Speedball rolls around the world

Berlin, 4th of December 2007. After the UK, France, Spain and Benelux, FIP Publishing has now also licensed Speedball 2 - Tournament to Scandinavia, the CIS, South Africa, Australia, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi-Arabia and Qatar. All regional distributors will publish the retail version of the PC action-sports-game in the first quarter of 2008. Wendros AB brings Speedball 2 - Tournament to Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. The Russian distributor Akella is releasing the box version in the CIS-States. QV Software has sealed the rights for Australia and Nicolas Games brings the futuristic mixture of American Football and Rugby to the Polish market. Pluto Gt publishes the game in the mentioned Arabian countries. A few weeks ago, Ascaron had already secured the license for the box release in the UK market. Nobilis Publishing will release Speedball 2– Tournament in France, Spain and the Benelux. Further deals for the United States and Asia are in progress.“After the current publication in Germany we will send Speedball 2– Tournament around the world with strong partners in early 2008”, International Sales Manager Julien Renzaho from FIP Publishing comments on the signed licensing agreements.

Speedball 2– Tournament

In 2326, rival gangs form an ultra-violent action-sports league called Speedball to settle their deadly disputes. Two teams face each other in bloody battles for a steel ball. Nine on nine– in an all-out rush on the opponent’s goal; almost any malicious move is permitted. The highly anticipated sequel to the Amiga classic for the PC platform transforms the futuristic game setting with state-of-the-art technology into a high-speed online sports spectacle. Offering international leagues, a worldwide ranking system and a matchmaking function, Speedball 2 - Tournament pulls all registers of modern multiplayer gaming action. Fully customisable male, female and cyborg characters, dynamic sports battles, and a unique online community platform with online player and clan profiles will thrill sports simulation enthusiasts, action fans, and e-sports experts likewise.

For the production of Speedball 2 - Tournament, developer Kylotonn has assembled a fresh team of experienced game designers and programmers. With photo-realistic 3D models, breathtaking animations and futuristic arenas for Speedball 2 - Tournament, the French development team, already renowned for the“Bet on Soldier” trilogy, heads for a stunning comeback. As eminent advisor and co-producer, Mike Montgomery from the legendary Bitmap Brothers is supervising the overall development of Speedball 2 - Tournament. Since 1987, when he founded The Bitmap Brothers, Montgomery has been behind the legendary original Speedball, as well as classics like Xenon Megablast, The Chaos Engine, Gods, Cadaver, Magic Pockets and Z.

The The Bitmap Brothers logo is a registered trade mark of The Bitmap Brothers.

Speedball is a registered trade mark and copyright of The Bitmap Brothers.

About Frogster Interactive Pictures AG

Frogster Interactive Pictures AG is a Berlin-based holding company with stakes in the field of computer games. Frogster acts as publisher of virtual worlds, so-called Massively Multiplayer Online Games, a growth sector in the games industry. The fully owned subsidiary FIP Publishing GmbH, based in Berlin, acts as publisher of computer games of all genres and price classes and is among the market leaders in Germany. The company publishes and distributes PC games by international licensors under its labels Brigades, Eclypse and BacktoGames. OnlineWelten, a Frogster stake based in Berlin, is one of the most influential broad impact German language MMOG and Gaming portals (Frogster stake 83%). Frogster Studios Co. Ltd., based in Seoul (Republic of Korea), develops MMOGs and publishes its own as well as licensed virtual worlds in Asia (stake 50%). Yusho GmbH (stake 50%) runs virtual worlds on its own servers and delivers accounting services for subscriptions and virtual items sales for its customers. The Frogster group currently employs more than 70 staff.

Internet: www.frogster-interactive.de

Press Contact

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PR Manager

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Kylotonn Entertainment

Yann Tambellini

Creative Director

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F-75020 Paris

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