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'MotoGP4' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 22, 2005 @ 11:54 a.m. PST

As the 2004 MotoGP championships reach their thrilling conclusion, motor sport fans now have even more reason to look forward to the start of next year's season. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is delighted to announce the spring 2005 release of MotoGP4, developed exclusively for the PS2 by Namco. Read more for some new screens ...

With updated teams and riders, new circuits and a range of new modes, advances have been made across every area of the game. MotoGP4 will include online play for the first time to add to the series' established single player and head-to-head racing modes. The highly popular 125cc and 250cc classes have also been added, enabling players to test themselves at all levels of the sport.

As MotoGP has continued to grow in popularity across the globe, with television and circuit audiences at record levels, new fans have brought their unique passion to the sport. MotoGP4 now includes a brand new training system designed to show the latest generation of riders how to get the most out of these ultimate speed machines.

As well as being one of the most exciting motor sports in the world, MotoGP is also the undisputed pinnacle of motorcycle racing. The biggest names in bike manufacturing compete to develop the most advanced high-performance racing machines, as the riders display phenomenal skill around the most famous circuits in the world at speeds of up to 300 km/hr. By working closely with Dorna Sports, the MotoGP licensing body, Namco has once again raised the bar in faithfully recreating this electrifying sport and delivering an experience that will thrill fans everywhere.

Isao Nakamura, Producer on MotoGP4 for Namco, is confident that the game represents a step forward for the series: "I am very excited about this new title. We've added a lot of new features, such as the online mode, while still ensuring that fans of MotoGP will recognise the high quality, realistic racing from the previous games. We are also proud to include the 125cc and 250cc motorbike classes for the first time."

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO, Dorna Sports, is also looking forward to the latest instalment of the MotoGP franchise: "After the success of the previous releases of the MotoGP games for PlayStation®2, we are excited to launch MotoGP4 and continue our partnership with Namco and SCEE. Everybody knows that this sport is about high technology and challenges, and the new edition of this popular game will certainly provide both. I hope that fans new and old will enjoy MotoGP through the game as the sport continues to grow."

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