SOURCE: Silverstar Holdings, Inc.

November 12, 2007 08:00 ET

Silverstar's Empire Interactive Releasing Extra Content for Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - Empire Interactive, a leading international developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and a unit of Silverstar Holdings (NASDAQ: SSTR), announced they are releasing extra content for their Xbox LIVE® Arcade title Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe.

Over the coming weeks a steady stream of new content will be made available for download. It has already started with the release of the new "Theme Pack," containing four exclusive backdrops and a tiled Xbox blade. This week, it will be followed by the addition of four new downloadable 3D Arenas, each with three variants that gives players even more customizable options.

"Offering extra content allows users to tailor the unique Speedball experience to their own individual tastes," said Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire Interactive, "and it provides additional opportunities to increase awareness, and ultimately downloads of the full product."

Since its release on October 17, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe has generated an extraordinary number of downloads on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, and received extensive coverage and rave reviews in the gaming press.

"One of the all-time classic retro games." -- Official Xbox 360 Magazine

"The sort of game that makes Xbox Live Arcade one of the most exciting gaming platforms around." -- Euro Gamer

Mike Montgomery, of developers Bitmap Brothers added, "The extra content dramatically enhances game play, and contributes to creating the definitive Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe package."

Widely regarded as a break-through title that took the sports genre to a new level, the Bitmap Brothers classic, Speedball, was first released for the Amiga in 1990 and quickly became a huge success. However it wasn't until the release of its sequel, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe that the title reached new gaming heights and sold over 2 million units. It is still considered by many to be one of the best games of all time.

The Xbox LIVE Arcade version is a perfect conversion of Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe but with the addition of an all-new High Definition version, more teams and downloadable content, while still retaining all the classic elements that have made it a top favorite amongst gamers.

Xbox LIVE Arcade is the central destination for Xbox 360 gamers to download and buy smaller games on the Xbox 360 console. Xbox LIVE Arcade offers a large catalogue of fun, broad-appeal games that can be downloaded via Xbox LIVE.

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 The Bitmap Brothers

Originally Founded in 1987, The Bitmap Brothers are one of the original 'rock stars' of computer game development, comprised a small but highly successful development team with a history of creating unique, critically and commercially acclaimed IP across a number of popular platforms. For more information, visit

Speedball™, Speedball 2™, and The Bitmap Brothers™ logo are registered trademarks of The Bitmap Brothers. Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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