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'Isle of Man TT Superbikes' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 5, 2003 @ 3:05 a.m. PST

Jester is pleased to announce details of its forthcoming title Isle of Man TT Superbikes. The game will be based on the number one road race in the world for Playstation 2 and will be released in the first quarter of 2004. With its extreme road racing, fantastic environment, and dare devil tactics that Surrounds the event; the TT is a perfect match for video games. The Isle Of Man TT will be the definitive game in terms of playability, graphical elements, fun, and realism. At the same time engrossing the users in gameplay brimming with rewards and replay value. Read more for info & screens...

The game will feature over 50 bikes from all the major bike manufacturers, which will be raced over the world famous 37.73-mile course. The course has been mapped accurately using data supplied by the Isle of Man government and data captured by the development team. Jester will also be working with promotional partners on the game including Britain's No1 motoring TV channel, Men and Motors.

As well as traditional racing, the game will also feature a mad Sunday mode. Mad Sunday is an exciting event with riders of all abilities coming from all corners of the world to have the chance of riding at high speeds over the Mountain circuit during TT race week. The player will not only have other bikers to worry about but will have to avoid high-speed traffic, thus creating even more excitement than the norm.

TT Superbikes will also have several multiplayer options including 2 player split screen and a sidecar mode of play.

Key Features

  • The most extreme road race in the world since 1907.
  • 37.73 miles of dangerous, intense racing.
  • On Mad Sunday take to the road against on-coming traffic!
  • Game modes allow exciting full-grid challenges with ten bikes fighting for the finish line.
  • Two players can compete in a split screen race,
  • Tutorials take the player through every corner of the course.
  • Silky smooth 60fps.
  • Riders and Superbikes respond precisely to controls with fully dynamic physics model.
  • Race at different times of day with dynamic weather systems depicted with next-generation particle systems.
  • Circuits have been surveyed using the latest surveying equipment allowing us to recreate the track to near perfection!

"This is a very exciting project for Jester, the brand has worldwide recognition and we are getting all the major motor cycle manufacturers and sponsors involved. The game will truly immerse gamers and will require split second accuracy to succeed just like the real race!" commented Martin Kitney PR manger for Jester.

IOM TT Superbikes is scheduled for release on the PlayStation®2 in Spring 2004.

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