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Horse Racing Manager 2

Cyanide Studios' equine strategy sim gets a UK release courtesy of Pqube.

December 2009 London: Pqube Ltd is pleased to announce Horse Racing Manager 2 (HRM2) is on course for its PC release in November 2009. HRM2 is the new instalment of the successful horse racing series from the famous Cyanide Studios, which offers you the very best of horse racing and stable management with unrivalled realism!

According to a major new Economic Impact Study published by the Sports Business Group at Deloitte* Horse Racing is the second biggest sport in Britain after football. It generated revenues of £3.4bn with total attendances of 5.7m last year and placed Horse Racing, again, second only to football. Over 40% of racegoers are under 34 years old and racing has continued to widen its demographic appeal; for example through the inclusion of mixed entertainment like music events, online betting and it has the most TV broadcast time of any sport in Britain.

HRM2 opens up this vast world of horse racing to the PC gamer. HRM2 is a complete sports management game: Invest wisely to turn your stable into a winning machine! Choose your land, build your facilities, recruit your lads and jockeys, buy and interbreed your horses, oversee the training... Take over the reins of your stable and discover the winning enclosures at British and international race courses!

Take part in your choice of 3 race types: Flat, National Hunt and Harnessed Trot. Choose the best training routines to work out what your horses prefer and decide on the best strategy for equestrian glory. Select from the database of over 6000 horses, each with its own attributes. Then race them at the world’s most prestigious tracks and courses.

Horse Racing Manager is created for horse racing enthusiasts and casual race goers, as well sports management fans and tycoon lovers in 3 separate modes.

o For horse racing fans: the Jockey mode allows you to create your own character and take the reins in 3D races to win as many races as possible in the full race calendar.

o For betting fans: the Punter mode gives you the possibility to improve your bank balance by betting on race outcomes. And the betting complies with the UK Tote and Bookmaker formats, plus international bookmaking systems are integrated into the game.

o For management fans: the Owner mode guarantees a complete range of emotions as the player fully manages the finances, day-to-day affairs of his stable, buying/selling of bloodstock and hiring/firing of jockeys.

HRM2 can be played in solo mode or multiplayer over a LAN or the internet. Jockeys take part in a series of races with final rankings depending on total race winnings. In Betting mode all players are punters at each race and bet over a series of races. The most exciting development is the new multiplayer Owner mode, which creates a permanent on-line world with full interaction between players. Not just on the racetrack, but also in such activities as buying and selling of horses.

Horse Racing Manager 2 has a 12 PEGI age rating and will be available on DVD from December 2009, at a recommended retail price of £19.99

Recommended System Specs: Graphics: GeForce2, RAM: 256MB, Processor: 800MHz, Disk space: 1.2 GB, Operating Systems: Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista

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Further information:

For sales and distribution enquiries please contact Kevin Hutchinson: Kevin@pqube.co.uk

For further Review information and game code, partnerships, promotions and competitions please contact Rob Noble: Rob@pqube.co.uk

*Source: British Horseracing Authority’s “2009 Economic Impact of British Racing” by Deloitte.

About Pqube Ltd

Pqube Ltd provides a complete range of services for media production and publishing worldwide. Amongst Pqube Ltd’s management games is a portfolio sports sims such as International Cricket Captain, Eco Tycoon, Ports of Call and Vegas: Let’s Make It Big. Pqube Ltd’s media services include design, artwork, web services, production and distribution. www.pqube.co.uk

About Cyanide

Cyanide is a video game development studio founded in 2000. Well-known for its sports sim such as the popular Cycling Manager Series or Pro Rugby Manager Series, Cyanide is also responsible for the famous Chaos League. www.cyanide-studio.com


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