London – June 18, 2009 – Capcom® a leading worldwide developer and publisher of videogames, today confirmed the title of the forthcoming MotoGP title currently in development by Monumental Games will be MotoGP09/10. The most comprehensive MotoGP game to date, MotoGP 09/10 will not only deliver all the bikes, riders and tracks from the 2009 championship, but brand new gameplay modes that offer rewards to the rider for their riding style not just winning the race, plus the ability to update the game with accurate content from the 2010 championship, as the season unfolds at no extra cost. MotoGP 09/10 is scheduled for release on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) next March.
“Historically MotoGP videogames have been released toward the end of the GP season, but with this latest addition to the series we wanted MotoGP and racing fans to have the most up to date content as soon as possible” commented Michael Pattison, Capcom’s Senior European Marketing Director. “Never before will gamers have been able to play with current season content so early in the real world GP season.”
MotoGP 09/10 will see the introduction of a fully realised Career Mode where players can take part in the ultimate MotoGP world championship both competing in races and managing all aspects of their team. Gamers will be able to hire engineers, team managers and press officers, all of whom will have a real effect on their career as a racing pro.
Complementing Career Mode, MotoGP09/10 will feature three other gameplay modes to deliver a MotoGP experience that will appeal to followers of the world’s premier motorcycle championship and racing fans alike. Arcade mode is not limited to a simple first to take the chequered flag mechanic, but adds a variety of challenges where players can earn and steal points from their opponents, encouraging a risk element for those who feel that simply leading the pack isn’t enough. As an official licensed title, MotoGP 09/10 will naturally allow gamers to compete in a full championship season across any of MotoGP’s three bike classes. For those who like to pit their skills with fellow racers from around the globe MotoGP 09/10 offers a robust online mode, with full leader board plus spectator mode all planned.
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company web site, www.capcom.com.