London, 14 th October 2011 – Leading publisher Black Bean Games proudly announced today that WRC 2, the official video game of 2011 FIA World Rally Championship is now available in stores on the current generation platforms: Xbox 360 ®, PlayStation®3 and PC.
The game, developed by Milestone, offers an exclusive driving experience as well as an attractive package representing the official cars, teams, drivers and co-drivers from the current WRC season and the support championships: S-WRC, P-WRC, WRC FIA Academy. Furthermore, all the legendary Group B and Safari cars are included.
The strong partnership with the World Rally Championship as well as a collaboration with some of the greatest official drivers allows to give the enthusiasts a realistic and enjoyable driving experience. A real excitement of drift, jumps and handbrakes, to mention just a few features that make WRC 2!
WRC 2 represents a dramatic improvement from last year, with 78 stages, 86 drivers, 5 Super Special Stages, 14 locations featuring different terrain conditions, 1 Urban Stage set in Berlin and much more…
Alongside classic game modes such as “Single Rally”, “Championship” and “Time Attack”, the new “Road to the WRC” career mode allows the player to start from the WRC Academy to become the new World Rally Champion, while the “WRC Rally School” lets everyone learn how to master the most important rally techniques.
WRC 2 offers realism across the stages thanks to the overall optimisation of the game engine, new lighting effects, the real sounds of the top cars and a revamped version of the damage system. Milestone have also reintroduced the “ Rewind Effect”, which allows the player to erase his mistakes and wind back time to attempt a corner again, which they originally featured in SCAR - Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, 2005.
Discover some of the fastest, most powerful and famous rally cars, compete against your own driving skills or join up to 16-players online to set the best results in the worldwide leaderboard. Cars, speed, fun and tons of adrenalin, what else do you need?
For more information, images, videos, facts and figures visit www.wrcthegame.com.
And follow @WRCGame to find out the latest rally news and to win official merchandise.
About Black Bean Games
Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogame publishing arm of the Leader Group. Leveraging over 25 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a global publishing strategy of original IPs and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences for all videogame consoles and PC. The philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in two genres: Racing and Family & Lifestyle. The 2011 line-up has International appeal thanks to powerful IPs based on such prestigious licenses as National Geographic, Let’s Dance with Mel B, SBK ®2011 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 Studio 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 and the official game of the World Rally Championship represent two clear examples. Milestone is developing products for current and next gen platforms. For more information about Milestone please visit www.milestone.it
Widely regarded as the most challenging motorsport competition in the world, the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) pits cars and drivers in a series of two, three or four-day events though some of the toughest, and most varied, conditions on the planet. The roads on this epic motorsport adventure range from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Jordan – over surfaces including packed ice, smooth asphalt and boulder-strewn rocky tracks. Established in its current format in 1973, in 2011 drivers and manufacturers – including Citroën, Ford and MINI - will battle it out for the annual pilots’ and makes’ championship trophies on rallies spread across 13 countries. For more information about the WRC visit www.wrc.com
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