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SBK08 Superbike World Championship

Superbike teams using the game to practise the USA's new Miller Park Circuit.

Varese, 21st of May 2008 - Black Bean Games, a leading European publisher, is pleased to announce that SBK®08, the highly anticipated official videogame of the HANNspree Superbike World Championship, has been chosen by key championship riders in order to get to grips with, and master the newest WSBK track, Miller Park Circuit in the USA. The Salt Lake City track hosts the next round of the WSBK Championship on Sunday the 1st of June.

Black Bean has exclusively provided pre-production copies of the videogame to the major race teams including Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki and their respective riders like Troy Bayliss, Carlos Checa, Regis Laconi, Ayrton Badovini and Fonsi Nieto, who are now practicing for the US on the Xbox 360.

"The level of detail and accuracy we have achieved in SBK08, both in terms of the track and the bike performance is the closest any of the riders can get to the real thing" said Antonio Farina of Milestone Srl "perfect for quickly getting up to speed on new tracks like Miller Park".

SBK®08 is scheduled for release on June 20th on Xbox 360TM, PlayStation®2, PC and PSP, and in Q3 2008 on PlayStation®3. In the meantime, make sure you visit daily the game's official website www.sbkthegame.com for up to date information, assets and more…

About SBK®08

SBK®08 is the unique official game of the HANNspree Superbike World Championship. As well as featuring the official teams, riders and tracks of the current WSBK Championship, SBK08 combines fast-paced, knee-scraping racing action with the very latest technology.

The game has 6 games modes – from Instant Action through to full championship weekends from the 2008 season – and 6 difficulty settings, that will appeal to WSBK fans and gamers alike, from an action packed arcade mode for gamers that want to jump in and challenge WSBK greats like Troy Bayliss and Max Biaggi, through to a full simulation mode for those that like to be challenged by mastering a superbike round some of the worlds most famous circuits including Donington, Valencia, Miller, Misano, Assen, Magny Cours and many more. The game also features an online multiplayer mode that enables up to 8 players going head-to-head!

About Lago/Black Bean. Black Bean is the games label of Lago Srl, which is part of the Leader Group. Leader SpA has been the leading independent distributor in Italy since it started business in 1984. Lago is based in Gazzada (Varese) which is situated 30 miles north of Milan in northern Italy. Black Bean label's philosophy is to focus on a wide range of games genre leveraging on the niche targets that remain uncovered into the market. By adding original content to the products and by fully localising the titles Black Bean's vision is to remain close to player's needs. Black Bean has distribution partners all across Europe and PAL territories including Australia and South Africa. www.blackbeangames.com

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