Focus Home Interactive is pleased to announce that Le Tour de France, one of the most prestigious and popular sports events in the world, arrives for the first time on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 this Summer.
Tour de France: The Official Game is developed by Cyanide (the studio that brought you the famous PC series Pro Cycling Manager) and will release on July 1st in Europe.
Patrick Pligersdorffer, CEO of Cyanide says, "It's been a long time that we (at Cyanide) have been thinking of a cycling game especially designed for home consoles. We could not adapt on consoles what perfectly works on PC with Pro Cycling Manager, so we worked on different prototypes before arriving at a satisfying result last year. Tour de France is the first important step in our quest for the ideal cycling simulation for home consoles."
While the series on PC, Pro Cycling Manager, is more team strategy oriented and concerns management over a full season, Tour de France: The Official Game focuses on the biggest cycling event: Le Tour de France, where you control a single rider in each of the 21 official stages playable in the game.
Tour de France: The Official Game will enable you to fight shoulder to shoulder with the greatest cycling champions during intense stages full of twists and turns! Manage the efforts of your riders over the grueling stages and ride honorably to gain the respect of the pack. Your loyalty and your actions will shape your reputation throughout the competition and will allow you to renew or destroy strategies and alliances which often prove decisive in this huge 21 stage race.
Nerves of steel, top physical shape and subtle tactics are required to win the Tour de France and its most prestigious jerseys, including the coveted and legendary yellow jersey!
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide -- such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager.
In 2011, Focus will publish important games such as A Game Of Thrones – Genesis, a strategy game adapted from the bestseller novels “Game Of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin, The Next BIG Thing, a great adventure game by the creators of Runaway, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Confrontation and also the official video game of Le 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 also developed Blood Bowl the video game adaptation of Games Workshop's well-known board game. 2010 will see the release of Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition, the ultimate edition of Blood Bowl, as well as the new edition of Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2010, a major evolution of the series since its creation! Finally, the studio is currently working on the video game adaptation of A Game of Thrones, the famous best-seller novels written by George R.R. Martin.