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Tour de France 2013: New features of the console game
Pro Cycling Manager 2013

The South African webshop that recently revealed the new features of Pro Cycling Manager 2013 has dropped another bunch of news - this time about Cyanide's console game Tour de France 2013 that's set to be released for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in June.

As the previous years, the game is going to centered around the Tour de France route where you can take control of any rider on the teams in the game.

However, as one of the new things you will be able to create your own custom tour and play your selection of stages from the Tour de France. Assuming Cyanide will release additional tours, like in previous years, you might be able to mix and match from the various races.

Racing wise, it's mentioned that the teams now have certain objectives linked to them - and completing these will be reflected on a player's progress bar.

Other than that, the info on the webshop mentions graphical updates (new engine for animations, new podiums, buildings, scenery etc.).

Full list from Kalahari.com:
"Choose a team, play as your favourite rider and win the Tour de France! You are the rider, at the heart of the action Use strategy: give orders to your team-mates, communicate with your sports director and form alliances with opponents! Beat a wily and reactive AI Achieve many objectives (win jerseys, stages and the race!) Plunge into a hyper-realistic and faithfully reproduced Tour de France

• Team Spirit
• You can control all the riders on the team
• You can switch from one rider to another at any time.
• Sensation of Speed: Mountain descents + average speed increases + FX improved + more dynamic and attacking AI
• Custom competition: Create your own Tour de France with stages of your choice
• Riders animations: New engine for animations + motion capture for riders
• Scenery elements: New podiums, buildings and scenery elements
• True life spectators: More numerous, increase immersion.
• Objectives: Given by sports directors, they‟re linked to the chosen team – encourages the player to gain XP to fill his progress bar.
• Progress Bar: A bar tells the player how well he is performing. What objectives and achievements are still to be completed."

Comments
#1 | lakebeach on 15. April 2013 16:30
Nice that you can switch rider at any time.
#2 | TheManxMissile on 15. April 2013 16:56
The custom race feature would be awesome, but only if there is a large selection of stages that come with the game. I fear there will be too few, and then more only via overpriced DLC...

Switching between all riders is a much needed gameplay progression, so yay

The objectives and progress bar will also give a nice direction to the game. Currently its a bit bland, and this will give it a good purpose

Overall this sounds like a massive improvement. PCM13 is marginal, this is a guaranteed buy in June!
#3 | baseballlover312 on 15. April 2013 20:28
Stinks that you just switch riders all the time now. That basically ruins the entire point of the game. Just a closer camera on PCM with only one race nothing else.
#4 | lluuiiggii on 15. April 2013 20:41
#3: if you dislike that you can change riders at any time, just don't do it. You'll still have all the communications with team manager, other riders, scale, etc differing from the PC game.
#5 | SSJ2Luigi on 15. April 2013 20:58
I'm with #3 here, I liked the console version because I saw it as the "be a pro" mode for PCM
#6 | Cycleman123 on 18. May 2013 12:59
If they had PCM on PS3/XBox would be the best game ever
Having only the TDF makes it a bit too repetitive for me.
Alternatively, having a "Be a Pro" mode on PCM on the PC would great as well
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