Based on the prestigious Michelin Race of Champions, which is held annually in the Canary Islands, the game lets players experience the raw fun and exhilaration of the sport as they lock wits and fenders with some of the top drivers from the world of racing. Race of Champions has not yet been rated by the ESRB/ELSPA.
"Race of Champions breathtaking graphics and frenetic action will find a perfect home under the hood of Nintendo GameCube," said Julian Lynn Evans, vice president European Studios, Activision. "With the addition of our sku for Nintendo GameCube, Activision is poised to deliver a racing blitz across all three next generation platforms when the game ships later this year."
Developed by Climax, Race of Champions challenges players to master authentic road, desert and mountain tracks on their quest for the cup. Featuring incredibly detailed visuals as well as real-time damage modelling and dirt effects, players can select their dream machine from the top makes and models in the sport including Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, Lancia, Peugeot, Audi, Porsche, Citroen and Seat as they race against industry legends like France's Didier Auriol, Germany's Armin Schwartz and Finland's Tommi Makinen , all of which have been participants in the annual event.
Established in 1988, Climax has become one of the world's leading interactive software development companies. Over the last 12 years Climax has developed many successful computer and video games, delivering high quality game experiences in both its' original products and conversions Climax bring with them a wealth of experience of developing for the Racing Genre to the partnership with Activision.
Rally Fusion:Race of Champions is the first rally game to let players battle it out for the Champion of Champions crown in the infamous Race of Champions where the world's top drivers compete head to head. Delivering intense full throttle action, the game challenges players to master the roads, deserts and mountains of this exciting racing tour. Choosing among 20 licensed cars from the leading manufacturers that participate in the sport including Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, Lancia, Peugeot, Audi, Citroen and Seat and more than 30 drivers including such legends as Didier Auriol from France and Marcus Gronholm from Finland, gamers race through 8 stunning 3D levels that include authentic Race of Champions Rally tracks and stages.