I have talked about the travails of the rally game before and I reviewed WRC 2 last year, and it is sad to say I wasn’t entirely blown away by it. I am hoping that WRC 3 offers an improvement as I am longing for a really good, proper rallying title to come out. Hit the jump for two and a half minutes of action on a Spanish stage and for more details on WRC 3.
Developers Milestone have worked on an entirely new engine for the game which I sincerely hope provides for a more rewarding driving experience and some higher quality visuals over what we have seen with the past two editions of this series. There are 35 unique car models in the new game, some of which make for exciting reading for rally fans: Volkswagen Polo R WRC test car, Renault Twingo R2 and the Proton Satria Neo S2000. Well, maybe there aren’t many people looking forward to the Proton, but the VW and Renault should provide a more than welcome alternative to the regular vehicle line-up.
In addition to the new vehicles there is a revamped Career mode which will feature a variety of DiRT sounding challenges like Drift contest, Top Rally Contest along with something called Crash and Run. The career mode will also feature ‘boss’ characters. Search me, I don’t know how a serious rally sim is going to implement boss characters, but they are trying.
If that hasn’t scared you off, here is that promised trailer.
WRC 3 is due for release October 12th for PC, 360, PS3 and the Vita.