CHICAGO, IL– NOVEMBER 11, 2008– Interzone Entertainment, parent company of game development studio Interzone Games, today announced it has hired Brazilian World Cup Soccer champion Romario as an international ambassador representing their upcoming virtual world MMO Interzone Futebol (IZF). Gamers can register for the Portuguese Beta now at www.interzonefutebol.com/br.
Romario lead the Brazilian World Cup Team to a 1994 World Cup Championship, and has scored over 1,000 career goals.
“It is a pleasure for us to have one of the greatest players in the history of world soccer supporting us in this Brazil launch,” says Marty Brickey, founder and CEO of Interzone Entertainment.“IZF gives players a chance to become soccer stars in the virtual world.”
“With IZF Interzone has managed to create a game in which you can become a sports superstar,” says Romário.“Now everyone can have a game with their friends without leaving home.”
Romario starts today a full schedule of television and radio interviews, and will make promotional appearances across Brazil. He will also write a Portuguese blog on the Interzone site called Blog do Romário, which will be hosted on the Interzone site.
About Interzone Futebol
Interzone Futebol is a virtual world game centered on futebol (soccer in the U.S.), the most popular sport in the world. It is the only virtual world MMO futebol game which allows players to control every position on the pitch, including the goalkeepers which, in all other futebol games, is AI-controlled. The first city in this virtual world is Rio de Janeiro, and includes not only player-controlled futebol action and competitions, but also includes a 3D world of Rio complete with neighborhoods, shops, social interaction with friends, and the club scene with the music which plays such an important role in the lives of youth culture in Brazil and around the world. Interzone Entertainment recently announced that twice-Grammy-nominated Paul Oakenfold, named as one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers by Remix, CNN, and Rolling Stone will score Interzone Futebol.
Interzone Entertainment is a publisher of massively multiplayer online games for a global audience. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with studios in Australia, Brazil, and China, Interzone Games currently employees a staff of over 160 worldwide. Interzone is committed to the concept of fun and intends that this constant, almost maniacal focus on game play will bring a genuinely different kind of gaming to customers around the world.
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