SOURCE: Silverstar Holdings

November 13, 2007 10:39 ET

Silverstar's Empire Interactive to Release 'Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory' and 'Stranger' on November 30

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Empire Interactive PLC, the international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software and a unit of Silverstar Holdings (NASDAQ: SSTR), has teamed up with publisher Fireglow Games Publishing to distribute two widely acclaimed PC titles: 'Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory' and 'Stranger.' The acclaimed titles will hit stores on November 30.

Continuing in the popular vein for which the original Sudden Strike series is famous, Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory pushes the boundaries of the real-time strategy (RTS) genre with some notable interface innovations, huge troop numbers, and enormous map designs.

Based on battles featured in World War II, Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory takes place in over six campaigns, where the largest of the maps is scaled to two kilometers square and takes an experienced player up to six hours to overcome.

"We are glad to partner with Empire Interactive," said Christoph Syring, CEO of Fireglow. "They are a strong player in the UK market and the reason we provided exclusive distribution rights for Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory in the UK."

Rob Noble, marketing manager for Empire Interactive, said, "Empire has a long, very successful history with the Sudden Strike series in the UK and working with Fireglow. Sudden Strike was renowned for innovation in the crowded RTS category, and Fireglow have developed a new chapter in the series worthy of carrying the Sudden Strike banner."

Stranger, the second PC title to be released, is a hybrid of the popular real time strategy (RTS) and role playing games (RPG). Stranger will combine the two popular genres to bring a unique gaming experience to the gamer.

Ludmila Ludvig, managing director of Fireglow, added, "Stranger is also a strong title, which should be interesting for many demanding players. We're confident Empire is the right partner and can effectively distribute this hit title in the UK."

About Empire Interactive

Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 18 years. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the U.S., Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for all current platforms in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Games such as Starsky & Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut have all enjoyed success across the world. Its budget label, Xplosiv, is one of the fastest growing in Europe. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at

About Silverstar Holdings

Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a leading international publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. It currently owns Empire Interactive, PLC and Strategy First, Inc., a leading development and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. For more information about Silverstar Holdings visit

About Fireglow Games Publishing

Fireglow Games® Publishing focuses on the marketing and promotion of first and third party products, with the goal of North American and Western European market penetration through publishing and distribution agreements. Fireglow Studios has developed the Sudden Strike series: Sudden Strike, Sudden Strike Forever, Sudden Strike II, Sudden Strike - Resource War, Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory (, and Stranger ( -- an independent RTS/RPG brand). Fireglow subsidiary studio, Fireglow Casual Studio, founded in 2006, has developed Plumeboom: The First Trial and The Golden Path of Plumeboom ( -- a casual games brand). For more information about Fireglow, visit

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