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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Black Bean Games
Developer: Milestone
Release Date: Q2 2010 (US), June 4, 2010 (EU)

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'SBK X' (PS3/X360/PC) Adds Legendary Roster - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2010 @ 8:11 a.m. PST

Infront Motor Sports, Black Bean Games and Milestone have been tirelessly working together to inspect every corner of SBK09 to extract the best and to insert everything our players wanted for 2010 in order to deliver the best motorbike racing game ever made.

Get the SBK X [ALL] Trailer off WP (44mb)

The Superbike World Championship, also known as SBK, is the international racing series that features real motorbikes available in showrooms for Joe Public to buy. It’s this relevance to the everyday biker that has catapulted SBK’s popularity in the UK and other countries around the world since it began in 1988.

Motorbike racing as a videogame offers a radically different and spine-tingling challenge for players compared to car racing games. Remove the sure footing of four wheels, introduce sub-two-second 0-60 acceleration, tarmac flying past you at 180MPH, and you’ve got a taste of what’s in store.

SBKX will feature something very special for the entire bike enthusiasts and racing gamers community. Something more besides the game features that already make SBKX a must have for every 2 wheels fan. Something amazing, exciting and…legendary.

Other than the regular edition of the game, scheduled for release in late May for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation® 3 and PC, gamers will have the opportunity to grab an absolutely exclusive copy of the Special Edition, that will feature a unique Legendary Roster filled with the greatest World Superbike Series Stars. Every bike enthusiast can ride as Carl Fogarty, also known as King Carl, on his powerful Ducati 996, or jumping in the saddle of the last year Yamaha R1 of Ben Spies. Past versus present, ageless glories versus new heroes. Regardless of the rider you choose, you’ll ride as a real Legend!

Here is the complete list:

  • Pierfrancesco Chili,
  • Katsuaki Fujiwara,
  • Max Biaggi,
  • Yukio Kagayama,
  • Aaron Slight,
  • Colin Edwards,
  • Ben Bostrom,
  • James Toseland,
  • Neil Hodgson,
  • Carl Fogarty,
  • Troy Corser,
  • Troy Bayliss,
  • Lorenzo Lanzi,
  • Ben Spies,
  • Tom Sykes,
  • Akira Yanagawa,
  • Gregorio Lavilla

The challenge for the developer has always been to digitally recreate what are essentially two purely analogue machines working in perfect unison: the rider and the bike. For example, the rider’s position affects cornering, acceleration and braking, whilst the bike’s weight has to be shifted and power carefully applied at the rear wheel to deliver the blistering speeds these bikes are capable of on the tracks.

Most importantly, Milestone have worked all this control into a simple and accessible arcade mode, making it possible for anyone to pick up and play, but with enough depth and detail to satisfy committed petrol heads and bike tuners thanks to the full simulation mode.

SBK X features 1000cc and 600cc machines from Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, MV Agusta, Suzuki, Triumph, and Yamaha with the 14-track racing roster, which includes Germany’s notorious Nürburgring.

This is the landmark, the crossroad and the turning point. This is apex, where all the efforts of the past years have brought the official game of the SBK to.

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