SBK™ GENERATIONS

London, 2nd March 2012 – Leading Italian publisher Black Bean Games proudly announces today that a new exclusive SBK ® videogame is being developed by Milestone Studios, Italian software developer, and is scheduled for release in May 2012 for PlayStation®3, the Xbox360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Following the successful international launch of SBK®2011, both Black Bean Games and Milestone are looking forward to setting a new standard in the bike racing genre. SBK™GENERATIONS will meet racing fans expectations following the most accurate feedback collected from international critics, gamers, and worldwide customers.

Regarding the official content available on launch day, SBK™GENERATIONS will deliver the usual official package of the next Championship Season made up of classes, riders, and tracks from the 2012 roster. SBK™GENERATIONS will not only be your ultimate motorbike racing experience, but also the largest motorbike game. Follow us for more details in the upcoming weeks!

Live the Official Experience of the Superbike World Championship like never before!

For more information, please contact:

Tony Coles, Peppermint P

E: Tony.coles@peppermintp.com

T: +44 (0) 207 240 2645

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.

About Milestone

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.

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