Racing games usually seem to focus on four-wheel vehicles, while their two-wheeled bretheren seem to be relatively ignored. If you want to race some cycles though, Capcom has announced that MotoGP 09/10 is on retail shelves now.
Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that MotoGP™ 09/10 has shipped to all North American retailers for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. The latest officially licensed MotoGP™ title, MotoGP 09/10 features all the tracks, riders, and liveries from the 2009 season in the most comprehensive MotoGP title to date. New tracks, riders, and liveries from the 2010 season of the MotoGP will be available for download free of charge as the season unfolds. MotoGP 09/10 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and has a suggested retail price of $49.99 at all major retailers across North America.
Taking control of their careers both on and off the track, players manage a team of engineers and press officers who aide in finding better parts for their bikes and secure sponsorships with the goal of winning the MotoGP world championship. Riders will also earn Rider Reputation points by demonstrating their riding skills on the track. The more points riders earn, the more recognition riders will gain from manufacturers, sponsors and employees.
Complementing Career Mode, MotoGP 09/10 will feature three additional gameplay modes to deliver the deepest MotoGP experience ever. In Arcade Mode, players are not limited to simply crossing the finish line. Players will be given a variety of challenges to complete to earn points, including the ability of stealing points from their opponents. Being the only officially licensed MotoGP videogame title, MotoGP 09/10 will allow gamers to compete in a full championship season across any of MotoGP’s three bike classes.
For those with a edge, players can pit their skills against other racers from around the globe. MotoGP 09/10 is the first console racing game that will allow 20 competitors in one race. Players can also compete online in arcade mode and Career mode. The robust online mode will also feature online leaderboards and spectator mode.
With all the riders, tracks and teams from the official 2009 MotoGP season included on the disk, players will have the opportunity to download tracks, riders, and liveries from the 2010 season through regular updates free of charge. As the season unfolds, players will be able to compete in the latest season sooner than ever before.
Think you can handle two wheels? Then check out MotoGP 09/10 and pop some wheelies.