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Riding Spirits (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2002 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it has commenced shipping the motorcycle racing game Riding Spirits for PS2 to North American retailers. The critically acclaimed title includes more than 200 licensed motorcycles from Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki, as well as licensed accessories and gear from Shoei, Alpinestars and other major race sponsors. Called "BAM! Entertainment's two-wheeled answer to Gran Turismo" by online video game magazine IGN.com, Riding Spirits has been in development by Spike in Japan for the past two years.

"Riding Spirits was developed with such meticulous care that each motorcycle is modeled in exact detail after its real-world counterpart right down to the engine noise," said Alain Tascan, Vice President of Worldwide Product Development for BAM! Entertainment. "If you like speed, power and most importantly, motorcycles, you'll be in heaven with Riding Spirits."

The launch of Riding Spirits is supported by a multi-million dollar promotional campaign and a sweepstakes in which several Yamaha YZF®-R6® Supersport motorcycles will be given away. The campaign includes a national television, print, and online ad campaign, as well as in-store retailer promotions and circular support. For more information on the game and the sweepstakes, visit the official Riding Spirits web site at www.ridingspirits.net.

Players can choose from more than 200 of the world's fastest and most sought after licensed motorcycles in Riding Spirits.

A partial list of motorcycles in Riding Spirits includes:

  • Motorcycles from Yamaha
  • Yamaha YZF®-R6®, Yamaha YZF®-R1®, and the Japanese market Yamaha XJR400R and Yamaha FZ400R and more

  • Motorcycles from Honda
  • Honda CB1300 Super Four, Honda VTR1000SP-1, Honda CBX400F, Honda RVT1000R and more

  • Motorcycles from Kawasaki
  • Kawasaki X-12R, Kawasaki ZEPHYR750, Kawasaki ZRX-II, Kawasaki GPZ400R and more

  • Motorcycles from Suzuki

    Suzuki GSX-R1000, Suzuki GSX-R750, Suzuki INAZUMA, Suzuki RG250, Suzuki GSX750S and more

Riding Spirits offers single and 2-player modes and is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Riding Spirits is currently available and will carry an estimated retail price of $49.99 at most major retailers.

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