(Bochum, Germany, January 4 2011) Billiard Kings 2 is the new version of Soft Xpansion´s 3D billiard simulation program. It includes a large amount of various alternative billiard games integrated into one application: Pool (8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14/1-Ball, One Pocket, Cowboy Pool), Snooker, American Snooker (new in Billiard Kings 2), Pyramid, English and Russian Billiard, 5 Pins, Carambol.
The program uses a modern, powerful 3D engine to achieve an impressive representation of the ball movements, as well as rich graphics and excellent sound quality. Billiard Kings 2 includes modes to play with friends on the same computer or over networks. The computer is also ready to act as the player´s opponent. The program gives the opportunity to choose from opponents with different levels of strength and experience.
The rules of each game largely conform to the rules of the Billiard Congress of America (Billiard). Only few adjustments were necessary to adjust gaming to the play on computers. Moreover, special attention was paid to conform to the rules of the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (Snooker), of the Russian Billiard Federation (Russian Billiard) and of the United States Billiard Association (Carambol).
THE FEATURES AT A GLANCE
* New: American Snooker
* New: Multi-stage trick shots
* New: Master Class - a new mode which enables players to freely place the balls on the table, play with the desired inventories and to try and create their own trick shots
* Now 13 games in one program: 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 10-Ball, 14/1-Ball, One Pocket, Cowboy Pool, Snooker, American Snooker, Pyramid, English and Russian Billiard, 5 Pins, Carambol
* Multiplayer mode on the same computer, in a network or via Internet
* Play against the computer (five levels of difficulty)
* Championship mode enables players to take part in competitions
* Improved 3D engine for realistic ball movements and kicks
* Special tutor mode (kick tracing) makes understanding the kick techniques and the results forecasting easier
* Gaming environment may be changed (three rooms, interior design, equipment)
* Includes Billiard table designs adapted from the leading German manufacturer Dynamic Billiard Organisation GmbH
PRICES AND DISTRIBUTION CHANNNELS
The Recommended Retail Price for Billiard Kings 2 is 19,99 Euros. The product is available from the Soft Xpansion web shop and at E-tailers like amazon. Moreover, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Billiard Kings 2 may also be bought at software retail stores and chains across the country.
Windows 7/Vista/XP (32-/64-Bit), Pentium IV processor or higher, at least 512 MB of RAM, 300 MB of hard disk space, 128 MB video card with hardware acceleration, mouse, sound card, DirectX 9.0c or higher
ABOUT SOFT XPANSION
Soft Xpansion is a globally active, international team of software authors, developers, screen designers, engineers and product managers. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Bochum, Germany. In the past 15 years, more than 150 software products have been published in more than 200 different editions. Localized versions of Soft Xpansion products are sold in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, USA, the Benelux countries, the Ukraine, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia and Turkey. The product range includes solutions (out-of the-box standard software, developer libraries, software development kits and individual programming) in the following areas: Entertainment, PDF technology, document and database management.
For more information on Soft Xpansion, please refer to http://www.soft-xpansion.com.
CONTACT (ADDTIONAL INFORMATION, REVIEWERS´COPIES, SCREENSHOTS)
Soft Xpansion GmbH & Co. KG
44789 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49 234 298 41 73
Fax: +49 234 298 41 72