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PlayStation 2 Wireless Gaming Hits Pinnacle

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Friday 26th October/...In2Games, the pioneering British developer of motion-based videogames and controllers, has today announced that its groundbreaking RealPlay range of PlayStation 2 wireless motion sensing games will be distributed throughout the UK by Pinnacle Software.

The first titles in the RealPlay will be released in the UK on November 30th 2007. Priced £34.99, each title comes with a unique controller which brings wire-free motion sensing to the PlayStation 2 for the first time.

  • RealPlay Racing introduces a wireless steering wheel, which controls the on-screen action for this fast and furious racer.
  • RealPlay Pool comes complete with a replica pool cue, with which players can apply swerve and spin before actually hitting each shot.
  • RealPlay Golf’s wireless club tracks your swing to bring an on-course dimension into the game.
  • RealPlay PuzzleSphere comes with a unique ‘sphere’ which players manipulate in real life in order to guide an on-screen replica through heart-in-mouth rollercoaster courses.

Two additional titles – RealPlay Bowling and RealPlay Tennis – are scheduled for release early in 2008.

“Pinnacle Software is the right partner for such a unique range of titles,” says Paul Rebhan. Sales Director, In2Games. “We needed a team who immediately bought into the concept and the opportunity at retail; but one which, more importantly, ‘understood’ what we’re trying to do. These are games for the whole family to enjoy, and we need the right distribution partner to maximise our presence at retail.”

“Innovative, enjoyable and affordable – that’s the RealPlay range in three words, and we’re delighted to have won the contract to handle UK distribution,” says Peter Sleeman, MD, Pinnacle Software. “The PlayStation 2 format still boasts the largest installed base of any home console, and the RealPlay range extends its offering into the realms of next generation. Hardware and software at such an attractive price point should swell the tills of games retailers up and down the country.”
RealPlay Racing, RealPlay Golf, RealPlay Pool and RealPlay PuzzleSphere will be available exclusively on PlayStation 2 on November 30th 2007, priced £34.99.