Cyanide and Focus Home Interactive are proud to announce that Tour de France 2009 is now available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Tour de France 2009 on Xbox LIVE Arcade is the official simulation of the world's most famous cycling competition, reproducing with an extreme fidelity all the upbeats that make the Tour de France one of the most exciting and intense sport competitions of today.
Choose your team from one of the 18 Pro Teams available, and lead it to victory through the 21 official legs of the edition 2009 of the Tour! Race through the classic landscapes that make up the charm of the Tour de France– forests, coastlines, steep mountains– but don’t fall asleep admiring the beautiful scenery! The other teams are determined to win the Tour, so you will have to battle fiercely! Early breakaways, fights for jerseys, sprints and your tactical sense will be crucial to winning the challenges.
Give live orders to your team during the legs, and establish your strategy in real time: management of the effort, protection of the leader, breakaways, or take direct control of your cyclists during the time-attack phases, and live all the intensity of the greatest cycling races.
Numerous Achievements are present to increase the challenge even further. Battle fiercely, wheel against wheel, against a friend on the same console, or race against the best sport managers online up to 4 via Live Arcade, to lead your team on the highest step of the podium!
Tour de France 2009 is available right now on Xbox LIVE Arcade Marketplace for the bargain price of 800 Microsoft Points!
More info on the official website
More info on the Xbox LIVEArcade Marketplace
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, 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.
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 broke the mold in the heroic-fantasy universe with the famous Chaos League and the Hack’n’Slash Loki. 2008 will see the release of Blood Bowl, the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager– Tour de France 2009 and the studio's first MMOG, Dungeon Party!
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