Portal Launch for Speedball 2
Publisher Frogster puts Info-Arena for Fans and Community online
Berlin, 2007-06-01: As the central communications platform for their dynamic actionsports title, Frogster Interactive and their partners Kylotonn and The Bitmap Brothers launch Speedball2.com. In the design of a futuristic game arena players get access to up-to-date game-information, news messages, downloads and a discussion board. Via the URL www.speedball2.com the complete portal is available in English, German and French language versions.
The Berlin based publisher has concealed a special gimmick for gaming enthusiast on the new portal. Those who discover the hidden reminiscence to the computergames classic Speedball 2 from the early nineties can take part in an exclusive raffle. The jackpot contains the Creative Soundsystem P380, a gaming backpack from Alienware as well as a Speedball 2 jersey out of a strictly limited edition.
Large-scale Community-Platform for fans
By launching a gaming-blog within the next few weeks, Frogster is going to expand the Speedball-2-Arena furthermore. A central Game Center with message board, worldwide ranking and league system will follow soon as well as an online marketplace, where players will be able to acquire cool fan-articles as well as ingame items like individual outfits to personalize their team.
A newsletter provides exclusive information about every step of the development progress. Subscribers regularly receive news in English or German, unpublished material and access to competitions. Who wants to be up to date with Speedball 2, registers on the new portal: www.speedball2.com.
Team Brutal Deluxe returns
In 2326, rival gangs form an ultra-violent streetsports league to settle their deadly disputes called Speedball 2. Two teams face each other in bloody battles for a steel ball. Nine on nine - in an all-out rush on the opponents' goal. Almost any malicious move is permitted. The winner of the matches secures supremacy over the city.
In the third quarter of 2007, Frogster Interactive is set to publish Speedball 2 as the longed-for sequel to the Amiga classic. The new release for the PC platform transforms the futuristic game setting with state-of-the-art technology into a high-speed online sports spectacle. Offering international leagues, a worldwide ranking system and a virtual marketplace, Speedball 2 pulls all registers of modern multiplayer gaming action. A wide range of fully customisable male, female and cyborg characters, dynamic sports battles, and continuous community support will convince sports simulation enthusiasts, action fans, and e-sports cracks likewise.
For the production of Speedball 2, developer Kylotonn has assembled a fresh team of experienced game designers and programmers. With photo-realistic 3D models, breathtaking animations and futuristic arenas for Speedball 2, the French developer team, already renowned for the "Bet on Soldier" trilogy, heads for a stunning comeback. As eminent advisor and lead producer, Mike Montgomery will supervise all steps in the development of Speedball 2. Since 1987, when he founded The Bitmap Brothers, he has been behind the legendary original as well as classics like Xenon Megablast, The Chaos Engine, Gods, Cadaver, Magic Pockets and Z.
The The Bitmap Brothers logo is a registered trade mark of The Bitmap Brothers. Speedball is a registered trade mark and copyright of The Bitmap Brothers.
About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG
Frogster Interactive Pictures AG, based in Berlin, acts as publisher of computer games of all genres and price levels and is amongst the market leaders in Germany. Under the labels Brigades, Hall of Game, Eclypse and BacktoGames the publisher markets PC games by international licensors. Besides this core business, for the future the growing market of massive multiplayer online games is taken into focus. Related to this there are, amongst others, stakes into Frogster Studios Co. Ltd., Korea, in Online Embassy GmbH, in OnlineWelten GmbH and in Yusho GmbH. The company currently employs more than 30 staff in the departments licensing, marketing, sales, administration and logistics. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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