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Bandai Namco reminded us of a universal truth today: Motorcycles are awesome. Hence the reason the publisher announced that Ride, a "complete motorcycle racing simulator," will launch in spring 2015, a good time of year to break out super-cool motorcycles and take them for a spin. The game is in development for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Ride will feature more than 100 bikes from real-life manufacturers usable in four different racing categories: Superbikes, Supersports, Naked and Historical bikes. The game will also allow players to customize their bikes and riders (we're hoping for some sweet leather jackets to wear in-game). Ride is being developed by Milestone Srl, an Italian studio credited with work on the MotoGP and MXGP motorcycle racing series.
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BANDAI NAMCO GAMES AMERICA UNVEILS RIDE,
THE COMPLETE MOTORCYCLE RACING EXPERIENCE
COMING TO NORTH AMERICA SPRING 2015

RIDE to Feature More Than 100 Bikes and a High Level of Customization
to Become the Perfect Rider

SAN JOSE, Calif., (December 4, 2014) – BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and developer Milestone s.r.l., have announced that RIDE, a complete motorcycle racing simulator, will launch in Spring 2015 on the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and available on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and PC (Steam). RIDE offers an intense and incredibly deep racing experience with more than 100 bikes from the world's most popular manufacturers, along with a diverse selection of circuits that range from city, country, and historic tracks from the world of motorcycling. The public is invited to be the first to play the game at Sony's "PlayStation Experience" (PSX) in Las Vegas on December 6th and 7th (http://www.playstation.com/en-us/campaigns/2014/playstation-experience/).

From the grease of the garage to the sight of burning rubber on the racetrack, RIDE offers motorcycle enthusiasts and gamers alike a complete racing experience as gamers take to four different categories of racing – Superbikes, Supersports, Naked, and Historical bikes. The title offers extensive vehicle and rider customization, presenting players with a vast array of options to keep gameplay fresh and exhilarating over the long term.

"With RIDE, Milestone has captured the quintessential motorcycle racing experience, with a huge selection of bikes, tracks and customization," said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. "With so much content, coupled with true-to-life racing simulation, motorcycle fans will finally have the next-gen racer they've been waiting for, and gamers of all stripes can experience the adrenaline rush of the redline."

For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. game titles and products, please visit http://bandainamcogames.com.

Check our community at www.facebook.com/ridegame, www.youtube.com/ridevideogame and on the official website www.ridevideogame.com. Do you have a twitter account? share your thoughts with #ridevideogame

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About BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content - including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.bandainamcogames.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS

RIDE © 2014 Published by BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and Developed by Milestone S.r.l. All rights reserved.

All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Press Release © 2014 BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.

About Milestone
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest worldwide two-wheel videogame developer. The company is unique in the Italian scenario thanks to an obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail which have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. MXGP, MotoGP™ and the official game of the World Rally Championship represent three clear examples. For more information please visit www.milestone.it or follow our twitter account www.twiter.com/MilestoneItaly

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