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'B-Boy' (PSP/PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT

B-Boy uses a dynamically controlled fighting system to help you battle the best b-boys on the planet. Over the course of an in-depth "B-Boy Life" mode, players build up a crew and battle against real-life superstar b-boys including legendary and original b-boy in-game host Crazy Legs.

B-Boy allows players to prove their skills as they challenge the world’s greatest breakdancers.

“B-Boy is the only game that gives players the opportunity to become premiere breakers,” said Katie Morgan, Executive Vice President at SouthPeak Games. “The game’s fantastic playability, dead-on authenticity and high production values give it a style all its own. While it remains true to its roots of the scene, it maintains a feel that gamers will love.”

B-Boy continuously challenges players as they progress from low key neighborhood street battles all the way to high stakes world championships. While working on their skills, they will also have to confront obstacles such as building their crew and their rep by battling real-life b-boys from Europe, Asia, and North America. Pull off impossible moves and audacious combos in order to rise in rank and become number one.

Every in-game move is motion-captured from expert breakers and combined with an advanced control and animation system allowing full control of power moves, stylish freezes and flair driven combos. Players will also be able to compete in style by customizing their own b-boy or b-girl with famous brands like adidas.

“B-Boy” is the first truly competitive breakdancing game, featuring over 800 motion-captured moves. The game includes Crazy Legs and the Rock Steady Crew and features 22 authentic venues including Red Bull: King of the Ring, Freestyle Sessions, UK B-Boy Championships and IBE.

Like a needle and a record, b-boys are nothing without their music that drives their culture. B-Boy also possesses a classic rich soundtrack of 35 hip-hop and funk tracks, including The Black Eyed Peas’ "Bringing It Back", James Brown’s “Get On The Good Foot”, Cypress Hill’s "The Phuncky Feel One" and Eric B and Rakim’s “Don’t Sweat The Technique” just to name a few.

Battles will be won and lost; reputations will be made and destroyed. Anyone can play but only the best will make it to the top.

Published by Evolved Games and developed by FreeStyleGames, SouthPeak Games will distribute “B-Boy” for PS2 and PSP in the U.S this summer.

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