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Empire Interactive Announces FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for PC

February 4, 2008

Empire Interactive Announces FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for PC

PC release of the award-winning franchise expected June 2008

Empire Interactive announces that the PC-DVD ROM version of the best selling arcade racer FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is currently in development and is due for release in June 2008.

The FlatOut series has enjoyed global success on multiple formats, selling over 2 million copies and winning numerous awards in the process, with FlatOut 2 being named Xbox ‘Best Racing Game of 2006’. FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for Xbox 360 was released to critical acclaim in June 2007 and now award-winning Finnish studio and creators of FlatOut, Bugbear Entertainment, are currently developing FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for PC.

While simulation racers have traditionally found their home on PCs, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage blurs the line between arcade and simulation, offering PC gamers a “Deathproof” experience with carnage gameplay modes and enhanced graphics to rival the Xbox 360 version. Multiplayer online provides wheel-to-wheel action as opponents try to fishtail other cars and get across the finish line in a ‘no holds barred’ extreme driving smash fest.

Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire Interactive commented, “We are very excited about bringing FlatOut Ultimate Carnage to PC gamers. Research suggests that arcade racers are becoming ever more popular on the PC, with the Xbox 360 controller providing the perfect way to enjoy the genre. Ultimate Carnage is an entirely new prospect for PC and we’re excited to be bringing FlatOut’s unique gameplay experience to PC gamers everywhere.”

Clive Kabatznik, CEO of Silverstar Holdings added, “The FlatOut series has been a global success story for Empire and we are delighted that Ultimate Carnage will now be made available to PC gamers. With over 2 million sales globally the FlatOut franchise is an important part of the Empire portfolio and we are sure that FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for PC will only add to the ongoing success and bring new fans to the title.”

Jussi Laakkonen, Business Development Director of Bugbear Entertainment noted, “Since announcing the Xbox 360 release we’ve witnessed fanatical anticipation and demand for FlatOut Ultimate Carnage on PC. It gives us great pleasure to be finally providing what FlatOut fans have long been clamoring for!”

FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for PC launches globally in June 2008.

The next installment in the franchise, FlatOut Head On for the Sony PSP, is due for release on 14th March 2008.

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