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Aug 12, 2010

MotoGP 2010 Video Game Now Available For Apple's iPhone And iPod Touch

I-play, Oberon Media's publishing division and the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today announced the launch of the MotoGP 2010 Game for iPhone and iPod Touch.

The only official game available on the iPhone for 2010, the fantastic 3D experience features the 17 MotoGP riders including Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, and comes with the official bikes and all 18 tracks which make up this year's calendar. There are a host of other excellent features too which make this a must-have for the dedicated MotoGP thrill seeker.

Championship mode allows players to compete for the 2010 World Championship, with two camera angles giving amazing views and acceleration controls that replicate the lean angle of the bikes through accessible handling. Racing like a professional allows players to unlock all 18 circuits, and the game's iPod library support function allows an individual soundtrack to be created.

"MotoGP is the world's premier motorcycling championship and one of the most exciting racing series in motorsports," said Tony Leamer, Vice President of Marketing at I-play. "Fans of the sport, championship series and racing alike will be impressed with the thrilling realism MotoGP 2010 brings to the palm of your hand."

Dorna Sports S.L. Managing Director Pau Serracanta said: "The launch of the MotoGP 2010 Game for iPhone and iPod Touch is excellent news! Many of our fans are also users of these devices and we are confident this launch will be very well received by them. We have launched MotoGP console games on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii with great success in the past. With this new game we will be fulfilling the demands of our fans worldwide."

The game is available now for $3.99/£2.39/€2.99 from the iTunes App store. To celebrate the launch of the game two replica Valentino Rossi helmets will also be given away on I-play's Facebook page




More, from a press release issued by Oberon Media:

I-play Launches the MotoGP 2010 Game for iPhone™ and iPod Touch®

3D Racing Game Features Elite Riders, Official Tracks and a Host of Features That Deliver The Unmatched Excitement of The World's Premiere Motorcycle Championship

NEW YORK & LONDON - August 12, 2010 - I-play, Oberon Media's publishing division and the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher,today announced that the MotoGP 2010 game has launched for the iPhone™ and iPod touch®. Based on the world's premier motorcycling championship series, the 3D racing game delivers the excitement, speed and realism of the 2010 season complete with all the riders, tracks and enhancements that make MotoGP the ultimate in two-wheel racing.

In the only official iPhone game for 2010, MotoGP 2010 delivers to racing fans the perfect mix of realism and arcade handling. The game features 17 of the sport's elite riders - including Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and more - along with all pertinent biographical information. Once players have chosen their favorite rider it is time to kick it in gear as they compete in the 2010 season by traveling to all 18 official tracks in the series such as Losail, Jerez and Indianapolis, including the new circuit at Motorland Aragon in Spain. The game also brings these tracks to life through an unlockable image gallery that showcases the real circuits of the world tour.

In order to allow players to fully experience the speed sensation on the tracks, the game offers a progressive difficulty level along with accelerometer controls that lean the bike while riding. Additionally, advanced AI challenges players until the final finish line of the season while the game's iPod Library support allows them to create their own exhilarating soundtrack - ensuring that the excitement continues at every turn.

"MotoGP is the world's premier motorcycling championship and one of the most exciting racing series in motorsports," said Tony Leamer, VP Marketing at I-play. "Fans of the sport, championship series and racing alike, will be impressed with the thrilling realism MotoGP 2010 brings to the palm of your hand."

Dorna Sports S.L. Managing Director Pau Serracanta said, "The launch of the MotoGP 2010 game for iPhone and iPod touch is excellent news! Many of our fans are also users of these devices and we are confident this launch will be very well received by them. We have launched MotoGP console games on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii with great success in the past. With this new game we will be fulfilling the demands of our fans worldwide."

MotoGP 2010 is now available on the iPhone and iPod touch for $3.99. To purchase, please visit: ~itunes.apple.com/app/motogp-2010/id381301564?mt=8+~

To celebrate the launch of the official MotoGP Game, two replica Valentino Rossi Helmets will be given away on I-play's Facebook Page. Check out the competition here: ~wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/54111~

View the trailer for MotoGP Racing 2010 here: ~www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfJcfj0HOL4~

Become a fan of I-play on Facebook: www.facebook.com/IplayGaming

Follow I-play at Twitter.com/IplayGaming


About I-play
I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world's leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With top franchises and massive distribution across online, social, mobile, and interactive television -- I-play content reaches global consumers, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play's PC publishing division is the creator of the hit Dream Day series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling authors James Patterson, Nora Roberts, and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie. I-play's mobile division is delivering some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world's #1 best-selling racing franchise, Fast and Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play's Interactive Television group provides unmatched casual game content for the living room, currently available to 38 million homes through key partners such as DISH Network, DirecTV, Bell ExpressVu and many others. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices around the world including Seattle, London, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Dunfermline, Scotland.

About Oberon Media
Oberon Media is the world's leading multi-platform casual games company, delivering global, integrated casual games solutions across online, social, mobile/Smartphone, interactive TV and retail categories. Oberon game solutions have been adopted by the world's leading digital and media companies, such as Microsoft, AT&T, Yahoo!, Electronic Arts, Orange France and more. Oberon Media's game publishing division, I-play, works with the industry's most talented game developers to produce the top-selling casual games, which are played across online, social, mobile/Smartphone, console and iTV platforms in more than a dozen languages. Founded in 2003, Oberon Media is headquartered in New York with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Oak Investment Partners.

About Dorna
Dorna Sports was established in 1988 as an international sports management and marketing company. Headquarters are in Madrid, with offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo and over 150 dedicated staff. The company is owned by Bridgepoint Capital and its management. Dorna has been the exclusive holder of the commercial and television rights relating to the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) since 1992. Dorna's focus involves a 360° event management philosophy with direct involvement in all areas of the MotoGP World Championship: sporting (Relations with the FIM - the championship's rights owners, local promoters, supervision of technical rules and relations with manufacturers and teams), media (TV production, TV coverage rights and all communications issues of the Championship) and commercial (commercial, licensing and corporate hospitality rights).