London– 12th July 2010
Black Bean Games today announced the final release date for WRC, the only official FIA World Rally Championship videogame. The game is being developed by Milestone and will be available in stores on the 8th of October for PlayStation ® 3, Xbox ® 360 and PC.
For the first time in five years the official WRC videogame is back and will be available in formats for home consoles and PC with an exclusive package representing all the official licensed cars, drivers and co-drivers from the current WRC season and from all support classes: P-WRC, S-WRC, J-WRC.
Petrol-heads, motorsport enthusiasts and WRC fans alike will experience a unique game that delivers a realistic and accessible driving model. The game features 78 different rally stages and over 550km of varied road conditions from the 13 countries which host a round of the WRC. Also available for the first time is the new“Road to the WRC” career mode presenting the opportunity to compete for 50 different trophies. In addition many online multiplayer game modes combine to make the WRC game an epic motorsport adventure and the ultimate rally gaming experience.
About Black Bean Games
Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogames publishing arm of the Leader Group ( www.leadergroup.eu). Leveraging 20 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a strategy focused on original IPs and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences in order to globally release products for all home and portable console systems and PC. The actual philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in 2 main areas: Racing and Family&Lifestyle. The catalogue can satisfy a wide range of target audiences and different platforms users. The 2010 line-up is a real breakthrough across the International industry, thanks to the new strong IPs based on prestigious licenses such as NatGeo Quiz!, NewU Fitness First, SBK ® , Superstars V8 and the exclusive WRC World Rally Championship. For further information about Black Bean Games and its products please visit www.blackbeangames.com.
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian developer and it is recognized worldwide as the leading Italian developer of interactive entertainment software specialized in racing videogames. In 2002 Milestone S.r.l. became part of the Leader Group. An obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail have always been the trademarks and philosophy of the company. SBK ® Superbike World Championship series is a clear example. Milestone is developing products for home consoles and PC such as the Official World Rally Championship videogame. Website: www.milestone.it / http://blog.milestone.it
The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is an epic motorsport adventure featuring some of the world’s greatest drivers. In 2009, WRC was aired on 264 broadcast channels in over 120 territories worldwide achieving a total audience of over 570 million viewers. The 2010 WRC Calendar consists of 13 individual rallies and features real cars on real roads, with teams and drivers locked in a dramatic race against the clock. North One Sport is the global Promoter for the FIA World Rally Championship. For more information visit www.wrc.com.