London, 5th August 2010– Black Bean Games today announced the wide range of game modes included in the forthcoming WRC, the official FIA World Rally Championship videogame, that delivers an exclusive package representing the official licensed cars, drivers and co-drivers from the current WRC season and from all support classes: P-WRC, S-WRC, J-WRC.
Single Player Modes
Single stage: each of the 13 rallies is made up of 6 special stages, choose the one you want!
Single rally: compete on 6 special stages to set your lowest overall time.
Championship: experience the excitement of one of the 4 championships of the WRC circus and claw your way to the top of the rankings, point by point!
Time Attack: race against time, against your ghost or one you have downloaded from Playstation ® Network, Xbox ® Live TM or GameSpy ®
Rally Academy: you will learn how to drive on the various surfaces you will come up against– in various weather conditions– on the Special stages from all over the world. Once you complete the final stage of the Basic Academy, you will be able to access the Advanced Academy. Here you can learn more sophisticated techniques, which set the average driver apart from a real champion: from hairpin turns to the so-called“Scandinavian flick”, from jumps to water crossing.
Road to the WRC (offline and online): this is definitely the most compelling game mode that every WRC enthusiast will love to pass through.
You’ll be asked to start your career as a beginner from the lower support class in order to raise your awareness worldwide and win the World Rally Championship. This is a non-linear and well-constructed game mode representing the true career path that many of WRC top drivers have followed.
You can create your own team and manage every aspect of your career, through the WRC support championships…right up to your dream of debuting in the WRC, to become a true champion. You personally decide challenges to try and how to progress through the game. The team will give you objectives at the start of every challenge.
Achieve the objectives and you will earn the money and fame you need to enter new competitions and buy new cars, which you can customise with liveries and logos.
Hotseat (offline): this multiplayer mode lets you challenge up to three of your friends, taking turns in a Single stage, a Single rally or an entire Championship. One after another, you will race against each other’s times. This is the essence of true rallying!
Online: all modes let you experience challenges against up to 15 players. You can try your hand at a Single stage, a Single rally (made up of two or more special stages) or a Championship.
You can create your own lobby and select the rally type, rally class, the maximum number of players and whether to limit the room to only your friends or allow access to everyone.
Who is the world’s fastest virtual driver? Find out using this section. Here you will find the times for each single Special stage, as well as download the ghosts of other players to use in the time challenge mode.
The icing on the cake in the ranking section is the WRC World Rally Championship Global Game Ranking, which brings together all the world’s virtual drivers! Every time you participate in an online race you have the chance to earn experience points, the amount you earn will depend on your place, lead and results in the individual sections of a stage.
Point by point, your level will increase and you will become a true legend: will you succeed in reaching the 100th level and top spot in the rankings?
WRC World Rally Championship is being developed by Milestone and will be available in store on the 8th of October 2010 for PlayStation ® 3, Xbox ® 360 and PC.
About Black Bean Games
Founded in 2004, Black Bean Games is the videogames publishing arm of the Leader Group ( www.leadergroup.eu). Leveraging 20 years of market expertise and knowledge, Black Bean Games relies on a strategy focused on original IPs and strong licenses to create unique videogame experiences in order to globally release products for all home and portable console systems and PC. The actual philosophy adopted by Black Bean Games focuses its releases in 2 main areas: Racing and Family&Lifestyle. The catalogue can satisfy a wide range of target audiences and different platforms users. The 2010 line-up is a real breakthrough across the International industry, thanks to the new strong IPs based on prestigious licenses such as NatGeo Quiz!, NewU Fitness First, SBK ® , Superstars V8 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 developer 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 is a clear example. Milestone is developing products for home consoles and PC such as the Official World Rally Championship videogame. Website: www.milestone.it / http://blog.milestone.it
The FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) is an epic motorsport adventure featuring some of the world’s greatest drivers. In 2009, WRC was aired on 264 broadcast channels in over 120 territories worldwide achieving a total audience of over 570 million viewers. The 2010 WRC Calendar consists of 13 individual rallies and features real cars on real roads, with teams and drivers locked in a dramatic race against the clock. North One Sport is the global Promoter for the FIA World Rally Championship. For more information visit www.wrc.com.
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