PRO CYCLING MANAGER– TOUR DE FRANCE 2008: SECOND OFFICIAL TRAILER RELEASED

News release

11th June 2008

Pro Cycling Manager– Tour De France 2008 is the latest version of the popular racing management game for PC and PSP. Ascaron and 93 Games have released a second official trailer showcasing the track racing mode, one of the game’s many new features.

Watch the trailer here

http://www.cycling-manager.com/pcm2008/trailer2

Download the official trailer in SD (25 MB)

http://www.focus-files.com/trailers/pcm2008/pcm2008_trackcycling_divxsd.rar

Download the official trailer in HD (45 MB)

http://www.focus-files.com/trailers/pcm2008/pcm2008_trackcycling_divxhd.rar

Track cycling offers a different type of gameplay to the other classic and stage races, allowing you to control and experience the intensity of the race as a single rider, rather than as a whole team.

You are required to manage a cycling team, handling finances, training and press relations. A new characteristic editor tool can be used to customise individual rider traits, such as names, nationalities and future potential, ensuring that your team is built the way you want it. A new scout recruitment system will search all over the world for potential talented riders, tracking their race results to ensure you don’t miss out on signing the next big star.

These new features, combined with engaging gameplay, ensure that Pro Cycling Manager– Tour de France 2008 is a highly realistic professional cycling experience.

Visit http://www.cycling-manager.com for more information.

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / 93GAMES

Web: www.ascaron.com / www.cycling-manager.com

Developer: Cyanide

Release date: 27th June 2008

PEGI: 3+

Format: PC / PSP

Genre: Management / Racing

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. www.ascaron.com

About 93GAMES

Founded in 1996, 93GAMES is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, 93GAMES 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 93GAMES in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. 93GAMES 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, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.

http://www.focus-home.com

About Cyanide

Cyanide is a French game development studio, based in the Paris region. It currently employs forty people. Best known for its sport management sims Cycling Manager and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide broke the mould in the heroic-fantasy universe with its 2004 release of Chaos League, Loki and currently works on the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's famous board game: Blood Bowl.

For further press information please contact:

Sarah Holden / Stephen Denton

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: sarahh@mediasafari.co.uk / stephend@mediasafari.co.uk


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