Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH will release a completely updated and enhanced version of its popular GTi Club arcade game for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Store on December 4th. Priced just 14,99 Euro, GTi Club+ Rally Cote D’Azur boasts all-new HD visuals and widely expanded gameplay elements.
Available exclusively via the PlayStation Store, the 335Mb download is one of the fastest road racers imaginable. A classic race against the clock, GTi Club+ recreates the beauty of its French locale within a giant game map that is gradually opened as the player breaks certain records. Boasting 720p graphics and running at 60fps, the game offers five distinctly different licensed cars — Austin Mini Cooper, Renault 5, Fiat A112 Abarth, Lancia Delta and the VW Golf GTi — and invites players to compete via the solo mode or against up to seven other people online.
Using timing, hidden short cuts and handbrake turns, GTi Club+ comes into its own when played online. Three difficulty settings can be selected, adjusting the severity of the course in the process, while a Bomb Tag game sees players attempting to eradicate their rivals in an explosive chase mode. The PlayStation Eye peripheral is also supported, and users can send images to their rivals mid-race, with the best times uploaded to an ever-changing online leaderboard.
Other new elements include a Sat Nav system to help traverse the open nature of the huge courses, dizzying replays, 5.1 sound including a remix of the original coin-op’s music by Atjazz, and player-to-player voice comms. Konami will also make further expansion elements available in the future, including new cars.