WRC World Rally Championship Game

International Press Event – Milan, 21st July 2010


Milan, 21st July 2010 – Black Bean Games, a leading Italian videogame publisher, and Milestone, an internationally acclaimed Italian developer, are proud to organise the world premiere of WRC, the official game of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship, for representatives of the international gaming and motorsport media. This Black Bean Games title features an exclusive package including all the official licensed WRC cars, drivers and co-drivers from the spectacular 2010 season and from all the support championships: S-WRC, P-WRC and J-WRC. Designed for motorsport fans and racing games enthusiasts, WRC delivers an adrenalin-fuelled and realistic motorsports adventure that will entertain petrol-heads time and time again.


Alongside a presentation of the project by the Milestone team, the press event will give journalists the chance to preview PlayStation®3, Xbox®360 and PC versions of the game. Black Bean Games will also offer the chance to test the game using two official WRC playseats fully equipped with Logitech G27 and the latest Fanatec steering wheel. These technical masterpieces reduce the gap between gamers and the real-life drivers, creating a more realistic driving sensation. This equipment is provided by Playseat (http://www.playseat.com), the international company that strives to meet all the rally gamers’ expectations.
Discover more on the brand new product website www.wrcthegame.com and check http://blog.milestone.it/ regularly to get more information and facts & figures from behind the scenes.



WRC World Rally Championship will be available in store on the 8th of October 2010 for PlayStation®3, Xbox®360 and PC.


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.


About Milestone
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 home consoles and PC such as the Official World Rally Championship videogame. Website: www.milestone.it / http://blog.milestone.it


About WRC
The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is an epic motorsport adventure featuring some of the world’s greatest drivers. In 2009, WRC was aired on 264 broadcast channels in over 120 territories worldwide achieving a total audience of over 570 million viewers. The 2010 WRC Calendar consists of 13 individual rallies and features real cars on real roads, with teams and drivers locked in a dramatic race against the clock. North One Sport is the global Promoter for the FIA World Rally Championship. For more information visit www.wrc.com.


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