The leading race of Cyanide's PC sports simulation Pro Cycling Manager, the Tour de France was last year also appearing for the first time on consoles with the PS3/Xbox 360 game of the same developer: Tour de France 2011.
Following Pro Cycling Manager's success on PC, Tour de France 2011 on consoles seduced a large public in Europe. We have the pleasure to announce the release in June of Pro Cycling Manager 2012 on PC and Tour de France 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Strengthened by the feedback and lofty expectations of last years’ players, the 2012 Tour de France console game is packed with improvements and new features. Improved graphics, new controls, realistic AI and, for the first time ever, a multiplayer mode awaits racing fans the world over. New models for riders, brand new teams and more beautiful scenery will grace both the PC and console games, which share top-notch graphics and production. To get a first look at the excitement, check out the very first screenshots of the games!
Along with these images, we are happy to share the official box arts for Pro Cycling Manager 2012 and Tour de France 2012.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2012, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin; The Testament of Sherlock Holmes™ on PC and for the first time ever on consoles; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; Confrontation®, the video game adaptation of the famous board game universe by Rackham and also the official video game of Le Tour de France.
About Cyanide Studio
Founded in 2000, Cyanide is a privately-held video game development studio. It employs a total of 70 staff, divided between its headquarters in Paris, France, and its subsidiary studio in Montreal, Canada. Best known for its sport management sims such as the popular Cycling Manager series and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game. 2010 will see the release of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, the ultimate edition of Blood Bowl, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2010, a major evolution of the series since its creation! Finally, the studio is currently working on the video game adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin.