New Downhill Xtreme Update Introduces Revamped Game Modes and Fan-Made Features

Popular longboard racing game brings exciting new additions to iOS

Sheffield, UK - Distinctive Developments, award-winning producer of independent games including the top-selling Hockey Nations and Rugby Nations franchises, is thrilled to announce the latest update to its popular iOS longboard racing game, Downhill Xtreme on iOS. With over two million downloads since its April release, Downhill Xtreme now features a revamped online mode that allows players to choose opponents from several different categories, including World's Best (the top player across the globe) and Rivals (a personal list of riders). Mobile longboard racers can now challenge a variety of opponents in fast-paced competitions according to their own terms.

Distinctive Developments’ latest update to Downhill Xtreme celebrates the game’s wild success among fans and the resounding praise that it has received from press. With over 9,600 Facebook fans and 4,200 Twitter followers, the game has gained a loyal following among both gamer and longboard communities. The update introduces a longboard created by the winner of Distinctive Developments’ “design-a-board” competition, Stijn Maes, in addition to the Spartan Board, a longboard that boasts the game’s best specifications to date.

As the world’s first longboard racing title, Downhill Xtreme launches players through a whirlwind of exotic locations and sets them against the clock in an adrenaline-fueled race to the bottom. Speeding through tracks of volatile twists and turns, players advance from amateur racer to professional longboarder by conquering new destinations and tougher races, collecting money and prizes along the way. With stunning 3D graphics, precise gyroscopic controls, and a killer soundtrack featuring unreleased tracks from the latest indie bands, including We Outspoken, Kidd Russell, and The Clench, Downhill Xtreme takes players on an electrifying racing experience unlike any other.

“The latest Downhill Xtreme update is really our way of saying ‘Thank You’ to our fans,” said Nigel Little, Managing Director of Distinctive Developments. “Since the game’s launch, we’ve been lucky to have a steadily growing and engaging group of devotees who have never shied away from evangelizing the title. It’s through their insightful feedback and unwavering loyalty that the game has become the success that it is, and we hope that the new features found in this update convey our gratitude.”

What’s New in this Update:
- Revamped Online Events allowing players to choose opponents from different categories, including: World's Best, Local (top ten riders from a player’s country), Skill Level (a player’s XP level), and Rivals (personal list of riders).
- Awesome new songs from indie artists We Outspoken, Kidd Russell, and The Clench
- The golden Spartan board with the best specifications in the game
- Signature Stijn Maes longboard, winner of the Distinctive Developments’ “design-a-board” competition

Downhill Xtreme is available for free for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch  in the App Store at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/downhill-xtreme/id483554913?mt=8

For more information, please visit distinctivegames.com or www.facebook.com/downhillxtreme.

Screenshots:
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Posters:
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Trailer: http://youtu.be/aIhGQCsp6k4

About Distinctive Developments:
Since 2001, Distinctive Developments has been developing award-winning mobile titles for all major gaming publishers, such as Electronic Arts (EA), SEGA, Eidos (Square Enix) and PopCap. Distinctive has worked on a number of high profile gaming brands, including the FIFA franchise (since 2002), Sonic the Hedgehog, Tomb Raider Underworld as well as many well-known consumer brands looking to build or revamp their mobile identities.

Alongside developing games for publishing and marketing partners, Distinctive has been releasing its own suite of successful mobile titles, including Hockey Nations, the Rugby Nations franchise, Bonecruncher Soccer, Dead Runner and Football Kicks. In the past 12 months in addition to acquiring over 15m new gamers, Distinctive Games has been receiving positive exposure also outside the traditional gaming media, such as appearing as in-store and exhibition demos as well as in a major TV advert showed to over 100 million viewers.

More about Distinctive Developments Ltd can be found at www.distinctivegames.com 

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Haley Hammerling
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