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Pro Cycling Manager - Tour De France 2008: The First Info!

April 1, 2008

PRO CYCLING MANAGER - TOUR DE FRANCE 2008: THE FIRST INFO!

Developed by the French studio Cyanide, the Cycling Manager series ranks incontestably as the favorite game for fans of the genre on PC, and PSP. Now Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide are pleased to announce Pro Cycling Manager – Tour de France 2008 for both platforms and we are releasing new screenshots for the PC version, which showcase the game’s outstanding graphics engine.

Visit the website http://www.cycling-manager.com/ 

In the PC version, you'll play as the general manager of one of 65 official cycling teams and will handle all aspects of a professional team's season. Numerous duties, including team recruiting, transfers, contracts, training and handling finances are required for you to create and manage the most competitive team. Throughout the 180 real-time 3D playable races, it's up to you to determine and put into action the best strategies by combining tactics, attacks, relays and much more. With so many options to consider that will affect the outcome of the race, you are guaranteed action packed intense stages.

The management side of the game has been given extra depth with many new elements. It has an entirely new stamina system, a more realistic progression curve for each rider and a new young talent recruiting system with a more aggressive AI.

This year, the racing is even more realistic, with the most advanced rider AI yet plus highly detailed rider models and animations. The 2008 edition also includes a new improved user interface, lighting system and more detailed, richer environments with a large variety of buildings and landscapes. For the first time in the series, impressive “track racing” events are available. Choose track events such as cycle speedway, Kierin and elimination to challenge your team’s track racing skills. All of these features combined make this new edition the most complete and exciting recreation of professional cycling.

Far from just a simple port of the PC version, the PSP version of Pro Cycling – Tour de France 2008 has been specially designed to make use of the unique features of the Sony PSP while offering optimized gameplay. Racing is the true attraction of this version thanks to the ability to participate in the greatest international cycling competitions, including the new track races, and the Tour de France 2008 which has been faithfully recreated. So choose the team you wish to bring to the top amongst one of the 18 official teams available and all the star players. This 2008 edition lets you challenge your friends in multiplayer mode via LAN or via the PSP WiFi features.

Both titles will be released in June 2008.

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