High Octane Thrills Galore for iPhone and iPod Touch as XENDEX and I-play release Red Bull X-Fighters

12 Aug


Launching of the game coincides with the X-Fighters World Tour finale in London.


Vienna/London, August 12th 2009. XENDEX, a leading European mobile games developer, and I-play, Oberon Media´s publishing division and the world´s leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today announced the launch of Red Bull X-Fighters for iPhone and iPod Touch. The Red Bull X-Fighters freestyle motocross (FMX) series has established itself as the world´s leading FMX event which sees the best riders of the world pull off jaw-dropping tricks at heights of up to 40ft in the air. With Red Bull
X-Fighters for iPhone and iPod Touch, gamers around the world can now experience the thrill and excitement of the series in the palm of their hands.




The game boasts 8 different locations and arenas, 64 levels, 20 gravity-defying stunts as well as various game modes that will keep fans of action sports and stunt games thrilled and excited for hours. The game puts you on center stage of the 2009 World Tour. Take to your bike, launch from huge ramps and pull off truly stunning and jaw-dropping tricks whilst in the air. Do you have what it takes to wow the crowd and pull out all stops in the attempt to finish the World Tour as Champion?



“Having sold over 2.5 million downloads of our FMX-series on JAVA- and BREW-devices, we are absolutely delighted to partner with Red Bull and I-play in taking the franchise to the iPhone and into a new era”, said Michael Haberl, CEO of XENDEX. “We feel that with the strong brand recognition of Red Bull, the previous sales success on mobile and the technological leap in the iPhone gaming platform, Red Bull X-Fighters for the iPhone will meet even the highest expectations motorsports and stunt fans have for this game.”

“Xendex continues to raise the bar with the FMX franchise” said Keith Adair, VP International Sales and Marketing at I-play “Each iteration has outperformed its predecessor and now with the introduction to the iPhone and the partnership with the Red Bull X-Fighters series, we believe this is the best one yet!”

The game offers 3D rendered graphics, high quality character animation and cinematic video replays, offering you the chance to replay and enjoy your best big-air stunts. Use the accelerometer to balance the bike and the touchscreen to draw the stunts with your finger. Various challenges and achievements offer high replay value even for the Champions!

Key selling points

+ High brand recognition of Red Bull in general and of X-Fighters in particular amongst the action-sports enthusiasts

+ Hugely successful handheld game which has sold 2.5 millions copies and has a massive fans base.

+  Up to 64 levels, including Gran Turismo-like challenges for medals/rewards

+  Each level encompassing numerous challenges which can be accomplished either in bronze, silver or gold (high replay value)

+ Over 20 awe-inspiring stunts (and multiple possible combos thereof) including the never before seen Holy Grab, Apocalypse and the Death Walker

+ Video replays: Cinematic videos (drive-bys, camera circulating around the driver mid-air etc.) offering the gamer the chance to replay and enjoy his best big-air stunts

iPhone Features:

+ Innovative and simple gameplay: Use the accelerometer for balance and draw the stunt on the screen with you finger. The biker then execute s the trick in slow motion.

+ 3.0 Support access to the iPod music library

+ 3D rendered graphics and high quality character animation

+ 2 game modes:

– Time Trial: race against the clock and/or your ghost

– Show Off: beat the high score within a given time by pulling off the

coolest tricks and combos

The Red Bull X-Fighters game is available worldwide for $4.99 / €3.99 / £2.99 from Apple´s AppStore for the iPhone and iPod Touch.


Founded in 2001 XENDEX is today a leading independent mobile and online games developer studio in Europe. XENDEX employs more than 45 people and operates offices in Austria, Poland and the UK. Using its cutting edge creative and technology know-how, the company´s product range encompasses more than 45 highly successful and critically acclaimed mobile titles, including various “Mobile Game of the Year” awards, as well as 25 online casino titles. XENDEX develops games based on its own IP´s as well as with leading national and international brands, including Electronic Arts, I-play, Hands-On mobile, Vodafone, Disney and THQ to name but a few. In cooperation with its partners, XENDEX games are distributed to more than 200 of the world’s leading mobile carriers in over 60 countries worldwide.

About I-play

I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across the three most popular entertainment screens — online, 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, formerly Oberon Games, created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Causal Connect 2008 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play’s mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world’s #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast and the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play’s interactive television group, formerly Pixel Play, creates and distributes games featuring top brands including Centipede(TM), Missile Command(R), Asteroids(TM), Monopoly(R), Scrabble(R), Boggle(R), and Yahtzee(TM). I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland.


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