Empire will publish its sequel, Warrior Kings: Battles, a real time strategy title for the PC, in March 2003. Following on from this Empire and Black Cactus will release an updated and enhanced version of the original, called Warrior Kings Gold Edition in June at mid price. Empire also has the rights to release the game as a double pack with Warrior Kings: Battles and on its budget label, Xplosiv later in the year.
Ian Higgins, CEO of Empire Interactive commented, "This new agreement will enable us to manage the Warrior Kings franchise worldwide and to ensure that we can continue to satisfy demand for the original title."
Ian TurnbullDavid Bailey of Black Cactus added, "The original Warrior Kings was immensely successfula great success. We have had huge help from our fans in making and we have made performance improvements and enhancementsand many bug fixes since the game was first released. Thanks to Empire, worldwide customers can now enjoy the original game on the newest machines."