Milan, 26 th April 2012 – Black Bean Games and Milestone have today released a new trailer showcasing the core features of SBK™GENERATIONS, their upcoming motorcycle racing title. SBK™GENERATIONS is a huge experience set throughout four different seasons of the Superbike FIM World Championship, starting in 2009 and ending with this year’s 2012 season.
The official game of the Eni FIM Superbike World Championship is back on PlayStation®3, the Xbox360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC, with the most complete motorcycling simulation ever created: the Past, Present and the Future all converge to create a challenge never before seen. All the iconic SBK Champions will be included: from the “King” Carl Fogarty, to the “Gentlemen” Troy Bayliss on his Ducati, the 2011 Champion Carlos Checa, and many more.
Fabio Paglianti, SBK™GENERATIONS Game Director commented: “ Live through the generations has been our mantra since we started development on SBK™ Generations. We knew this was going to be the last iteration of our SBK series, so we wanted to give our fans something really special: the chance to experience all the emotion of the SBK championships from recent years.” He continued: “A ll the players will be able to challenge legendary champions, such as the amazing riders shown in this trailer and all in the same race, something which has never happened in a real life SBK round!”
SBK™GENERATIONS will deliver the best riders of all ages gathered through 4 seasons in the largest SBK game of all time. It will include 10 rosters, ranging from 2009 to 2012, featuring more than 220 riders, 141 teams and 60 bike models from 10 manufacturers that raced between 1999 and 2012.
SBK™GENERATIONS also features advanced improvements on the in-house developed X Engine, which now features a greater visual impact, a revamped career mode, more realistic weather simulation, evolving track technology, real-time lightning, bloom, High Dynamic Range, improved Emotion FX character animations that look better than ever and the usual high quality of game handling and physics simulation.
All this amazing content, together with the well-known SBK game quality guaranteed by Milestone, is available for only £29.99 on consoles and £24.99 on Windows PC and will be distributed by PQube. As the only motorbike racing simulation to launch in the current season, SBK™GENERATIONS is must-have title for all fans.
Developed by Milestone, a respected and established Italian software developer who specialise in racing games, and published worldwide by Black Bean Games, SBK™GENERATIONS is scheduled for release in June 2012 for the Xbox360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and Windows PC.
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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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