ECTS: WRC III unveiled

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced the November release of WRC 3 - The Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship on PlayStation 2. Developed by Evolution Studios, WRC 3 is the latest addition to the multi-million selling franchise and is the only officially licensed product of the FIA World Rally Championship for next generation consoles. "Featuring the official cars, drivers, rallies, updated liveries, sponsors, stages and countries of the 2003 rally season, including the all-new WRC event in Turkey, WRC 3 allows fans to experience the raw exhilaration of rallying long after the last car has passed the finishing line."
WRC 3 - The Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship August 2003, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is pleased to announce the November release of WRC 3 - The Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship on PlayStation®2. Developed by Evolution Studios, WRC 3 is the latest addition to the multi-million selling franchise and is the only officially licensed product of the FIA World Rally Championship for next generation consoles. Benefiting from its unique partnership with International Sportsworld Communicators (ISC), the TV rights-holders of the Sport, and maintaining exclusivity of the official license for the FIA World Rally Championship until 2005, WRC 3 brings the thrills of the 2003 season to life on PlayStation 2. Featuring the official cars, drivers, rallies, updated liveries, sponsors, stages and countries of the 2003 rally season, including the all-new WRC event in Turkey, WRC 3 allows fans to experience the raw exhilaration of rallying long after the last car has passed the finishing line. Embracing their third WRC game, Evolution Studios have accomplished many technical achievements that further enhance the grit and realism of the rally experience. With shrapnel particle emitters allowing for bodywork and glass to come flying off the cars, and more detailed collision and damage models further intensifying the action, players are immersed deep into the adrenaline-pumping world of rallying. Additionally, working in-car instrumentation, enhanced car handling models and a new artificial intelligence system for driving computer controlled cars adds to the authenticity of the experience. Building upon the expansive environments of its predecessor, the race locations in WRC 3 have been populated with buildings, signs and other architectural features such as bridges and tunnels specific to each rally. Roadsides buzz with animated crowds who will react to the on-track action. True-to-life junctions have been incorporated to allow realistic crossing of roads and rivers, forcing the player to listen more closely to their co-driver's pace notes. An even wider variety of different surface types within each stage, along with improved camera flares, lens droplets and embossed tyre trails all combine to make WRC 3 the most immersive rally experience available. For more information on SCEE titles, please visit our website www.playstation.com