MUD FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REVEALS ITS 4TH DEVELOPER DIARY

Milan, 13 rd April 2012 - Black Bean Games and Milestone have today released the latest development diary episode for their upcoming motocross racing title MUD FIM Motocross World Championship . The latest development diary focuses on the Monster Energy Trick Battle Mode, which allow players to perform outstanding stunt performances that show off their bike skills.

Guest starring in the 4 th development diary is Vanni Oddera , Motocross freestyle champion who has collaborated with the Milestone team to help bring to life The Monster Energy Trick Battle Mode. Thanks to his expertise, which has been gained on some of the world’s most famous freestyle arenas, Vanni Oddera was able to offer lots of advice and input into the development of the game in order to make a more realistic in-game freestyle experience.

Vanni Oddera commented ” It was very exciting to work with the guys at Milestone. It’s been a blast to share my knowledge with them to help create MUD’s Monster Energy Trick Battle Mode, which I think is an amazing virtual experience.” He continued “In the video diary, everyone can learn the techniques needed in order to be able to perform amazing tricks. I hope everyone will enjoy playing MUD just as much as I enjoyed helping to create the trick battle mode. MUD is a real adrenaline blast and definitely captures the excitement of motocross!”

Set across six sensational arenas, in locales ranging from the Czech Republic to Spain and the USA, the Monster Energy-branded mode allows players to perform the most famous tricks from the motocross freestyle scene, from basics such as the Can Can or the Nac Nac, to more advanced and fearless manoeuvres such as the Kiss of Death or Backflip.  As the only Motocross game in the current season MUD FIM Motocross World Championship will deliver on launch day, Friday 4 th May 2012: the MX1 and MX2 championships, as well as the amazing Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations and The Monster Energy Trick Battle Mode. The brand new game engine features 14 different bikes, 84 riders (including stars such as Ryan Villopoto, Tony Cairoli, Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen) and 12 official tracks, as well as featuring fully deformable terrain conditions and a realistic MX handling model.

Developed by Milestone, a respected and established Italian software developer who specialise in racing games, and published worldwide by Black Bean Games, MUD FIM Motocross World Championship is scheduled for release on Friday 4th May 2012 for the Xbox360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and Windows PC.

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Publisher: Black Bean Games; Distributor: PQube; Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC; Prices: SRP £39.99 (PS3/X360), SRP £29.99 (PC)

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 FIM Motocross World Championship

The FIM Motocross World Championship is an epic motocross adventure featuring to the mix of the best off road riders in the world. The FIM Motocross World Championship was aired on 2380 hours TV Worldwide coverage in over 135 countries and it achieves a total audience of over 1.1 billion viewers. The 2011 FIM Motocross World Champion calendar consists of 15 Grand Prix races in 13 different countries and features real motorbikes on real tracks, with teams and riders locked in a dramatic race against each other. Youthstream is the Promoter for the FIM Motocross World Championship. For more information visit www.motocrossmx1.com/

MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship, "MUD" is a registered trademark of Milestone srl. Published by Milestone srl, under its registered trademark "Black Bean". An official product of the FIM Motocross World Championship, under license of Youthstream Group Lda. Developed by Milestone S.r.l. All Rights reserved. Manufacturers, bikes, names, brands and associated imagery featured in this game are trademarks and/or copyrighted materials of their respective owners. MX1® and MXoN® logos are trademarks of Youthstream Group Lda. MX-Life.TV® is a trademark of Youthstream Media s.a. All rights reserved.

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