London, Friday 1 st June 2012 – Black Bean Games and Milestone are pleased to announce that SBK™GENERATIONS, the official game of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship, is now available in stores for PlayStation®3, the Xbox360 ® entertainment systems from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
For the last episode Milestone wanted to celebrate the SBK series, and its champions, with the most complete motorcycling simulation ever created.
SBK™GENERATIONS is a huge experience set across four different seasons of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Starting in 2009, and ending with the current 2012 season, the game gives players the chance to pit the best teams of 2009 against the best teams of today in the largest SBK game of all time. It also features more than 220 riders, from the 1999 season right up until the present day, 141 teams and 60 bike models from across 10 manufacturers. Additionally, players have the chance to race Superstock and Supersport bikes and “cut their teeth” on the feeder series before entering the big league. As the only motorbike racing simulation to launch in the current season, SBK™GENERATIONS is a must-have title for all fans.
The heart of SBK™GENERATIONS is the new SBK™ Experience, a unique and innovative game mode that will take the player into the world of motorcycling through exciting objective-specific challenges, and one-manufacturer races against the best riders in the world, legends included. The past, present and the future all converge to create a challenge that has never been seen before. Players will be able to challenge legendary champions such as “The King” Carl Fogarty, Troy Bayliss on his Ducati, Noriyuki “Samurai of Slide” Haga on his Ducati Xerox and the 2011 Champion Carlos Checa, all in the same race, something which has never happened in a real life SBK round.
SBK™GENERATIONS also features advancements and improvements to the propriety X Engine, which now gives players an even greater visual experience; a revamped career mode; more realistic weather effects; evolving track technology; real-time lightning dynamic range; improved Emotion FX character animations that look better than ever; and the usual high quality game handling and physics modelling.
All this amazing content, coupled with the usual SBK quality that Milestone are renowned for, is available for only £29.99 on consoles and £24.99 on Windows PC.
Get ready for one last epic challenge.
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About Black Bean Games
Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogame publishing arm of Leader SPA . Leveraging over 25 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a global publishing strategy of original IPs and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences for all videogame consoles and PC. The philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in two genres: Racing and Family & Lifestyle. The 2012 line-up has International appeal thanks to powerful IPs based on prestigious licenses such as the exclusive WRC World Rally Championship and MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship. For further information about Black Bean Games and its products please visit www.blackbeangames.com.
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian videogames developer and it is recognized worldwide as a leading Studio specialized in racing titles. In 2002 Milestone S.r.l. became part of the Leader Group. The company is unique in the Italian scenario thanks to an obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail which have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK® Superbike World Championship series and the official game of the World Rally Championship, both published by Black Bean Games, represent two clear examples. The team is currently working on MUD, the official videogame of the 2011 FIM Motocross World Championship, scheduled for worldwide release in March 2012. For more information please visit www.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 2011 the SBK Superbike World Championship® achieved the following: a worldwide TV audience of 462 million, live broadcasts on 95 television networks covering 173 countries, 3,106 broadcast hours, approximately 1,000,000 race spectators, almost 4 million contacts on the official www.worldsbk.com website.
SBK™ Generations © 2012 Published by Leader Spa and Milestone S.r.l., under registered trademark of Milestone Srl "Black Bean". All rights reserved. All manufacturers, motorcycles, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game are trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners.
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