recognised family friendly licenses from films, TV, classic characters and toys and publishes on a variety of formats including PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS and more recently, Nintendo Wii. In 2007 Just Flight, and its sister company Just Trains, the leading worldwide simulation specialists, were acquired by the group. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the world’s largest publisher of flight simulation software outside of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts.

For further details contact: Monika Sobczak: Monika.sobczak@mastertronic.com

Kirsty Payne: Kirsty.payne@mastertronic.com

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