Ducati has something to keep those reflexes sharp during the cold weather, a little racing action for your mobile phone, Ducati 3D Extreme. I’ll have to get the reviews from someone else, though, my fingers don’t work that fast on tiny buttons.
Press release follows:
Vir2L Studios LLC and Superscape Group PLC, global entertainment publishers and developers of worldwide mobile entertainment, announced the launch of Ducati 3DExtreme for mobile phones. Building upon the highly successful Ducati Extreme released in late 2004, this latest Ducati motorcycle racing game is designed for 3G mobile phones and features the latest in advanced mobile 3D graphics. Based on the world-renowned Ducati motorcycles – a brand associated with industry-leading design, performance, power, and excitement – Ducati 3DExtreme is now available to mobile users in North America and Europe and will soon be available in other parts of the world.
“Ducati 3DExtreme is a revolutionary racing experience for mobile gamers.” said Douglas Frederick, president of Vir2L Studios. “In partnering with Superscape, a brilliant 3D engine and game development partner, we’ve added 3D graphics and expanded gameplay to all the successful features of the original Ducati Extreme. A preeminent racing game for wireless devices, Ducati 3DExtreme captures the action and excitement of the high performance Ducati, the most beautiful and powerful of motorcycle racing machines.”
“Ducati is thrilled to be part of the development of such a technologically and graphically advanced 3D mobile race game, one that surpasses the expectations of even our most demanding enthusiasts — the “Ducatisti.” said David Gross, creative director of Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. “Besides actually racing our sport bikes at Monza and Mugello, these are among the biggest thrills anyone can have with a Ducati!”
The features and gameplay are captivating and will keep mobile racers glued to their handsets. In Ducati 3DExtreme you choose from several Monster and Superbike models, and each model features unique handling and performance characteristics that are based on the actual Ducati production models. Players compete in four tours with three challenges per tour, including Time Attack, Race, Knockout and Race Line.
Kevin Roberts, CEO of Superscape Group plc, said: “I am delighted that we are continuing our relationship with Vir2L, and that we have had the opportunity to work together on the development of a great new racing game based on one of the world’s best known premium brands. I am sure that the title will have huge appeal to motorcycle and mobile game fans across the globe.”
Higher performance Ducati models become available as players progress, or they can customize their motorcycle through modifications to tires, suspension, engine, or exhaust. Racers can also wager on who will win the race. When a race is won, players can use winnings to make repairs, upgrade their Ducati components, or even buy a new bike. Players also compete to increase their standings on world leaderboards.