For immediate release
Eidos Interactive, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, is pleased to announce a new title for 2006 RACE - The Official WTCC Game releasing in all EMEA territories on PC on November 24th, 2006.
From acclaimed Swedish developers SimBin, RACE - The Official WTCC Game features the hard-hitting, intense action of the WTCC championship for the first time ever. Boasting the complete WTCC championship season of 2006, all the cars, drivers and locations, and a variety of difficulty levels to attract every gamer from hardcore simulation gamers to beginners.
Jacques Behar, President of KSO and Managing Director of Eurosport: "As promoter and host broadcaster of the FIA WTCC, we will be delighted to use all our resources to promote RACE as a new marketing tool, in close collaboration with Simbin and Eidos".
Henrik Roos, CEO of SimBin: "I'm very excited about this cooperation and I am really proud to be able to work with Eidos, one of the leading videogame publishers in the World."
With over 60 different and accurately modelled cars and 10 officially licensed tracks from four continents, the game features a highly detailed damage system, realistic AI opponents with sprint race attitude, dynamic weather effects, real world driver involvement and support for up to 26 players online.
RACE - The Official WTCC Game will be released on November 24th across all European territories on PC.
For further information visit: www.race-game.org
For further information, please contact:
Chris Glover - Head of Communications - Eidos Interactive
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8636 3000; firstname.lastname@example.org
About Eidos Interactive Ltd
Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Following the acquisition of EIDOS Plc in May 2005, the Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider: Legend, Conflict: Global Storm, Hitman: Blood Money, Championship Manager, Just Cause, Battlestations: Midway, Urban Chaos: Riot Response and the interactive rights to Reservoir Dogs and Highlander.
FIA World Touring Car Championship is one of only three FIA world championships, alongside the Formula One and World Rally Championships. Eight car manufacturers are represented with large scale series production cars, modified by the same strict regulation, which are driven by 27 teams inscribed in the 2006 championship, competing in 20 sprint races during the series.
At the end of the season, two FIA WTCC titles will be awarded: Drivers´ Champion and Manufacturers´ Champion. Besides these FIA titles, WTCC promoter KSO and official tyre supplier Yokohama will award the Yokohama Independents´ Trophy. www.fiawtcc.com
SimBin Development Team AB is a Swedish game developing company making interactive entertainment with focus on the highest simulated gaming realism for all leading gaming platforms. The company possesses a global distribution network with its main markets in Europe and the US. SimBin was founded in 2003 and occupy a total staff of 70 people, consisting of 50 employees at the headquarters in Vara and the development studio in Gothenburg, and 20 distributed consultants world wide.
In the SimBin portfolio you will find award winning titles like ""GTR - The FIA GT Racing Game", "GT Legends" and "GTR 2 - The FIA GT Racing Game". www.simbin.com
KSO ltd. (Kigema Sport Organisation) was established in 2001 and belongs at 100% to Eurosport. KSO/Eurosport is the promoter of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, and has greatly contributed to the success and expansion of the Championship. KSO has also played a significant role in the launch of the new FIA Super 2000 technical regulations and their diffusion in a number of national championships wordwide.
The Eurosport Group is today the leading multimedia platform in Europe with Eurosport, Eurosport 2, Eurosportnews, Sportitalia, eurosport.com and Eurosport Mobile. The pan-European channel Eurosport is available in 20 different languages, reaching over 108 million homes and 21 million viewers per day across 54 countries.
Eurosport is the official Host Broadcaster of the FIA WTCC. It distributes its WTCC programs worldwide on 24 terrestrial channels, and 14 cable satellite networks. Around 450 millions viewers are forecasted to follow the WTCC action during 2006. www.eurosport.com