Go Head to Head With The Superstars of The NHL!

Empire Interactive announces the release of Solid Ice

Germantown, MD - October 5, 1996 - empire Interactive announced today the release of Solid Ice, a realistic ice hockey simulation featuring all the NHLPA's superstars. Solid Ice, developed by Montreal-based Strategy First, is available for PC CD-ROM.

Strategy First's debut title, Solid Ice, has it all: bone-jarring body checks, bullet-like slapshots, great glove saves and spectacular goals. Superior artificial intelligence and total control over the action set Solid Ice apart from its competitors. It's hard hitting hockey packed with customizing features found nowhere else.

Chris Mate, President of empire Interactive, commented "It has been a pleasure working in conjunction with Strategy First to bring Solid Ice to market. They are hockey fanatics and their love of the game is evident in every aspect of the simulation." He continues on to say, "Strategy First approaches each of their games with this kind of passion and I think that sports gamers will see this in the quality and superior gameplay that Solid Ice provides."

As a special bonus, Solid Ice owners will also receive unlimited access to all the hockey news on NETSport's Internet site for one full year. Valued at $24.99, NETSport is packed with news from every team, including updated rosters, game summaries, previews, player interviews, contests and more.

Established in 1985, empire Interactive is a worldwide interactive entertainment company whose top games include The Civil War: 1861 - 1864 and Dawn Patrol. Upcoming titles include Flying Corps and Mig Alley. empire Interactive also distributes the award-winning Battleground series from TalonSoft, Inc, a Maryland based CD-ROM entertainment publisher and Terry Bradshaw Fantasy Football by FSPI, the nations leader in the field of fantasy sports league administration software.

Strategy First Inc., a publisher of entertainment software, has worked with some of the leading software and entertainment companies. These include Cinar Films, Sir Tech, Simulations Canada, Strategic Simulations Inc. and OverTime Sports. Future titles include Man Of War and Extreme Street Hockey both scheduled for release in March, 1997.

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