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Soul and Vibe Launches Striker Rush: Champion EditionSoccer Game's Release Coincides With E3 and the Start of World Cup, 2014 (June 12, 2014)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/14 -- Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc. (OTCQB: SOUL), "The Company," a video and computer games company, today announced the launch of Striker Rush: Champion Edition, an easy to pick-up-and-play soccer game, for the Android platform. The "Free-To-Play" game is available today via Google Play for Android devices and will be released shortly via Apple's App Store for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. The launch of Striker Rush: Champion Edition coincides day-and-date with the opening game of the 2014 World Cup tournament, in Brazil.
The announcement was made during "Day 3" of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, "E3," in Los Angeles, California. "E3" is the world's premier trade show for the video and computer games industry and is presented by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).
Striker Rush: Champion Edition is a speed-escalating "lane-based runner" in which you dribble through defenders, dodge obstacles, collect pick-ups, and score goals. Playing as your favorite national team, you compete against a wealth of rival teams for the ultimate in bragging rights: The top-seat on the global leaderboard. Striker Rush: Champion Edition is a "Free-To-Play" game and features in-game/in-app consumable content that players can purchase to customize, and/or enhance, their play experience. The game was developed by 1DER Entertainment.
"We are very excited to announce the launch of Striker Rush: Champion Edition for the Android platform," said Soul and Vibe's CEO and President, Peter Anthony Chiodo ("Tony"). "Striker Rush: Champion Edition is a fun, fast-paced, and easy to pick-up-and play, sports game that we anticipate will appeal, worldwide, to soccer fans and gamers of all ages. I am proud that the Company's growth over the last year has enabled us to launch Striker Rush: Champion Edition during E3 2014. Our announcement today is, also, particularly exciting for us as a company given it coincides with the opening game of the 2014 World Cup. An estimated 700 million viewers, worldwide, watched the 2010 World Cup. This year's World Cup is projected to be the most watched, ever. With the world's attention fixed on soccer over the next several weeks, we thought the time was right to launch Striker Rush: Champion Edition."
In addition to Striker Rush: Champion Edition, Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc. is working with 1DER Entertainment on a second, currently unannounced, title. The game was teased during the recent ROTH Investment Conference in March 2014.
During the 1st Quarter, Soul and Vibe launched Timeless Gems, a "Free-To-Play" innovative "match-3" puzzle game for Facebook, Android devices, and Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Since its worldwide multi-platform launch, Timeless Gems downloads have rapidly surpassed 450,000 and, as announced in April 2014, monetized content sales have outperformed the industry standard for a "Free-To-Play" game.
For more information on Striker Rush: Champion Edition, visit the official Striker Rush Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/StrikerRush. Additional information and updates can be found on the official Soul and Vibe website: http://www.soulandvibe.com.
Soul and Vibe Investor Page: http://ir.soulandvibe.com
About 1DER Entertainment
1DER Entertainment Ltd. is a developer and publisher of gaming and entertainment software for mobile devices and personal computers. 1DER Entertainment Ltd. was founded in 2011 by industry experts with massive game development and distribution business experience. The high-profile 2D and 3D art capabilities of their strategic partner, OtherSide OutSourcing (www.os-os.net), grants the highest art quality for 1DER Entertainment Ltd. titles. 1DER Entertainment has a distribution agreement with Valve Corporation for their Steam platform, with Apple Inc. for iPad, iPod, and iPhone devices, and with Google Inc. for the Android platform. The mission of 1DER Entertainment is to deliver wonderful entertainment for gamers on various platforms. www.1der-ent.com
About Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc.
Soul and Vibe Interactive Inc. (also Soul & Vibe Interactive Inc. on www.sec.gov) is a publisher of games and games-related content for consoles, mobile devices, and personal computers addressing a $56 billion market projected to grow to $82 billion by 2015. The Company specializes in the creation of original intellectual properties and has extensive experience licensing world-renowned brands from influential companies. Soul and Vibe has license agreements with General Mills and Deere & Company, and game development and publishing agreements for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, Windows 8, Windows Live, and Windows Phone from Microsoft, and the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation® Vita (PS Vita) from Sony. Through partnerships with technically sophisticated software developers located all over the world, Soul and Vibe transforms unique concepts into engaging, highly accessible, and affordable games and entertainment experiences. www.soulandvibe.com.
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