London– April 28, 2009– Capcom® a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, today announced that a new MotoGP title is in development. A continuation of Capcom’s exclusive five year agreement with Dorna Sports, this latest addition to the MotoGP videogame franchise is being developed for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® by Monumental Games.
The upcoming MotoGP videogame promises to take the series in a totally new and exciting direction, whilst remaining faithful to the world’s premier motorcycling championship. Players will be rewarded for more than simply crossing the finishing line first and the game is set to include full and in-depth gameplay modes that deliver compelling online and offline content above and beyond the standard race experiences.
Rik Alexander commented“We’re working very closely with Capcom to take the MotoGP franchise to new heights. No-one would question the experience of our team - what’s amazing is the sheer energy which they’re bringing to the project. Like Capcom, they want this to surpass everything that’s come before, and so far they’re very much on track.”
The development team at Monumental includes ex-members of Climax Studios who worked on some of the most well received and critically acclaimed past MotoGP titles. With the combination of this wealth of experience plus an injection of top development talent, especially in the online arena, this latest title is set to be a refreshing and welcome addition to the racing genre.
“We are incredibly pleased to have Monumental as the developer for this title.” stated Michael Pattison, Senior Marketing Director, Capcom Europe.“And are confident they are the right choice to create a game that will both satisfy existing fans and bring newcomers to the franchise.”
Further details on this new MotoGP title will be revealed shortly.
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ABOUT MONUMENTAL GAMES
Monumental Games Limited (MGL, UK) specialises in the development of multi-platform, multi-player online games based upon its proprietary Monumental Technology Suite (MTS). Formed in 2005 by CEO Rik Alexander and CTO Rocco Loscalzo, the company now employs over 100 developers across three studios in Nottingham (UK), Manchester (UK) and Pune (India). Monumental is dedicated to recruitment of the best online talent in the industry and constant improvement of its technology in order to consistently develop world-class titles.
For further information on Monumental Games please visit www.monumentalgames.com.