Mastiff and Tim 'Eater X' Janus Set World Sushi Eating Record
141 Pieces Downed in Six Minutes at Press Event for Major League Eating:
The Game for WiiWare
*SAN FRANCISCO**, CALIF.** -* *Apr 30, 2008* - Ingestion history has
been made. Friday, April 11, 2008 professional eater, Tim 'Eater X'
Janus, set the world sushi eating record with 141 pieces of sushi eaten
in six minutes at a San Francisco press event to preview the upcoming
WiiWare title, Major League Eating: The Game.
Mastiff, international publisher of videogames and interactive
entertainment, under license of Major League Eating (MLE) and the
International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE) has created Major
League Eating: The Game, which will makes its debut as an exclusive on
WiiWare(TM), Nintendo's new downloadable game service for the Wii(TM)
console, which launches May 12 in North America. The game will make
extensive use of the Wii Remote(TM) to simulate the fast and furious
action of a professional eating competition.
From the lovely Spanish Suite of the Clift hotel in the surprisingly
sunny and warm city of San Francisco, CA, Tim Janus, a 31-year-old
professional stock trader from New York, NY is the IFOCE's fourth ranked
eater in the world. In addition to the record he set last week for sushi
eating, Janus also holds eating records for consuming tamales, burritos,
cannoli, and ramen noodles.
Starting next month, Mastiff is giving gamers a chance to take a bite
out of that title and many others from the comforts of their own home
with Major League Eating: The Game for Wii's upcoming new WiiWare(TM)
Like the Turducken, Major League Eating: The Game is jam packed with a
cornucopia of fun food action:
· Play as any one of 10 MLE gurgitory athletes and duke it out against
the CPU or against a
friend, for some two player head-to-head action MLE style.
· Once you have honed your eating skills you can take your game online
using Nintendo® W-iFi
Connection and chow down against players all over the nation.
· Become MLE champ and post your score to the scoreboard for all to see.
· Over 12 different foods that will satisfy your virtual palate
including: Hotdogs, Hamburgers,
Watermelon, Pizza, Shrimp, Sushi, Meatballs, Corn on the Cob and more!
· Offensive, defensive and counter attacks allow you to swallow your
"With the help of the IFOCE and its eaters we are able to create an
enjoyable and what is sure to be memorable new experience for Nintendo's
hot new WiiWare channel," said Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff Games.
"Major League Eating: The Game is sure to satisfy the virtual hunger of
all gamers looking for something fresh and fun."
For more information please visit the following sites:
Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in
Tokyo, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Titles from Mastiff include
Gurumin for PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system, Dr Sudoku for the Game
Boy® Advance, Pump It Up: Exceed, and La Pucelle: Tactics, which was
awarded an Editor's Choice Award from leading gaming website, IGN.com.
Other releases include Gungrave: Overdose, Technic Beat and Top Gun:
Combat Zones. Please visit www.mastiff-games.com for more information.
About Major League Eating: Major League Eating (MLE), the world
governing body of all stomach-centric sport, conducts more than 80
events annually, including the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July
International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y. Last year,
MLE produced six hours of original programming on Spike TV and ESPN. The
MLE competitive eating community, which numbers more than 8,000 veteran
and rookie athletes, travels the nation in search of top titles and the
glory that they provide.
About International Federation of Competitive Eating:
The International Federation of Competitive Eating, Inc. supervises and
regulates eating contests in their various forms throughout the world.
The IFOCE helps to ensure that the sport remains safe, while also
seeking to achieve objectives consistent with the public interest --
namely, creating an environment in which fans may enjoy the display of
competitive eating skill. The IFOCE coordinates members and affiliates
in the United States, Japan, England, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Thailand
and the Ukraine, helping to promote the sport in local, national and
international media. The IFOCE establishes liaison with all individual
competitive eating venues and sponsors and helps to organize a wide
variety of competitive eating events.
*About Major League Eating:
*Major League Eating (MLE), the world governing body of all
stomach-centric sport, conducts more than 80 events annually, including
the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
in Coney Island, N.Y. Last year, MLE produced six hours of original
programming on Spike TV and ESPN. The MLE competitive eating community,
which numbers more than 8,000 veteran and rookie athletes, travels the
nation in search of top titles and the glory that they provide.
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