Thursday 15th May/...Veteran videogame publisher System 3 has unveiled its latest masterpiece, as the Official Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli website races onto the Internet, located at www.system3.com.
The website is, in keeping with the official Ferrari license, one of the most prestigious in gaming, offering a host of game-related information in one of the most lavish packages ever produced.
Alongside phenomenal imagery and videos, the official site for the official game offers stacks of beautiful artwork, exquisite models taken from the developers’ drawing boards, and official tips from driving supreme Tiff Needell.
Each of the 16 North American and European Ferrari Challenge tracks featured in the game is described in great detail, so players can learn each course in advance. The title’s incredible authenticity– a result of developer Eutechnyx’s racing expertise and consultancy from race driver Bruno Senna– means that each of the countless vehicles within the game require some mastery, just like the real cars themselves. The official website contains details of each Ferrari, offering a head start for those prepared to study in advance.
For those wishing to see for themselves how each version of Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli compare, there are screenshots and videos from each of the game’s platforms– illustrating the technical limits the game pushes across each format.
In addition, a developer's journal and an extensive FAQ section offer in-depth background information about the game. As time progresses through to release, the website features a continually updated news section with all the very latest information– along with the opportunity to bag some money-can’t-buy prizes.
Finally, a comprehensive downloads section offers everything fans will need to dress their PCs and mobile phones with the game’s official livery.
“Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is the‘Ferrari’ of video games,” says Mark Cale, CEO of System 3,“so we wanted to ensure the site represents this completely. Like the game itself, the site is the slickest, most comprehensive digital representation of the prestigious Ferrari brand, with a stack of content which we hope will satisfy fans’ lust for the game through to launch and beyond. The official site will also be the place to find out the latest on the game beyond release– we’ve an absolutely incredible opportunity for those that buy the game, one that’s never been done in gaming before. We can’t wait to see the reaction of our fans now we’ve finally opened the virtual garage doors.”
The official website of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is online now, at www.system3.com
The game will launch on PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 throughout the summer.
About Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is System 3’s labour of love– a re-creation of Ferrari’s own racing series, which sees both professional and amateur drivers taking to the world’s most famous race tracks in 430 Challenge race cars. Developed by racing game specialists Eutechnyx, Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli draws upon the developer’s years of experience with racing titles and includes a uniquely magical touch from GP2 driver Bruno Senna, nephew of F1 legend Ayrton and technical consultant on the game’s handling.
The Ferrari Challenge video game will be published on an array of gaming consoles including PlayStation® 3, PlayStation® 2, Nintendo Wii™, PlayStation®Portable and Nintendo DS™.
Ferrari Challenge will be released in June 2008 für PlayStation® 3. The Nintendo DS™ version is already available in stores.
About System 3 Software
System 3 has been part of the fabric of the video game industry since 1982 and is widely known as a company of innovation with a strong emphasis on creating compelling gameplay. The company, one of the last remaining independents, operates two key brands; System 3– a premium game publisher and Play It– a budget game publisher.
The company holds video game rights for properties including; Ferrari, Gottlieb, Williams and Epyx.
System 3 produces game for the key hardware platforms including; Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation®2, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Portable and Windows®-based personal computers.
The company website is located at: www.system3.com