SAN JOSE, Calif., (January 11, 2013) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced that MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita system and Windows PC* in North America on February 26, 2013. MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship is a motocross racing game created by Milestone, one of the most recognized racing videogame developers, and is the only video game to officially feature the MX1 and MX2 championships. The game also features the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations and presents the official tracks from around the world making this high octane racing experience the most authentic motocross game to hit North America and South America.
Fans and followers of the sport will also be delighted to see their motocross heroes surge across the tracks on-screen as MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship features a full roster of all the teams and world-renown bikers on the motocross racing circuit, including top ranked U.S. supercross champion Ryan Villopoto.
“Motocross is a heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping sport that involves incredible finesse as well as physicality,” says Villopoto. “This game will be a great opportunity for gamers and motocross fans to immerse themselves into the extreme sports world by racing through intensely rugged terrain and pulling off high-flying tricks.”
In MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship motocross fans will get more than just their hands dirty as they must use their guts and guile on the track during races, elimination gauntlets and head-to-head showdowns. Every bike produces different rips as they tear through the mud tracks, creating dynamic terrain deformation. Players can also take to the air and perform jaw-dropping stunts and tricks in the “Monster Energy Trick Battle Mode,” which offers 30 different tricks in three spectacular arenas. Players can also unlock more challenging events and spend their winnings on unlocking new tricks, better teams, or snazzier gear to deck-out their lean, mean two-wheeled machines.
“We are enthusiastic to release the game in North America with NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. This partnership will ensure the best marketing and support to the game in order to fully satisfy the gamers community who is heavily waiting for MUD American release,” affirm Luisa Bixio Milestone Marketing and Sales Director.
Behind the dangerous stunts and gritty tracks also lie great passion and appreciation for all the fans that support the athletes. To coincide with the lead-up to the game’s launch date, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will hold a “RV2 Experience” contest to make one fan’s dream of meeting Ryan Villopoto come true. One lucky winner will be a VIP at one of the motocross events, watch the races that day, and join Villopoto for photos to commemorate their special day. For contest details, please visit www.mudmotocross.com.
MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, and will be available for the PlayStation 3 system (both Packaged and Digitally), PlayStation Vita (Digital only), Xbox 360, and PC (via STEAM) in North America and Latin America on February 26, 2013. For further info please visit www.facebook.com/MUDmotocross.
*Windows PC will be available only in digital format via Steam ( www.steampowered.com)
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.
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. 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 represent two clear examples. 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/
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