SBK X Superbike World Championship
Special Edition to include "Legendary Roster" featuring World Superbike Series stars.
London, 11th March, 2010
Black Bean Games proudly announced today that SBK®X, the official Superbike World Championship videogame, will feature something very special for the entire bike enthusiasts and racing gamers community. Something more besides the game features that already make SBK®X a must have for every 2 wheels fan. Something amazing, exciting and…legendary.
Other than the regular edition of the game, scheduled for release in late May for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation® 3 and PC, gamers will have the opportunity to grab an absolutely exclusive copy of the Special Edition, that will feature a unique Legendary Roster filled with the greatest World Superbike Series Stars. Every bike enthusiast can ride as Carl Fogarty, also known as King Carl, on his powerful Ducati 996, or jumping in the saddle of the last year Yamaha R1 of Ben Spies. Past versus present, ageless glories versus new heroes. Regardless of the rider you choose, you’ll ride as a real Legend!
Here is the complete list: Pierfrancesco Chili, Katsuaki Fujiwara, Max Biaggi, Yukio Kagayama, Aaron Slight, Colin Edwards, Ben Bostrom, James Toseland, Neil Hodgson, Carl Fogarty, Troy Corser, Troy Bayliss, Lorenzo Lanzi, Ben Spies, Tom Sykes, Akira Yanagawa, Gregorio Lavilla.
The Legendary Roster is just the beginning. In the next few weeks we will disclose even more details on the Special Edition. Stay tuned!
For all the latest news on SBK®X click on http://blog.milestone.it/
To view the full Roster and all the new renders and screenshots please follow: http://bit.ly/be6lnC
SBK X Trailer: http://bit.ly/bwiBXY
About Black Bean Games
Black Bean Games, publishing label of Lago S.r.l. which is part of the Leader Group, has started establishing itself in 2003 as an important player in the international publishing arena.
Leveraging 20 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a strategy focused on original IPs and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences. Its latest twist brought to concentrate on Racing games and Family and Lifestyle ones. The first to please 2 wheels enthusiasts with the ever changing editions of SBK® license as well as car drivers passionate for tracks and off-roads experience, the latter to adequate to modern market trends creating new brands such as NewU Fitness First and NatGeo Quiz!
For further information about Black Bean Games and its products, visit the following web site:
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian developer and it is recognized worldwide as the leading Italian developer of interactive entertainment software specialized in racing videogames. In 2002 Milestone S.r.l. became part of the Leader Group. An obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK® Superbike World Championship series is a clear example. Milestone is developing products for current and next gen platforms: PS2, PSP, Xbox360, PS3, PC as well as for Interactive Television. www.milestone.it / http://blog.milestone.it
About Infront Motor Sports
Infront Motor Sports became part of the leading international sports marketing agency Infront Sports & Media based in Switzerland in May 2007. The company is one of the leading promoters in motor sports and was originally founded in 1975 by Maurizio Flammini.
Since 1989 the Rome-based organisation has been the promoter of the FIM Superbike World Championship, sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), in addition to the FIM Supersport World Championship and the two support classes, the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup and the UEM European Superstock 600 Championship.
The organization has its origins in sport and can boast a wealth of experience – thirty years – alongside the most important institutions and national as well as international federations. Infront Motor Sports’ commitment exalts the great value of sport as an occasion for getting together and as a vehicle for communication.
The FIM Superbike World Championship® today represents, together with Formula 1 and MotoGP, one of the three global products of world motor sport, a heritage of undisputed value for the fans and an exceptional marketing and communications vehicle for the manufacturers and associated firms.
In 2008 the SBK Superbike World Championship® achieved the following: more than 2 billion worldwide television viewers live broadcasts on 97 television networks covering 175 countries, 3.500 broadcast hours with a television media value in excess of US$ 780 million, over 1,000,000 race spectators, over 8 million Internet site unique visitors on www.worldsbk.com.
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James Beaven [James@indigopearl.com]
Kirsty Endfield [Kirsty@indigopearl.com]
020 8964 4545
Head of Public Relations, UK
Tradewest Games Ltd