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Genre: Racing
Developer: SimBin

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Viva Media Brings 'RACE 07' to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2007 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT

RACE 07 is a racing title, sequel to RACE 06, and comes loaded with new features and game modes, more than 200 cars in 11 different car classes and host 20 different circuits from all over the world, several of them being city racetracks never before featured in a racing game.

Next to the FIA WTCC seasons of 2006 and 2007 RACE 07 also contains open wheeler and sports car racing such as Formula 3000, Formula BMW and Radical SR3 and SR4.

A new and unique helmet cam view has been implemented to support the open cockpit cars specifically. This helmet view is directly affected by different weather effects as well as dirt and bugs on the helmet visor. On top of this comes a new animation for removing virtual "Tear offs" from the helmets visor, just as in real racing where the helmet is heavily exposed during the races.

RACE 07 is also introducing a new "action camera cockpit view" that will add even more immersion and sensation of speed when driving from the cockpit.

RACE 07 supports both a normal according to real life championship mode as well as a new custom championship mode where you can mix cars and classes, not to mention tracks, as you wish. In addition RACE 07 also supports custom skins, especially important for communities and league racing.

Featuring more than 300 cars in nine different racing classes, RACE 07 includes the full 2006 and 2007 seasons of the FIA World Touring Car Championships (FIA WTCC) as well as 8 more classes on 32 tracks from all over the world.

“RACE 07 has been developed by real auto racers who have made the game as close as they can to a real life experience,” said Carlo Voelker, CEO, Viva Media. “We are pleased to partner with SimBin Studios to bring this highly-anticipated game to the U.S. market for the first time.”

RACE 07 features:

  • The full 2007 and 2006 seasons of the WTCC, plus the historic WTCC’87 class, Formula 3000, Formula BMW, the Mini Cooper Challenge, and more
  • Intense “singleseater” action: Open racecars feature realistic helmet views with visor dynamics so real players will see every speck of raceway debris
  • 32 different real-life tracks from all over the world, including unique city tracks
  • Online rankings and leader boards
  • Human-like AI opponents that behave as natural race cars, trying to force the driver into error
  • Enhanced community appeal, with community driver names, customized skins and league-support

“We are looking forward to working with Viva Media once again,” said Henrik Roos, CEO, SimBin. “We wanted a strong partner for the debut of the RACE franchise in the United States. Viva and SimBin have a legacy of success that we are looking forward to continuing with this new title.”

The late changes in the calendar of the FIA WTCC events has resulted in several new circuits for SimBin to implement into RACE 07 and for this reason the release is now set to autumn 2007.

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