FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GRAPEVINE, Texas– November 15, 2007– SouthPeak Games, emerging publisher and distributor of entertainment software, today announced it will release Iridium Runners on Playstation®2 computer entertainment system in February 2008. The new racing title is an original IP developed by Italian game studio Playstos Entertainment. Iridium Runners, rated“E” for Everyone by the ESRB, gives gamers a futuristic world of on-foot races that requires special powers and weapons to compete.
“Iridium Runners is a racing game from the future with crazy twists and turns that all gamers can get into,” Melanie Mroz, executive vice president at SouthPeak Games.“Playstos developed a captivating game that SouthPeak is really happy to bring to market because we know there are a ton of PlayStation 2 system fans looking for fun, new titles.”
Set in the year 2050, Iridium Runners puts players in pursuit of the Iridium Championship, a series of athletic on-foot races hosted on wildly inventive tracks and sponsored by futuristic mega corporations. The game combines speed with collectable power-ups and weapons which add to a frenetic pace of the game and many unexpected challenges along the way.
“We created an imaginative racing game experience with Iridium Runners,” said Luca Da Rios, CEO and executive producer, Playstos Entertainment.“It’s an ideal addition to the PlayStation 2 system’s catalog of racing games and now SouthPeak gives us the opportunity to bring it to consumers across the globe.”
Iridium Runners will feature several game modes, from full-championship to single-race, with the highlight being split-screen multiplayer. The multiplayer function is split into traditional free-for-all racing and a tactically rich team mode that allows for CPU players to fill space where human adversaries aren’t available. The team mode features teams of two players each, with each team racing for the finish line while also attempting to hamper the efforts of their opponents with the available collectables. The game is rendered in a cartoon-style format with visuals that underline the futuristic nature of the overall concept.
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About SouthPeak Games
SouthPeak Games, LLC has been publishing and distributing entertainment software since 1996. Recognizing the market need for an independent publisher, SouthPeak is focusing on marketing games from top-notch developers for all popular game platforms. Leveraging its outstanding distribution experience and retail strength, SouthPeak is currently launching new game titles in Europe and North America.
About Playstos Entertainment
Playstos Entertainment, a leading Italian game development company, is specialized in the production of original videogames for a variety of platforms and software technology for interactive entertainment. Playstos Entertainment is the developer of Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Conspiracy for Sony PlayStation®2, published worldwide in 2006; Playstos Entertainment is the developer of the Wazabe engine (Sony PlayStation®2 and Microsoft Xbox) and Wazabe 2 engine (PC and Microsoft Xbox360)