Flatout 2 Sells Past 500K, Wins Best Racing Game of the Year Awards
Helsinki, Finland, January 3rd 2007 – FlatOut 2, the sequel to the million selling, acclaimed destruction racer FlatOut, crashes thru the 500,000 worldwide sales mark on the back of three months of sales in 2006. At the same time, FlatOut 2 pickups top accolades for racing games as IGN.com awards the game as “Best PS2 Racing Game of 2006” and G4 TV channel’s X-Play show chooses the game as the “Best Racing Game of 2006”.

Developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by Empire Interactive, the FlatOut series were created to be most action-packed destruction racing experience on the PS2, Xbox and PC. With the sales of the FlatOut franchise now topping over 1.5 million units both the fans and the critics agree, FlatOut has smashed thru to the top!

“Being chosen as the best racing game of 2006 by two of the most popular game medias was a truly outstanding moment for everybody at Bugbear. We didn’t expect the accolades as we were going against a number of really great driving games. When the results were published, it felt exceptional. It felt like a real victory!” says Jussi Laakkonen, business development director at Bugbear Entertainment.

FlatOut 2’s appeal builds upon peerless destruction driven by Bugbear’s proprietary physics engine capable of delivering over 5,000 fully destructible objects on every track as well as 40 deformable parts on each of the 8 vehicles running and crashing side by side. Topped off by manic destruction derbies and the ever-popular Ragdoll punishing party games, FlatOut 2 delivers pure, unadulterated gaming fun.

Bugbear is currently developing FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for Xbox 360. FlatOut fans can expect a crash heavy year 2007!

About Bugbear Entertainment Ltd.
Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. is an award-winning Finnish game developer focusing on action driving games with over 2,2 million units sold to date. The company’s worldwide blockbuster hits are the highly innovative ‘FlatOut’ and ‘FlatOut 2’ on Playstation 2, Xbox and PC CD with over 1,5 million units sold worldwide. Bugbear’s international breakthrough was the critically acclaimed PC title ‘Rally Trophy’ in 2001, which was followed with 'Tough Trucks' on PC. An N-Gage exclusive story-driven arcade racer 'Glimmerati' was published in July 2005 to rave reviews. Bugbear is currently working on FlatOut Ultimate Carnage for Xbox 360 as well as other unannounced console, handheld and PC projects. For more information please visit www.bugbeargames.com
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Game: FlatOut 2 (PC)