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Xplosiv Unleash Planes, Trains And Some Big Mutha Truckers

London, October 2005: This winter whether you are on the road, in the air or on the railways you will need your gaming skills honed to perfection as Xplosiv release their exciting November batch.

Fancy yourself as a suave and sophisticated pilot of a Boeing 747, or perhaps you prefer to fly by the seat of your pants and want to take the controls of a WWII fighter jet? Then touching down into the Xplosiv £9.99 range are both Combat Flight Simulator 2 - Pacific Theatre WWII and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002. Both games have received rave reviews, with Gamespot.com calling Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, 'The flight simulator you've been waiting for' and Combat Flight Simulator 2 offering 'something to almost every simulation enthusiast.' So buckle up and order your copies now.

Joining these two classic flight simulators in the £9.99 range is a game to prove that there is a whole lot more to rail enthusiasts. Train Simulator will provide hours of fun for both rail fans and gamers who like their simulators packed with realism. 'This is the most in-depth and enjoyable train simulator on the market' says IGN.com. Praise echoed by Gamespot.com who said, 'this is a finely crafted, meticulous, and often beautiful re-creation, with depth to satisfy a hardcore gamer and simplicity that lets you just enjoy the ride.' Train Simulator puts you in control of each detailed locomotive, with accurate, fully-functional gauges and working controls. Step on board and enjoy the ride!

If you want more, then we'll give you more with the raucous hilarity of Big Mutha Truckers 2 - Truck Me Harder. For £9.99 load up your big rig, step on the gas and explore Hick State County in your 18 - wheeler. Ma Jackson, Hick State County's most infamous trucker, has been incarcerated on charges of tax evasion, 7,973 parking tickets, and numerous health and safety violations! Imprisoned, Ma's only hope lies with her kids. It's up to them to locate six members of Ma's jury and bribe them. 'Tried-and-true arcade truck driving with a colorful cast of characters,' says IGN.com. This game is great Christmas stocking filler for under a tenner.

Last, but by no means least answer the call of the wild in the hugely popular, wild and wonderful Zoo Tycoon at £4.99. 'It's a benchmark for finely tuned balance, interface, and polish,' says Computer Games Magazine, 'An enjoyable strategy game that's suitable for all ages,' adds Gamespot.com. Zoo Tycoon is fun for all ages and lets you stretch your imagination and build your ultimate zoo. But remember you have to keep all the demanding animals happy to keep the pounds rolling in, that's the only way to become the perfect Zoo Tycoon.

'These four hugely popular Microsoft titles will make a great addition to the Xplosiv PC value range and with the addition of Big Mutha Truckers 2 - Truck me Harder to the batch they offer something for everyone,' said Joanne Fawell, Xplosiv Product Manager. 'They are the ideal stocking fillers for Christmas.'

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About Xplosiv

Empire launched Xplosiv as a value brand selling low-price PC software in mid 2000 and PS2 in 2002, proving a great success in the UK and overseas due to the group's license wins with, Sega, Ubisoft, Taito, Activision, Microsoft, Vivendi and CDV. Further information on Xplosiv products can be found at www.xplosiv.net

About Empire Interactive

Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 17 years. The company floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange in July 2000. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the US, Germany, Italy and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles across all platforms in the US, Europe and Asia. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at: www.empireinteractive.com

For further information regarding reviews, competitions and promotions please contact:

Laura West

Tel: +44 (0) 208 492 1056

PR Manager

Email: laura.west@xplosiv.net

Robert Lightbody

Tel: +44 (0) 208 492 1066

PR and Marketing Assistant

Email: robert.lightbody@xplosiv.net

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