Tecmo Koei today announced the release date for what will be perhaps the wackiest motion-control game around this fall: Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer. The games will ship for the PlayStation Move and Nintendo Wii on October 25, putting players in the boots of a horse-racing jockey just in time for Halloween.
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer will take advantage of the PS3’s motion-sensor controls to let players experience what it feels like to be a jockey using intuitive gameplay. Or experience what it’s like to flap your arms around like a bird…you be the judge. Longtime fans will be able to get back into the saddle with Champion Jockey, the spiritual successor of the G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer series.
From the track to the stables, players will be in for some serious thoroughbred horse racing action in Champion Jockey. On the track players will be thrown into the saddle to drive their horse, jump fences, and use a whip to simulate a real life horse race! In the stables, players will be tasked with the thrilling challenge of breeding and raising their very own race horse. After customizing their jockey, players must hone their skills by acquainting themselves with their horses’ unique rhythm, potential, stamina and preferred racing style to excel on the course.
Players will race on a total of 19 different tracks inspired by real-world horse racing tracks from all over the world, including but not limited to turf and dirt tracks and steeplechases. Serious and casual horse racing fans can compete together in an accessible Fun Race Mode that tones-down the simulation levels. Offline Champion Jockey supports one to two players, and allows for up to four jockeys online.
Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer will charge to the finish line on October 25 for $49.99 on PS3 and $39.99 on the Wii.