The video reveals a glimpse of the intense races that await you: sprinting shoulder to shoulder with cycling champions, climbing up grueling mountain passes and navigating dangerous descents. This is only a fraction of the many surprises you will find along the 21 official stages in the 2011 edition of this unique cycling simulator!
The official site opens its doors today, so it is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the game. With images, video and exclusive information of all kinds, the site contains everything you need to know about the game. Just one week from today, European players can plunge into the racing action. On July 1st , Le Tour de France launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
About "Tour de France, the official game":
The Tour de France arrives on Xbox 360 and PS3 in the official game specially designed for consoles by Cyanide studio, the creator of Cycling Manager, the famous PC series acclaimed worldwide by cycling enthusiasts.
Tour de France for Xbox 360 and PS3 is a pure mix of action and adrenaline. Play as a professional cyclist that competes in the Tour de France, the most prestigious of all cycling competitions!
Tour de France: The Official Game will enable you to fight shoulder to shoulder with the greatest cycling champions during intense stages full of twists and turns! Manage the efforts of your riders over the grueling stages and ride honorably to gain the respect of the pack. Your loyalty and your actions will shape your reputation throughout the competition and will allow you to renew or destroy strategies and alliances which often prove decisive in this huge 21 stage race.
The Tour de France 2011’s official route and each one of its 21 legs have been faithfully modeled using hyper realistic graphics to offer an incredible immersion experience. Breakaways, mountain pass attacks, dangerous slopes, takeovers, neck to neck sprint fights...take part in every highlight of the Tour from the standpoint of an elite athlete! You will need nerves of steel and a certain sense of tactics to win the competition and its most prestigious jerseys, such as the yellow jersey!
" Tour de France: The Official Game" will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on July 1st.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2011, Focus will publish important games such as A Game Of Thrones– Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels“Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, The Next BIG Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.
About Cyanide Studio
Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game. 2011 will see the release of A Game of Thrones - Genesis, adapted from the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin., as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager– Tour de France 2011, the newest version even more immersive as well as Le Tour de France for PS3 and Xbox 360 a concentrate of adrenaline and action for home consoles. The studio is also working on the adaptation in video game of the famous tabletop game Confrontation, and develop a new action/RPG Of Orcs and Men for consoles in the meantime.