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Sold Out's October releases

Mall Tycoon 3, Commandos Strike Force, Sid Meier's Pirates! and Rogue Trooper join UK budget label.

Tired of cruising the same old mall? Then create a Mall that rules with Mall Tycoon™ 3 , the ultimate shopping centre simulation! It's up to you to build trendy stores, delicious restaurants, fun-filled arcades and even a cutting edge multiplex. View your creation in full 3D as shoppers swarm your fabulous retail empire and spend their hard earned cash. You've got to make sure you keep your mall totally hot, fun and successful -- or else your shoppers will go packing!

Go behind enemy lines as the elite Commandos and defy the challenge of WWII using any means necessary in Commandos Strike Force™ . Playtime is over - are you ready to be the best? Engage enemies with the super-trained Green Beret, Sniper and Spy and switch between operatives on-the-fly in selected missions. Turn the tide using multiple methods in open environments across France, Norway and Russia and execute ambushes, sabotage, espionage and much more! Take the fight online and play head to head with fellow comrades, with multiplayer battles for up to 16 players.

Raid the Caribbean as a 17th-century pirate captain in this epic, open-ended seafaring adventure in Sid Meier’s Pirates!® . Based on Sid Meier’s original masterpiece, Pirates!® has you facing countless dogged enemies, wooing fair maidens and raising the Jolly Roger on the high seas in pursuit of riches. Live the life of a buccaneer aboard the pirate ship - dig up buried treasure, plunder French ports, engage in fierce naval battles, romance governor’s daughters and duel enemy captains! From Sid Meier, award winning creator of the Civilization® Series, Sid Meier’s Pirates!® is described by PC Gamer as “Cheerfully entertaining villainy.”

Rogue Trooper™, a third-person action-adventure game incorporating first-person vehicle and weapons levels, uses story and plot elements from the original comic. On the surface of the war-torn Nu Earth there are tales of a mysterious and deadly lone warrior. A man who knows no allegiance but to his own mission of revenge against a treacherous enemy… He is the ultimate soldier, the last survivor of the massacred Genetic Infantrymen… the Rogue Trooper! Wreak revenge your way! - employ a tactical, ruthless combination of stealth and all-out action in wide, open environments and use quick thinking and next-generation intelligent weaponry to execute your vendetta. Experience the future of war and see intense hell of conflict like never before through merciless, expert eyes. With online multiplayer action, up to 4 players can co-operate to complete objectives online. PC Gamer described Rogue Trooper™ as “...a damn good action game.”

James Cato, Mastertronic’s Sales Director commented “With Mastertronic’s October line up, Everyone Can Play – Build the ultimate mega mall, battle the enemy in WWII, ride the high seas and play as the ultimate soldier in war-torn Nu Earth. This batch of quality titles will make an excellent addition on to our current range, and will offer value to both consumers and retailers this Halloween”.

All titles will be released on October 10th 2008


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 budget 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 MAD ( 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 kids 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.


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