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Friday 4th October 2002

Z: Steel Soldiers released on Sold-Out label
Posted: Friday, 04 October 2002

Sold-Out have released our PC strategy title, Z: Steel Soliders for £4.99.

    Steel Soldiers march on for £4.99
    Bitmap Brothers classic is the latest recruit to Sold-Out range

    Leading super-budget publisher Sold-Out has announced yet another major addition to its £4.99 range of PC titles in the form of Z: Steel Soldiers - the legendary real-time strategy title created by the equally renowned Bitmap Brothers.

    Released to much acclaim and a clean sweep of high-scoring reviews in 2001, Z: Steel Soldiers is a breath-taking title from the innovative East London team - with one magazine even going as far as to describe it as ‘even more addictive than Pringles!’ Controlling an army of robots and a huge array of vehicles, the player is dropped into a series of scenarios whereupon they must use their firepower, strategic nous and cunning to seize control of a series of locations.

    In addition to its intuitive control system and long-lasting gameplay, the aesthetic elements that helped establish the Bitmap Brothers as leaders in the UK development scene are apparent. Hugely entertaining cut-scenes are used to unveil the game’s plot, while these are married with sweeping and incredibly detailed landscapes, populated by enemy forces that boast incredible AI. It all combines to create a landmark RTS title - and an extremely welcome addition to Sold-Out’s £4.99 range. A release date will be confirmed at a later date.

    Z: Steel Soldiers is a special title to us as it shows that we are as capable of creating high-quality and original titles, as ever.” said Mike Montgomery, Managing Director of the Bitmap Brothers. “We are also pleased that it can now be offered to a wider audience at an affordable price.”

    “This is a major, major addition to the Sold-Out range,” added Managing Director Garry Williams. “Z: Steel Soldiers is widely regarded as one of the best PC titles in recent years, scoring at least 90% in all PC Mags. We will add sales that make this title move like a Sherman tank, sliding down hill on Rollerskates, with a gale force wind behind it!”

    Press contact:
    Tamasen Franks or Danielle Woodyatt at Lunch PR
    T 020 7633 0633
    F 020 7633 0699

Article was taken from a Sold-Out press release


Speedball 2 GBA - Magazine Quotes
Posted: Friday, 04 October 2002

Below are a few quotes from recent magazines on our recently releases Speedball 2 GBA.

    "The greatest future sports game of all time makes it to the greatest handheld the world has ever seen… what always raises Speedball 2 even higher is the added depth… actually one of the most tactically sophisticated yet mindlessly enjoyable games of all time...gameplay lies at the heart of Speedball 2's brilliance... one of the best multiplayer titles of all time. We loved you then, we love you now...

    94%" GBX magazine

    "Bold, detailed sprites that animate smoothly against huge scrolling metal arenas help separate Speedball 2 from the crowd aesthetically, but its not just a visual difference…. Speedball 2 gets straight on with the action... one of the most addictive and skilful games on the GBA... Twelve years old and still the fastest and most brutal sports game there is.  Brilliant!

    92%" Total Advance

    "bliss (n) 1.perfect happiness; serene joy 2. An afternoon with Speedball 2: BD on the GBA… regardless of whether it came out last week or last decade, a great game is a great game… one of the greatest sports games ever… think American Football, soccer and rugby all mixed together, then bung it all in the future and set the action on full - that's Speedball..... a no-holds
    barred affair....everything we enjoyed in the original game has been ported across, from the shiny metal graphics and various game-modes, right down to the gym, where you can mess about upgrading your team at leisure..... the icing on the already perfect cake though is the multiplayer link-up options - being able to play against your friends is exactly what the doctor ordered. You don't really have much choice - go out, buy this, be happy....

    95%" Cube magazine

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