Speedball 2 - Tournament: The Championship Goes Online

13th December 2007

Speedball 2– Tournament, the ferocious and extreme sports game for PC, now with state-of-the-art 3D graphics combines brutal gameplay with extreme online multiplayer action. Control your team of heavily armoured players as you play on the extensive online network accessed through the game’s innovative GameCenter.

The GameCenter provides a unique opportunity to play friendly matches or official ladder games against other ranked players. For official matches it offers a sophisticated ladder and ranking system where all match results are saved on the server and integrated into the player and league statistics.

Once you have logged into the GameCenter you can also view Speedball rankings, player blogs or join the network of individual clans. Create your own profile to display your match statistics and then add friends, images and information on your team.

Manage your team

Before joining the online battle for glory, choose from a selection of 32 teams from 4 different leagues, each with their own emblem and uniform. Or customise your own personal team and choose every aspect of its style including team skin, armour colours and tags. Then select from one of 4 futuristic arenas to start playing.

Select a winning combination from three differently skilled player classes in order to triumph in Speedball 2– Tournament. Teams now incorporate all-new female and cyborg players so you can choose males for power, females for speed and dexterity or droids for their strength against vicious attacks. All players vary in their abilities, so it’s up to you to use your team to its best advantage.

About Speedball 2 - Tournament

In a degenerative futuristic society, gang disputes are ultimately settled by a brutal street sport called Speedball. Two heavily armoured teams, nine-on-nine, must fight a vicious battle for possession of a steel ball using brute force. Punch and kick your way through the opposition, pounding players to the ground as you go. Use any violent, dirty or malicious tactics to score goals and other points and win the game.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment

Web: www.Ascaron.com / www.Speedball2.com

Developer: Kylotonn Entertainment

Co-Producer: The Bitmap Brothers&Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Release date: February 2008

PEGI: 12+ (expected)

Format: PC

Genre: Futuristic Sports

About Ascaron Entertainment

>From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.

Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.

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