Pro Cycling Manager is not just about the management. The game allows you to fully experience the intensity of the races through its real-time simulation mode.
It is up to you to implement the best strategies through a control panel featuring a complete range of tactical options (managing the efforts of your racers, replenishments, attack phases, leader protection, competitor monitoring, etc.) and immerse yourself completely in the race with your team’s cyclists, guiding the team to gain the victory.
In-race gameplay features a day-by-day system to allow grace periods for cyclists, depending upon the individual character and their assigned positions. By the effort each cyclist puts forth, this in-race information makes it possible to build noticeable traits and exploits which could tip the balance for winning a stage in your favour. Inside the transfer system is a new mode:“observe”. This makes it possible to gather information about the quality of a cyclist’s participation depending on the level of observation applied. While you can’t directly attack or defend yourself during observation, you can always click to react to an observed cyclist’s attack, thus launching a counter-attack, but beware… A cyclist can observe only one opponent at a time, and the others are then able to surprise you.
With the vast number of game and gameplay improvements, the cyclist and team AI (Artificial Intelligence), and the tactical richness within the races, Pro Cycling Manager– Tour de France 2007 puts you right at the very heart of professional cycling. Grab your cycling gear and prepare to experience the many highlights and the great intensity of the 2007 season!
Simulation and Style
Pro Cycling - Le Tour de France 2007 simulates the thrills and spills of cycling with a genuine realistic feel to the gameplay. Pro Cycling 2007 brings together the 20 official teams of 2007 and pits them in world famous races, including the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, Milan-San Remo, Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Flanderes.
With cyclist characteristics based on real life, these are races which are faithful to the world of cycling; morning breakaway, hard fought battles for jerseys, burning off competitors in the mountain stages, and much more. At race time you must form your team’s strategy, instructing your cyclists on their energy consumption, support of the team leader, dangerous opponents, how and when to attack, and so on. As such, there are many potential tactics which make this PSP version a wonderful sports simulation game. The game also offers arcade-style gameplay, particularly during sprints and time trials, where you must negotiate the course, manage collisions with other cyclists, and pace yourself in order to achieve the ultimate performance. This brings to the game a subtle combination of arcade and tactical gameplay, creating lively races in the pursuit of success.
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Pro Cycling Manager 2007 Wears the PSP™ Jersey
Following the resounding success on PC each summer, the Pro Cycling Manager - Tour de France sports licence will soon be available for the portable console.
The PSP™ version has been specifically designed and adapted for the functionalities of the Sony PlayStation Portable. The simulation aspect is enhanced and the game sets a faster pace than its PC brother. Control 5 budding champions across a range of races which have been configured to make the game more dynamic.
About Ascaron Entertainment
From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.
About 93 Games
"93 Games” is a subsidiary label of FHI France, and in just a few years has become one of the leading publishers and distributors of PC games in France. FHI is critically acclaimed and recognized for its savoir-faire and the numerous successes the company has achieved since its creation.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, TrackMania United, Loki, Paradise City, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and sport games dedicated to major events such as the 32nd America's Cup and the Tour de France.