MotoGP 09/10 green-flagged for March 16

Capcom's latest motorcycle racing sim for Xbox 360, PS3 on track to kick off real-world 2010 season; demo due prerelease.

With MotoGP 09/10, Capcom set out to realign the game's traditional holiday release window with one that better coincides with the start of the season. So the publisher was up front with the fact that the game would be out in March when it initially announced the game back in June 2009. Today, Capcom announced a specific race day for MotoGP 09/10, saying the game would be available in North America for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 16.

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As its name implies, MotoGP 09/10 will pull its data from both the '09 and '10 racing seasons. Initially, the game will contain bikes, riders, tracks, and liveries from the 2009 season. Shortly after the game's release, Capcom will add in content from the 2010 season, including new tracks, team updates, and bike classes, as a free downloadable update.

Developed by Monumental Games, MotoGP 09/10 will include a career mode in which players can manage their crew, hire staff, and compete in races in pursuit of a MotoGP championship. The game will also feature online multiplayer that lets players compete with up to 20 other racers from around the world. MotoGP 09/10 also packs a free-play-style arcade mode, as well as online leaderboards and a spectator mode.

Capcom plans to release a demo for the game through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network before its official launch. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of MotoGP 09/10.

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10 comments
ZedX-14Pilot
ZedX-14Pilot

In my opinion, MotoGP 06 was the best one in the series to date. 07 was good, but the accesibilty police dumbed it down for newbies. MotoGP 2 for the original XBox is my personal favorite if you are going for a hardcore sim. That being said, I think with this game we will see something alot closer to the 06/07 CLIMAX games. Reason being, a handfull of those guys from that team are working on this game. I had my doubts with some of the early game footage, but, the new trailer, at first appearance, looks like they have cleaned up the game quite a bit. I already have it preordered myself. O8 was a TRAGEDY, but if we get anything close to the 06 or 07 iteration, then the series will be back on track, and I will keep spending my dollars on this series. I hope a lot of other people pick this game up as well. Motorcycle games are by far the most rewarding racing experiences because of their technical nature. So, when you put all those long hours of practice to use online and get your first win, for me at least, you actually get a bit excited when you finish first.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

wheee bikes for a change.... hope it's as good as the 07 game then we might be onto something

rholding2000
rholding2000

since 07 this game has taken a dive (probably due to the different devs difference in engine), the racing just isnt as good any more, i cant imagine there will be many differences in the handling. MotoGp2, 3 05 and 07 were brilliant games for some reason the 'realism' options are either too dumbed down or too aggressive so staying on the bike is hard with already unpredictable control. Once again ill get the game but i dont hold too much hope in it replacing my frequent use of mgp07. Come on capcom. Just play the other games and get that right, never mind about the in season release, us hardcore racers will pay for the damn content at full retail price as long as the game is worth it.

joanhm
joanhm

Hopfully, they will have this one fixed and not proform like a bumper car. The career mode did look good, so fingers crossed. Because the SKB Championship did'nt play too bad, so improve on that and it might be a WORTH WHILE RIDE.

JESSEAARON100
JESSEAARON100

It's a shame that they did not have it for the WII. I mean the WII got nice gameplay

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

fingers crossed it plays as well as it looks :P

KERNELPOTTER
KERNELPOTTER

The last good MotoGp was #3 on the original Xbox...let's hope they get it right this time.

moose3469
moose3469

man i havent been on a virtual motorcycle since burnout paradise