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THE MUCH ANTICIPATED SEQUEL TO EMPIRE INTERACTIVE'S DESTRUCTIVE RACER RELEASED TODAY



LONDON, ENGLAND, June 30th 2006 - After months of anticipation, and in the midst of a high profile PR and Marketing campaign, FlatOut 2 arrives in the shops today on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC to the delight of racing fans everywhere.

As well as being Empire Interactive's largest launch of the year, FlatOut 2 is also one of the biggest and best racing games releasing anywhere on any platform in 2006 as evidenced by the critical acclaim it has received to date across all sections of the media. Complimenting this successful PR campaign, July sees a busy month of National TV advertising as the 8 months of building awareness, interest and demand continues.

What they've been saying about FlatOut 2:

"one of the most entertaining and boisterous racing games around."
Official Xbox Magazine - 8/10

"one of the purest, most fun racers around."
PSW - 8/10

"this sequel offers an embarrassment of riches"
Eurogamer - 8/10

"It's quite honestly an astounding achievement"
Total Videogames - 8/10

"FlatOut 2 is brilliantly chaotic, relentlessly quick and rammed with gaming modes to keep you at it."
Official PlayStation 2 Magazine - 7/10

Cont

"one of the most mentalist racers ever!"
Maxim Online - 4/5

"this gruesome, brain-dead wonder is one of the summer's guilty pleasures."
The Sunday Times - 4 Stars

For more information on one of the most destructive, high-octane and flat-out fun racing games ever, head to www.flatoutgame.com - ENDS - About Empire Interactive
Empire is a leading UK quoted computer games developer and publisher, specialising in innovative video games with mass-market appeal. The Group is one of the most established in the industry now in its 19th year of business. Its portfolio of titles includes Starsky & Hutch, FlatOut, Big Mutha Truckers, Space Invaders 25th Anniversary and Starship Troopers. The Group's value division, Xplosiv, continues to increase its market share across Europe and has experienced success with its first PS2 titles.
Headquartered in the UK, Empire has offices in the US, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Further information about Empire and its products can be found at: http://www.empireinteractive.com About Bugbear Entertainment Ltd.
Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. is an award-winning Finnish game developer focusing on immersive and advanced driving games. The company's international breakthrough was the critically acclaimed title 'Rally Trophy' in 2001. Bugbear released 'Tough Trucks' in 2003. The innovative and much-awaited 'FlatOut' on Playstation 2 ®, Xbox ® and PC CD was published in November 2004 with great success. An N-Gage exclusive story-driven arcade racer 'Glimmerati' was published in July 2005 to outstanding reviews. The company is currently working on FlatOut 2 and other unannounced console and PC projects. For more information please visit www.bugbeargames.com

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