London, February 2005, Xplosiv announces the forthcoming release of SpinDrive Ping Pong, the first ever Ping Pong game on PlayStationÃ‚Â®2, licensed by Butterfly, the top Table Tennis manufacturer. The title is the latest edition to be released in March, joining XPLOSIV's ever growing PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 portfolio.
SpinDrive Ping Pong's puts players at the heart of realistic game play in which you battle your opponents for the top ranking title. SpinDrive Ping Pong's fast-paced, exciting and realistic Ping Pong matches can be played in three different modes: "Tournament Mode" puts you in a competitive knockout competition, "Rally Mode" lets you enjoy a thrilling rally and in "Exhibition Mode", you can start a single match straight away! Are you able to smash and spin your way to the top and become a world-ranking Spin Drive Ping Pong player?
# Super-realistic ball spinning system – enabling players to take control of the ball-spinning and enjoy developing their skills
# Very fast learning curve – players can learn advanced Ping Pong skills in no time at all
# Exciting and eye-popping spectacular smash shots!
# Each player has a 'special shot' such as speedball, fast-spinning ball or disappearing ball.
# Fantastic recovery shot! – just when you thought you couldn't reach the ball, a slo-mo cinematic effect kicks in and gives you an opportunity to return the ball.
"SPIN DRIVE PING PONG has been developed specifically to join the xplosiv portfolio. This is the first Ping Pong title for the European market and has a highly regarded sporting manufacturer license, Butterfly; commented Jo Fawell, Product Manager for Xplosiv. 'At a great price of only Ã‚Â£9.99 this title is great value for money'.
Xplosiv's portfolio now boasts 20 titles on PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 with a further ten new European releases planned for 2005. Together with the core range of over 60 titles for PC, with over 30 new releases planned for this fiscal. Xplosiv has also taken its first steps into value software for Xbox and Gamecube with 5 titles available on these platforms.
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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 14 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