11:06 PM - December 8, 2006 by Steve_OS
STAY ON COURSE WITH JONATHAN VILMA AND THE BURGER KING ON XBOX LIVE
New York Jets Jonathan Vilma and The Burger King Set To Compete in the Latest Xbox Live Game with Fame Session
New York Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma and royal subject the Burger King will swap practice cleats and a WHOPPER® Sandwich for a low-rider to race against fans on Xbox Live® as part of the latest Xbox Live Game with Fame session. Xbox Live Gold members interested in the chance to take on the duo in Pocketbike Racer for Xbox 360™ Tuesday, December 12, 2006 between 4:30 - 5:30 PM ET, should visit bkgamer.com and register by December 8, 2006.
The King is most recognized for his starring role in the BURGER KING® TV ads, but seems to be everywhere these days -- walking red carpets, making big hits on the NFL field, dating celebrity models and now starring in his own video games.
New York Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma is the third player in team history to earn the coveted AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award. In just his third season in the NFL, Vilma has started in 42 of 44 games played, collecting 372 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, five interceptions for 59 yards, 11 pass deflections, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. While attending the University of Miami, Vilma was a three-time member of the Academic All-Big East team and a first-team All-American selection. He was also a two-time Butkus Award nominee, which recognizes the nation's top linebacker.
The Xbox Live Game with Fame program gives Xbox Live subscribers the unique opportunity to meet, chat and play against some of today's hottest stars. Past Game with Fame celebrity players include Kansas City Chiefs’ Larry Johnson, Jack Black, Jenny McCarthy, Chamillionaire, New York Yankees’ Jason Giambi, Ryan Cabrera and Ludacris. For further information on other Xbox Live events, be sure to visit the Game with Fame Web site at http://www.xbox.com/gamewithfame.
Get on course and go off course in this low-riding, pocketbike, dirt-land adventure. In Pocketbike Racer, players can race the King and his miniature motorbike crew through five fun, yet challenging speedways. Each track varies in level of difficulty, and players navigate long straights, tight bends and sharp turns at high speeds while attempting to earn enhancements and tools that they can use as an advantage over opponents. HAVE IT YOUR WAY® customization options allow players to select a bike and a driver and then hit the track of their choice – a BURGER KING restaurant parking lot, a construction site, a backyard, the King’s garden or the Fantasy Ranch set.
The new BK® Xbox Game Series – a collection of three authentic Xbox video games – is available at participating restaurants for $3.99 per game with the purchase of any Value Meal, for a limited time only, while supplies last. Prices and participation may vary. Compatible on both Xbox and Xbox 360™ platforms, “Pocketbike Racer,” “Big Bumpin’” and “Sneak King” blend the popularity of BURGER KING brand icons, such as Subservient Chicken and the King himself into visually rich, three-dimensional environments. The games were developed by Blitz Games.