E3, Los Angeles, May 10 2006 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe [SCEE] is pleased to announce the September release of B-Boy exclusive to PlayStationPortable (PSP) and PlayStation2.
Developed by Freestyle Games, B-Boy allows you to battle through authentic Hip-Hop break-dancing culture, challenging the world's best B-Boys on the world's greatest B-Boy stages - and hopefully take home an in-game adidas sponsorship along the way.
The first and only authentic break-dancing title on PSP stays true to the spirit of B-Boying thanks to the wireless functionality - giving you the freedom to battle on the move – anytime and anywhere – just as B-Boy competitions were meant to be. Featuring real life B-Boy characters, every in-game move is motion-captured from the experts, including moves taken from world famous Redbull athlete, "Crazy Legs", who also acts as game MC and end of level boss. Battling around the world, B-Boy features real locations and events, accompanied by the sound of a licensed Hip-Hop and classic Funk soundtrack with each track being selected by the B-Boys featured in-game.
Progress through play by taking on 40 of the world's greatest B-Boy personalities, and pull off unique moves and outrageous combo's to become number one. Key game features include:
- 40 B-Boy characters to do battle with, including world famous B-Boy, Crazy Legs
- 12 fully licensed motion-captured competitive B-Boys from Europe, Asia and North America
- 21 authentic world wide locations including Redbull BC One, Freestyle Sessions, UK B-Boy Championships and IBE
- 40 licensed Hip Hop and classic Funk tracks
- Customise your B-Boy with full character personalisation – winning battles allows you to kit yourself out with the latest adidas clothing
Advanced control and animation system allowing full control of your characters power moves, stylish freezes and flare driven combo's
The world's most respected B-Boys and girls have been involved every step of the way to bring the most authentic B-Boy experience straight to PSP and PlayStation 2. From motion captured real-life moves to licensed tracks, notorious B-Boy venues through to street wear, B-Boy brings the battle to you, for you to take it where you want.
About PSP (PlayStationPortable)
PSP (PlayStationPortable) is a new handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. With graphics rendering capability comparable to that of PlayStation2, PSP features a 4.3 inch widescreen, high-resolution TFT display. The PSP system's storage medium – UMD (Universal Media Disc) – is a compact yet high-capacity (1.8GB) optical disc. With a wide range of accessories and connectivity options, including Memory Stick Duo, USB 2.0, IR port and Wireless (WLAN) functionality, PSP is the new entertainment platform from Sony Computer Entertainment.
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation2 and PSP (PlayStationPortable) software and hardware in 104 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the platforms in these territories. Between its European debut on 24th November 2000 and the end of March 2006, over 38 million PlayStation2 consoles have been shipped across the SCEE territories, over 103 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between its European debut on 1st September 2005 and the end of March 2006, over 5 million PSP systems have been shipped across the SCEE territories, with over 17 million shipped worldwide since its Japanese launch in December 2004.
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About FreeStyleGames Ltd.
FreeStyleGames is one of a new wave of groundbreaking European development studios. Founded in 2002 by a highly talented and experienced team, the company is re-inventing independent development. FreeStyleGames employ ambitious people and encourage fun & adventurous lifestyles to delivering fresh, original & innovative console intellectual property for a new mass market audience. FreeStyleGames is based in Warwickshire, UK and currently employs over 30 staff.