Montreal, Canada. May 26, 2005. Publisher Strategy First, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSTR), and developer ZOO Digital Publishing, are pleased to announce that the action-packed title Gun Metal, previously available on console, has shipped to retailers nationwide for PC gamers in North America.
â€œA giant transformable battle suit with a staggering array of futuristic weapons makes this arcade adventure an absolute blast to play!â€ claims Jay Podilchuk, the producer at Strategy First, Inc.
â€œWe are extremely excited to see Gun Metal released for the PC and are confident that gamers will be pleasantly surprised at how much fun and excitement theyâ€™ll get from this title,â€ says Barry Hatch, Managing Director at ZOO Digital Publishing.
â€œThis console hit will be a welcome change for PC gamers looking to test their skills in some fast paced battles against overwhelming odds,â€ continues Podilchik.
Spurred on by countless conquests, the enemy moves ever onward, destroying all that lies in its path, and threatening the very heart of your civilization. One single hope remainsâ€”a prototype combat vehicle known as The Havoc Suit. Standing 10 meters tall, equipped with an arsenal of devastating weaponry, and capable of transforming into a highly maneuverable jet fighter, only this formidable battle machine has the potential to halt the invading foe.
Gun Metal is a futuristic action-packed experience where you take control of the fully transformable prototype combat vehicle known as the Havoc Suit. Use the Havoc Suit to battle-ground-based enemies, or transform in the blink of an eye into an agile jet and take on aircraft in high-speed dogfights. Either way, get ready for mind-blowing action and out-of-this world graphics. Fight hordes of enemies through 14 different missions, scorch the earth, crush rocks under foot, fell trees, tear chunks out of towering buildings, and raze entire settlements to the ground. You can also tool up with an extensive armory of devastating weaponry. Gun Metal provides the gamer with an unparalleled level of destruction.
Freely transform between mech and jet at the push of a button.
Tool up with an extensive armory of devastating weaponry.
Customize your arsenal before each mission.
Fight hordes of enemies through 14 challenging missions.
Engage in spectacular battles in a variety of breathtaking environments.
Leave your mark on the world as the â€œpersistent damage systemâ€ records every bit of destruction.
Assist your allied forces as they take their last stand.
Experience one of the first games to use CG, allowing for movie-quality, eye-catching special effects.
Gun Metal will be available for purchase at all major retailers nationwide at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Rated Teen by ESRB. For more information on Gun Metal, please visit www.strategyfirst.com
About ZOO Digital Publishing
ZOO Digital Group has two primary business unitsâ€”ZOO Digital Publishing, which develops, licenses and publishes video games, and ZOOtech, which develops software for producing interactive DVD titles. Game and DVD titles released through ZOO Digital Publishing include Alien Hominid, the Premier Manager series and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and ZOOtech clients include Celador and Ascent Media. CEO Ian Stewart founded the company in 1999.
About Strategy First
Strategy First, Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B. and Disciples II. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Steel Beasts, Galactic Civilizations, and Jagged Alliance, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com .
About Silverstar Holdings
Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high growth retail driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology related platforms. It currently owns Fantasy Sports, Inc., a dominant provider of fee-based NASCAR related and other fantasy sports games, Strategy First, Inc. a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC, as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband, a fab-less semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the cellular industry. www.silverstarholdings.com