Southpeak Games and Deep Silver just announced SBK®X, the SuperBike Racing simulator. Couple of things from the whitepaper that stands out:
- Evolving tracks
- 90+ racers to choose
- Three separate racing classes
- 16 player multiplayer
There is also the tried and true “career” mode available on many racing games. I think the sweetest piece of news is the low introductory price. $39.99 for Xbox 360/PS3 and $29.99 for the PC version. I think the reason the console version is $10 more is because they come packaged with the “Legends” DLC, whereas it might be À la carte on the PC version. I’ll see if we can get a review copy to let you know our thoughts. Below is the full press release:
DEEP SILVER’S SUPERBIKE RACING SIM SBK®X ADDS LEGENDS OF THE TRACK FOR AMERICAN RELEASE
HERMOSA BEACH, CA – 9/21/2010 – Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a worldwide producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, announced today that SBK®X, the newest addition to the simulation Superbike World Championship racing series developed by Milestone, will be shipping in America with the Legends Pack DLC on disc for console versions.
The Legends Pack brings the biggest names in Superbike racing back onto the track! Players can destroy the competition as “King” Carl Fogarty on his beast of a Ducati 996, or take control of Ben Spies’ devastating Yamaha R1. With 16 legendary racers to choose from, players will be able to take the competition of the present and face off against the masters of the past! No matter who they choose, they’ll ride the track as a Legend.
“We feel that bringing these luminaries of the circuit as playable characters to SBK X is a real honor,” said Geoff Mulligan, Chief Operating Officer at Deep Silver, while strapping on his racing helmet. “While fans of the Superbike World Championship will enjoy the robust selection of current competitors to race as or against, having the men who truly left their mark on the sport represented will really excite them. Who wouldn’t want to race as their favorite competitor, whether they’re currently racing or not? With the Legends DLC pack built into the console versions, gamers will be able to do just that.”
SBK X offers a wealth of options to the player: whether pursuing a highly realistic racing experience or just thirsty for a push-button go-fast thrill ride, players will find what they need. Add in constantly evolving tracks, 90+ racers to choose from, three separate racing classes, 16 player multiplayer, and a robust career mode, and players will find that SBK X gives them everything they’re looking for.
SBK X will be coming out on 10/19/10 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® for $39.99 and on Windows PC for $29.99
About Deep Silver
Since 2003, Deep Silver has developed and distributed interactive games for all leading videogame platforms. In all, the company has published more than 100 games. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to a wide audience, from kids to adults. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.
About Black Bean Games
Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogames publishing arm of the Leader Group (www.leadergroup.eu). Leveraging 20 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a strategy focused on original IPs and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences in order to globally release products for all home and portable console systems and PC. The actual philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in 2 main areas: Racing and Family & Lifestyle. The catalogue can satisfy a wide range of target audiences and different platforms users. The 2010 line-up is a real breakthrough across the International industry, thanks to the new strong IPs based on prestigious licenses such as NatGeo Quiz!, NewU Fitness First, SBK®, Superstars V8 and the exclusive WRC World Rally 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 developer and it is recognized worldwide as the leading Italian developer of interactive entertainment software specialized in racing videogames. In 2002 Milestone S.r.l. became part of the Leader Group. An obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK® Superbike World Championship series is a clear example. Milestone is developing products for current and next gen platforms such as the upcoming WRC World Rally Championship official videogame. www.milestone.it / http://blog.milestone.it
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