London, 19th May, 2010
Following some anticipation on the Milestone blog ( http://blog.milestone.it), Black Bean Games officially announced today that the SBK®X Demo is available for Xbox Live® Gold members, while Silver members, Playstation® Network and PC users can download it starting from the 26th May.
You can taste all the dramatic improvements Milestone achieved in the brand new “X” edition playing both in Arcade and Simulation mode on the Portimao circuit, challenging yourself in all the different weather conditions and even riding against other 15 opponents through the new Online Multiplayer Mode. Moreover, you can unleash the different riding experience of the Supersport and Superbike championship.
Start feeling the adrenaline of the best motorbike game ever made and get ready for the official release. SBK®X will be available in both Regular and Special Edition, the latter a limited exclusive one featuring a Legendary Roster - a list of 17 playable riders taken from the history of the Superbike - plus a DVD documentary video containing an highlights footage and an exclusive interview with Ben Spies, the 2009 World Superbike Champion.
Both the versions of SBK®X will be on the shelves on June 4th.
For the first time in the SBK gaming franchise, you will be able to challenge more than 90 real drivers on the official circuits, create and customize your own biker and race in the 3 different classes: Superbike, Supersport and Superstock™1000. Fun and realism through the Arcade and Simulation mode, with the chance to achieve goals in your career and enjoy a solid multiplayer game mode up to 16 players.
Visit www.indigopearl-press to view all the new screenshots.
Discover more on the brand new product website www.sbkthegame.com and regularly check http://blog.milestone.it/ to get more information, facts & figures and behind the scenes.
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