Berlin, 2007-08-20: For the first time in Germany, Frogster Interactive lets players grab the gamepad for ultra-rough Speedball 2 battles at the Games Convention next week. From 23rd to 26th of August, the Speedball-2-Arena at booth A02 in consumer hall 4 is open to play first encounters in the ambitious remake of the computergames classic. In daily 1on1 matches two champions per day can win one of the strictly limited Speedball 2 jerseys.
Developer legend Mike Montgomery of The Bitmap Brothers will be present for regular autographing sessions at the stand. On Thursday and Friday at 2:00 pm Creative Director Yann Tambellini of developer Kylotonn enters the stage for insightful talks and presentations. Thus, players can address their questions about the ambitious multiplayer-project directly to one of the leading game producers. Morerover, all fair attendants can register for the open beta test of Speedball 2 starting in September at all gaming terminals at the booth. With an exclusive Speedball handout disseminated on site, the application can even be accomplished from home.
At the booth of accessories partner SPEED-LINK (open-air area 1 next to hall 4) Speedball 2 will strain the controllers as well. CEO Tim Jöllenbeck is sure, that“SPEED-LINK game-pads and Speedball 2 build an invincible team!” And at the stand of Nova in hall 4, booth A09 players can win cool prizes like an Alienware computer, pro mousepads and gaming keyboards in daily Speedball 2 mini-game competitions. More information about the game at www.speedball2.com.
Team“Brutal Deluxe” returns
In 2326, rival gangs form an ultra-violent streetsports league to settle their deadly disputes called Speedball 2. Two teams face each other in bloody battles for a steel ball. Nine on nine– in an all-out rush on the opponents’ goal. Almost any malicious move is permitted. The winner of the matches secures supremacy over the city. In the third quarter of 2007, Frogster Interactive is set to publish Speedball 2 as the highly anticipated sequel to the Amiga classic. The new release 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 a virtual marketplace, Speedball 2 pulls all registers of modern multiplayer gaming action. A wide range of fully customisable male, female and cyborg characters, dynamic sports battles, and continuous community support will convince sports simulation enthusiasts, action fans, and e-sports experts likewise. For the production of Speedball 2, 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, the French developer team, already renowned for the“Bet on Soldier” trilogy, heads for a stunning comeback. As eminent advisor and lead producer, Mike Montgomery will supervise all steps in the development of Speedball 2. Since 1987, when he founded The Bitmap Brothers, he has been behind the legendary original as well as classics like Xenon Megablast, The Chaos Engine, Gods, Cadaver, Magic Pockets and Z.
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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 anddistributes 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. Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de
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