In Summer Athletics 2009 the controls are individually designed for each platform and discipline, taking maximum advantage of each formats’ unique strengths. This makes Summer Athletics 2009 easy-to-learn sports fun with a huge variety of gameplay.
Inviting friends and playing exciting events in front of the TV screen – this is what Summer Athletics 2009 is all about. Computer generated athletes compete against each other or even fight for victory as part of the same team.
Four players can join the fun in all events of arcade or simulation mode. Playing simultaneously on splitscreen or one after another in hot seat mode is only a question of taste. The Wii Balance Board Cup with eight disciplines to be controlled via Balance Board can be played in hotseat mode as well.
The Coop Cup is new to Summer Athletics 2009. Up to four players can start as one team in 4x100m relay or medley relay. The controllers have to be handed over like a baton. Being quick and precise is crucial to secure the team’s spot on the winner’s podium.
While Wii players imitate the natural breaststroke of swimming, it is about rotating the left and right sticks in correct speed on Xbox 360. PC players either choose classical retro style keyboard controls or plug in their gamepad or Xbox 360 controller. Due to several years of experience with multiplatform sports titles, developer 49Games is known for creating intuitive and comfortable controls.
The battle for Gold Medals and personal bests sparks excitement and healthy competition in Summer Athletics 2009. Athletes from all over the world run, throw, jump and swim for victory. Millimeters and split seconds will decide the winners.
The athletes compete in 28 summer time disciplines, including 100 meters sprint, high diving, javelin or the new skeet shooting event. In Berlin World Cup mode, a national team can go for ultimate glory in the World Championships in 15 track and field contests.
With a variety of game modes, format specific controls and up-to-date graphics, Summer Athletics 2009 will be challenging and fun to play at the same time. Featuring various difficulty settings, the game supports all playing styles; from casual to frequent gamers.
dtp entertainment's Summer Athletics 2009, developed by 49Games, is scheduled for release summer 2009 on Wii (with Balance Board support), PC, Xbox 360. In North America the game will be known as World Championship Athletics, published by Conspiracy Entertainment.
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