WRC 8: Rallying for A Chance at Besting DiRT Is a Good Thing For the Series

 

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Reflex check: “100, Easy right, care rocks inside – don’t cut” Or something like that. You’ll know what to do as that turn comes up.

As a longtime fan of the World Rally Championship series since the PlayStation 2 days when developer Evolution Studios created five of that system’s best rally games, it’s been a series of up and down yumps as the franchise has changed hands over the years. The team at KT Racing (aka Kylotonn ) has held the WRC game license since 2015 and have improved the overall quality with each release, offering rally fans on PC and consoles the opportunity to test their skills on a wide variety of courses with a wide range of world-class rally cars.  The upcoming WRC 8, published by Bigben Interactive certainly looks to be the best game in the series to date, as the dev team is looking to reach fans who crave even more realism to the virtual version of the sport.

As impressive as that trailer is, the game’s Career Mode is going the extra mile in terms of delivering the goods on a few fronts. Check out the details in the video below:

Want more? Okay, then – there are a few pre-order incentives below the yump (ha and ha, but yeah, go look at them).

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Lesquin, France, August 1, 2019 – Bigben and the development studio Kylotonn are delighted to reveal the different editions and pre-order bonus content of WRC 8, the official video game of the FIA World Rally Championship. WRC 8, now available for pre-orders, will be released the 5th of September 2019 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC and in October on Nintendo Switch™. Players can choose from three different editions: the basic edition, the digital Deluxe edition and the physical Collector edition.

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Players who pre-order any edition of the game will receive the RWD Legends pack, which includes legendary cars from bygone eras: the Lancia 037, the last rear-wheel drive car to win the World Rally Championship; and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT, a powerful monster of a rally car. Players who pre-order the Nintendo Switch version (basic edition and physical Collector edition) will receive a WRC 8-themed sleeve for their console (offer valid at selected retailers).

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Digital Deluxe edition content:

 

The digital Deluxe edition includes the base game, early access to the game 48 hours before official release, crew members to add to your staff in Career mode and the Legendary Cars pack. This pack includes three legendary WRC cars from the 70s, 80s and 90s: the Alpine A110, Ford Escort RS and Lancia Delta HF Integrale.

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Physical Collector edition content:

The Collector edition includes the base game, a three-month subscription to the WRC+ All Live TV service (this provides over 25 hours of live coverage of each rally, expert analysis and behind-the-scenes reporting), experienced crew members to add to your staff in Career mode and the Legendary Cars pack. Players who buy this edition will also receive an exclusive WRC-themed, collector edition, metal box.

No matter which version you go for, WRC 8 is looking like a contender to the mighty DiRT 2 as a solid racer well worth a purchase.  We’ll take the PS4 version for a spin in a bit and let you know what’s what.

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I’d say “see you on the flip side” or something similar, but I don’t want to jinx myself and roll the car into a ditch or worse.

-GW

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