SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 15, 2013) NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced that WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship will be hitting North and Latin America with the ultimate rally racing experience in Spring of 2013 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita system. Developed by racing genre-savvy developer Milestone, WRC 3 draws its content directly from the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship, allowing gamers to experience racing at breakneck speeds on official tracks with real world-renowned teams and racers.
A variety of single and multiplayer modes provides hours of playtime for any racing fan, but the heart and soul of WRC 3 lies in its Road to Glory mode, which reflects the exhilarating and rewarding career of becoming top racing talent in the WRC universe. Players will be able to create their own teams and compete through a series of adrenaline-pumping rallies taking place in the most famous locations in the world. For those who like a little more competition, players of the PS3 version can also turn up the heat by racing against friends in the Hot Seat, where up to 4 players can compete locally in a variety of modes to see which is the fastest on the track. The online multiplayer modes also use car Ghosts to let players see what their opponents are doing every moment of the race, for a feeling of real head-to-head competition.
From the snowy roads of Sweden to the green forests of New Zealand, there is no surface or climate that WRC drivers won’t face. Accurate in-game vehicle physics, complete with real-world car behavior, bring the thrill of piloting a WRC car to life. Players are challenged with characteristic track elements in each rally stage—fast straights, jumps, fords, tight corners and hairpin turns—pushing them to use advanced driving techniques to manage their vehicle’s performance.
“WRC 3 creates an in-game virtual reality that is guaranteed to immerse gamers into the riveting world of WRC racing,” says Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Every aspect of the game, from the vehicle physics, to the graphics quality, to the live-recorded car engine sounds, will give players a gameplay experience that truly lives up to the high-octane motorsports adventure that is WRC.”
WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB, and will be available for the PlayStation 3 system (both Packaged and Digital) and PlayStation Vita system (Digital only) in North America and Latin America in Spring of 2013. For further info please visit www.namcobandaigames.com/, or the official Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/wrcthegame.
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is the biggest Italian videogames developer and it is recognized worldwide as a leading Studio specialized in racing titles. The company is unique in the Italian scenario thanks to an obsessive desire for quality combined with an elaborate attention to detail which 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. For more information please visit www.milestone.it.
Widely regarded as the most challenging motor sport competition in the world, the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) puts cars and drivers in a series of two, three or four-day events through some of the toughest, and most varied, conditions on the planet. The roads on this epic motor sport adventure range from the ice and snow of Scandinavia to the stifling heat of Greece – over surfaces including packed ice, smooth asphalt and boulder-strewn rocky tracks. Established in its current format in 1973, in 2012 drivers and manufacturers – including Citroën, Ford and MINI - will battle for the annual driver and manufacturer championship trophies on rallies spread across 13 countries. For more information about the WRC visit www.wr.com.
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