24 hour racing with the new Scirocco R on the iPhone

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Hamburg/Wolfsburg, Germany, 15 September 2009– Appearing in time for the presentation of the new Scirocco R by Volkswagen at the IAA on 15 September in Frankfurt, Germany, the high-speed racing game Scirocco R 24H Challenge for iPhone and iPod touch will be available for free in the App Store as of 15 September.

Scirocco R 24H Challenge, developed and published by FISHLABS, with 265 HP and top speeds of up to 250 km/h in the Scirocco R, starts off in training mode on the 8 km long, 3D racecourse through the 'green heart' of Germany. As soon as players are satisfied with their lap time they can start the 24 hour race mode. In the final section of the 24 hour race, they must prove their skills against ten leading vehicles and lead their team to victory.

The multi-player mode provides even more adrenaline. You can have thrilling head-to-head races against your friends via WiFi. The great in-game sound is provided not only by the rich engine sounds of the VW Scirocco R, which were recorded on Volkswagen's test track in Wolfsburg, but alsoa hot rock title from the newcomer band Eat The Gun, which is supported by the Volkswagen Sound Foundation.

'The new Scirocco R is a tour de force from our engineers, and its design and outstanding performance are impressive,' comments Reiner Mangold, Managing Director of Volkswagen Individual GmbH. 'The iPhone is the ideal platform for communicating these characteristics emotionally through a racing game, and once again we have the right partner in FISHLABS to implement this at the highest level.'

'During sound recording at the VW test track we could experience ourselves that the new Scirocco R is a real racing machine,' says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH. 'Consequently, the driving feel and genuine racing atmosphere come to the fore in the Scirocco R 24H Challenge. We are sure that Volkswagen will be able to enthuse millions of iPhone players for the Scirocco R.'

In order to be able to experience the Scirocco R not just virtually, but also in person, it is easy tofind the closest dealer with the on-line dealer search and arrange a test drive.

Features:

• Detailed 3D high-speed racetracks with inclines and slopes

• Multi-player mode for races in real time

• Different car paint jobs

• Configurable controls via accelerometer or touch screen

• Automatic or manual acceleration

• On-line dealer search

• Highscores

Scirocco R 24H Challenge will be available for free download in the App Store beginning 15 September, the official trailer can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-VkPSYSDyI


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