London, 10 th May 2012 – There’s going to be a treat in store for race fans at this weekend’s European SBK round, held at Donington Park between 11 th – 13 th May, as Black Bean Games and Milestone have today announced that superbike fans can get some hands-on time with SBK™GENERATIONS, the official video game of the 2012 SBK series, before the game hits the shelves on Friday 18 th May 2012. The fastest riders over the weekend will also be in with the chance to win an X360 or a PS3.
During this weekend’s event visitors will have the chance to get hands-on with the game in the exhibition centre, on both the PS3 and X360, where it’ll be running across all 3 days, from Friday the 11 th to Sunday the 13 th of May 2012. Milestone will also be giving visitors to the stand the opportunity to have their picture taken with one of the Samsung Honda BSB CR1000 superbikes, as well as a voucher to get £2.50 off the £29.99 retail price of SBK™GENERATIONS when it launches, which can be redeemed at Blockbuster.
As the only motorbike racing simulation to launch in the current season, SBK™GENERATIONS is must-have title for all fans. SBK™GENERATIONS is a huge experience with a career mode that is set across four different seasons of the Superbike FIM World Championship. Starting in 2009, and ending with the current 2012 season, the game gives players the chance to pit the best teams of 2009 against the best teams of today in the largest SBK game of all time. It also features more than 220 riders (and some key motorcycles) from 1999 until the present day, 141 teams and 60 bike models from across 10 manufacturers. Finally, players have the chance to race Superstock and Supersport bikes and “cut their teeth” on the feeder series before entering the big league.
All this amazing content, together with the established SBK quality that Milestone are known for, is available for only £29.99 on consoles and £24.99 on Windows PC. The game will be distributed by PQube in the UK.
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 on Friday 18 th May 2012 for the Xbox360 ®, 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.
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