Namco's upcoming moto racer is rounding out in all the right places. First screens inside.
Preview by Chris Bahn (Email)
April 15th 2005
Overview: The fourth installment in the enigmatic Moto GP series. Namco promises the push the envelope even further with increased realism, tighter controls and eye-dropping visuals. Racing enthusiasts will especially appreciate that MotoGP 4 will be the first installment to mark the appearance of the 125cc and 250cc. No word yet on whether the game will offer online play; we hope to uncover more tasty highlights at this year's E3.
Boasting a larger selection of playable racing legends than ever before, MotoGP4 lets players choose from greats such as Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan, Wayne Gardner and the late Daijiro Kato. MotoGP4’s commitment to racing realism extends beyond the tarmac -- allowing players to conduct parts tests between races to upgrade the performance of their bikes.
“Meticulously modeled after real-world motorcycles, riders and courses,MotoGP4' ranks in its own class when it comes to authentic racing on two wheels,” said Yoshi Niki, Business Unit Director with Namco Hometek Inc. “The addition of all three engine classes adds a new level of enjoyment to the game, letting gamers test their passion for grand prix racing.”
MotoGP4 will also offer multiplayer support which allows up to four players to compete against each other using the PlayStation 2 Multi-tap. More details as they become available.