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SEPT 29 2006 Melbourne Cup Challenge Release Date Announced See Press Release

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Melbourne Cup Challenge

Platform: PS2, XBOX, PC
OFLC Rating: PG
Released: October 26th 2006
Developer: Sidhe Interactive
Publisher: Tru Blu Games
Distributor: Australia -  Home Entertainment Suppliers
Genre: Sports Horse Racing
Players: 1
Online Support: Online play supported 1-8 players

Developed by Sidhe Interactive (New Zealand) and published by Tru Blu Entertainment (Australia), Melbourne Cup Challenge brings the energy and excitement of the great race into homes all around the country.

The features of Melbourne Cup Challenge include

         Official licenses including access to the Emirates Melbourne Cup Race, Flemington Race Course, Classic Caulfield, The Caulfield Cup, Royal Ascot Race Course, leading jockey Frankie Dettori, and more.

         Multiplayer online play for all platforms, allowing competitive and friendly play over the Internet with up to 8 people.

         Multiple game modes including Season Mode, Jockey Challenge, Betting Party, and Simulation Mode.

         In depth Season Mode including auctions, horse breeding, training, personnel hiring and firing, and stable management.

         Highly detailed graphics including realistic horses and jockeys, weather effects, and accurately modelled Australian and international race courses.

         Live race commentary by Matthew Hill from Sky Channel.

         Lifelike horse and jockey animation, motion captured by Weta Digital, the VFX wizards behind The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
Official website for the Melbourne Cup Challenge game
Official website of Tru Blu games
Game developer Sidhe Interactive's website




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