Berlin, 22nd of November 2007. Commodore and Speedball have been a winning team from the outset. Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe excelled as one of the most successful games ever for the Amiga 500 platform in the early nineties. Until today the early computer games generation worships the unmatched combination of action-sports cult game and legendary gaming computer. FIP Publishing and Commodore now revive the glorious alliance with a state-of-the-art gaming PC. This high-end machine will be exclusively branded with the classy artwork of the new Speedball 2– Tournament. The futuristic computer is perfectly suited to run the new action-sports title in full 3D details. Besides, the partners offer a branded case with 750 Watt power supply unit to computer tinkerers. Commodore will present both products on its website www.commodoregaming.com.
The tradition-steeped computer manufacturer and FIP will additionally approach the Speedball community with a targeted newsletter mailing. Moreover, Commodore is going to use high-resolution 3D models and artworks for their Ckin library, from which users can choose individual designs for a custom PC. In return, the games publisher FIP integrates the famous Commodore logo into the packaging and the official websites, where it promotes the branded products also.
“What a truly remarkable return to one of the great gaming alliances this represents” Sean Charles, Marketing and PR manager of Commodore Gaming added.“The Speedball series are no less than a milestone in C64 gaming history, from a development house that became known for both innovation and its unique style and is fondly remembered by many. We believe FIP’s re-imagining of Speedball 2 to be a respectful project that benefits greatly from involving original developer Mike Montgomery as a consultant and adds great value to this classic title with many of today’s key features, like online functionality.”
About Commodore Gaming
Driven by a team of gaming veterans and enthusiasts across a broad range of disciplines Commodore Gaming is a passionate provider of products and services for the mobile, PC and Video game market. Created through a joint venture with Commodore International Corporation, Commodore Gaming was founded in 2005 and aims to re-establish the brand as a leader in its industry.
Speedball 2– Tournament
In 2326, rival gangs form an ultra-violent action-sports league called Speedball to settle their deadly disputes. Two teams face each other in bloody battles for a steel ball. Nine on nine– in an all-out rush on the opponent’s goal; almost any malicious move is permitted. The highly anticipated sequel to the Amiga classic 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 matchmaking function, Speedball 2 - Tournament pulls all registers of modern multiplayer gaming action. Fully customisable male, female and cyborg characters, dynamic sports battles, and a unique online community platform with online player and clan profiles will thrill sports simulation enthusiasts, action fans, and e-sports experts likewise.
For the production of Speedball 2 - Tournament, 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 - Tournament, the French development team, already renowned for the“Bet on Soldier” trilogy, heads for a stunning comeback. As eminent advisor and lead producer, Mike Montgomery from the legendary Bitmap Brothers is supervising the overall development of Speedball 2 - Tournament. Since 1987, when he founded The Bitmap Brothers, Montgomery has been behind the legendary original Speedball, 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 is a Berlin-based holding company with stakes in the field of computer games. Frogster acts as publisher of virtual worlds, so-called Massively Multiplayer Online Games, a growth sector in the games industry. The fully owned subsidiary FIP Publishing GmbH, based in Berlin, acts as publisher of computer games of all genres and price classes and is among the market leaders in Germany. The company publishes and distributes PC games by international licensors under its labels Brigades, Eclypse and BacktoGames. OnlineWelten, a Frogster stake based in Berlin, is one of the most influential broad impact German language MMOG and Gaming portals (Frogster stake 83%). Frogster Studios Co. Ltd., based in Seoul (Republic of Korea), develops MMOGs and publishes its own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia (stake 50%). Yusho GmbH (stake 50%) runs virtual worlds on its own servers and delivers accounting services for subscriptions and virtual items sales for its customers. The Frogster group currently employs more than 70 staff.
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