Namco-Bandai is introducing an officially licensed motocross game for the first time in years. There have been off-road games and motocross games, but not since the days of 989 sports have we seen an officially licensed motocross game. MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship will be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and PC platforms on February 26th. This title will only be available in North and South America. The game is being developed my Milestone and will be the only game to feature the MX1 and MX2 championships. The game also features the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations and presents the official tracks from around the world.
According to Namco-Bandai, "Fans and followers of the sport will also be delighted to see their motocross heroes surge across the tracks on-screen as MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship features a full roster of all the teams and world-renown bikers on the motocross racing circuit, including top ranked U.S. supercross champion Ryan Villopoto."
"In MUD - FIM Motocross World Championship motocross fans will get more than just their hands dirty as they must use their guts and guile on the track during races, elimination gauntlets and head-to-head showdowns. Every bike produces different rips as they tear through the mud tracks, creating dynamic terrain deformation. Players can also take to the air and perform jaw-dropping stunts and tricks in the “Monster Energy Trick Battle Mode,” which offers 30 different tricks in three spectacular arenas. Players can also unlock more challenging events and spend their winnings on unlocking new tricks, better teams, or snazzier gear to deck-out their lean, mean two-wheeled machines."
"Behind the dangerous stunts and gritty tracks also lie great passion and appreciation for all the fans that support the athletes. To coincide with the lead-up to the game’s launch date, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will hold a “RV2 Experience” contest to make one fan’s dream of meeting Ryan Villopoto come true. One lucky winner will be a VIP at one of the motocross events, watch the races that day, and join Villopoto for photos to commemorate their special day. For contest details, please visit www.mudmotocross.com."