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  Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars Receives Limited Time 50% Price Cut across NTSC Territories
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05/25/2010
 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAN DIEGO, CA - May 25, 2010 - Independent videogame developer, Psyonix, Inc. announced today that their flagship, self-published title, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars (SARPBC) will be receiving a limited time, 50% price cut across supported NTSC territories in celebration of the forthcoming 2010 World Cup. The sale will run May 25, 2010 through June 15, 2010 and is available for download on the PlayStation®Network on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

“We are constantly looking for new opportunities that allow us to expand our community and user-base,” said David Bruno, Associate Producer for Psyonix. “And what better way to gear up for the World Cup, than to jump in the Battle-Car arena to make some new friends from neighboring countries, and engage in some friendly competition?”

In addition to twenty-five single-player mini-games, which also serve as a platform for new users to learn the ins and outs of the game, SARPBC shipped with three Battle-Car arenas and two skins for each of the seven different Battle-Cars. Over the last 18 months, Psyonix has doubled the initial content by delivering constant gameplay-enhancing updates and free downloadable content in the form of 3 new arenas and 14 additional battle-car skins.

“We have found that it’s a win-win situation for us and especially for gamers in particular, to temporarily reduce the price on Battle-Cars,” said Dave Hagewood, Director of Development for Psyonix. “By doing so, we are inviting new players to become a part of a growing community, composed of some of the best gamers who are always looking for a challenge.”

About Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars

SARPBC features unique rocket-powered cars with incredible physics-based maneuverability, including the ability to rocket into the air or accelerate at supersonic speeds on the ground by racing over boost strips, obtaining boost capsules or by performing a rapid succession of acrobatic flips. In the team-based soccer game, players maneuver their vehicles to perform breathtaking saves, awe-inspiring shots and of course achieve supersonic speeds that literally turn your opponents into scrap metal.

Wide-ranging community involvement is supported through team and league play, as well as extensive and thorough statistical tracking, rankings and rewards for individuals and teams, including support for PlayStation®3 system trophies. The game features three single player modes as well as team and league matches and scrimmage matches online. Using the fully-featured in-game video editor, players will have the ability to save, upload and share their amazing triumphs and hysterical battle-car antics to their PlayStation®3 system hard drive or upload clips directly to YouTube.

For more information on Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, including the latest news, contests, announcements and more, please visit www.battle-cars.com.

About Psyonix Studios:

Psyonix develops game software for major gaming platforms including PC and next-generation consoles. In addition to developing original games, Psyonix provides outsourcing services for licensees and publishers of Unreal Engine based game software.

For more information, visit www.psyonix.com or follow them @PsyonixInc on Twitter.

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Contact:

David Bruno

Associate Producer

david.bruno@psyonix.com

Dave Hagewood

Director of Development

bizdev@psyonix.com