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SBK08 Superbike World Championship Videogame Reaches USA
Jul 31, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)
LOS ANGELES, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conspiracy Entertainment Corporation , a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software in North America and Western Europe, announced today that it has entered into a publishing agreement with Black Bean, headquartered in Varese, Italy, to bring the videogame SBK(R)08 Superbike World Championship to North America. SBK(R)08 is scheduled for release this fall across several major gaming platforms. Additional versions of the game are planned to follow in the spring of 2009.
The Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship, organized and promoted by FGSport since the 1980s in all its technical, organizational and promotional aspects, today represents one of the three "global products" of world motor sport and a heritage of undisputed value for motorbike fans. The race season attracts over 1 million attendees and 2 billion TV contacts through coverage on 95 television stations in 173 countries.
As well as featuring the official teams, riders and tracks of the current WSBK Championship, SBK08 has multiple difficulty settings and tuning options that will appeal to superbike fans and gamers alike.
The fast-paced, action packed arcade mode allows casual gamers and racing fans to jump straight in and challenge the WSBK official teams and riders in a range of weather conditions and on some of the most famous tracks around the world including Phillip Island (Australia), Monza (Italy), Silverstone (UK) and for the first time in the series Miller Motorsports Park (Salt Lake City, USA).
For the bike enthusiast, SBK08 offers unparalleled realism in the modelling and the handling of the bikes including detailed tuning and set-up options for every aspect of the bike (including suspension, gears, tires and braking). These will need to be optimized as the player progresses through each race weekend and as the conditions change from race to race throughout the championship.
David Pain, General Manager of Black Bean commented, "We're really excited to be bringing SBK08 to the US market with Conspiracy Entertainment at a time when the race series is becoming more widely known in North America. It is a truly great game for bike fans and for racing gamers in general looking for a new challenge."
Marco Husges, Executive Vice President of Conspiracy Entertainment Corporation, added, "It is good to be working with Black Bean and we are confident that we can build this franchise successfully in North America to mirror what has already been achieved in Europe."
As World Superbike came to the US in 2008, some riders even used pre-release code to practice the Miller track. Regis Laconi of the Kawasaki PSG-1 team commented, "I don't know the circuit so I'm waiting to be there and get as much information as possible ... I played with the SBK Xbox 360 videogame from Black Bean and it helped. Now I can say I know where the bends are."
Keith Tanaka, CFO of Conspiracy Entertainment, said, "Conspiracy is very pleased to bring new business to the Company from overseas. Our partnership with Black Bean provides us the opportunity to take a wildly successful international release and establish a US market from the very beginning. As we roll-out multiple versions of the game on today's top-selling platforms, we anticipate SBK08 to be a strong revenue generator for us beginning in the third quarter of 2008 and well into 2009."
For more details, visit http://www.sbkthegame.com .
About Lago/Black Bean
Lago S.r.l. is a world class publisher of entertainment software. Under its Black Bean label, the company publishes a range of high quality videogames across all major formats. Lago is headquartered in Varese (Milan) and is part of the acclaimed Leader Group, which has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment software sector. For more information, go to http://www.blackbeangames.com . Lago, Black Bean and their respective logos are property and trademarks of Lago S.r.l.
FG Sport organizes and runs the Superbike World Championship since 1987. SBK was watched by more than 2 billion contacts worldwide last year, with 95 televisions that gave live coverage in 173 different countries, 3,400 hours of live coverage with a media value of $770 million, more than 1,000,000 attendees during races, and over 5 million contacts on its official website http://www.worldsbk.com .
About Conspiracy Entertainment Corporation
Conspiracy Entertainment Corporation is a developer, publisher and marketer of entertainment software in North America and Western Europe. The Company develops and licenses properties from several sources, including global entertainment and media companies, and publishes software for DVD media, wireless devices, personal computers and video game consoles, including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc., and Microsoft Corporation. Conspiracy Entertainment was founded in 1997 and is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit http://conspiracygames.com .
Press Contacts For Conspiracy Entertainment Media: Calico Media Ted Brockwood firstname.lastname@example.org 503-342-8067 Investor Relations: Rick McCaffrey 781-444-6100 x625 email@example.com www.otcfn.com/cpye Black Bean Alberto Belli International PR +39 335 7181610 firstname.lastname@example.org
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