NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced that WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship is now available at retailers in North and Latin America for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. WRC 3 was created by racing video game developer Milestone and features all the official contents from the 2012 FIA World Rally Championship, including all the main racing teams, cars, and locations to bring the WRC experience to life.

WRC 3 takes a giant leap forward from previous WRC titles and presents a full range of rally racing gameplay, allowing players to fully immerse themselves in the world of WRC racing. Life-like physics create challenging conditions that are sure to get players’ adrenaline pumping and simulate the high-speed thrill of driving a real WRC car. The realistic handling, combined with environmental variations, and co-driver instructions will put players in the driver’s seat like no other rally game. Developer Milestone’s brand new graphics engine, Spikengine, produces lighting, shadow, and particle effects that deliver a maximum level of realism in order to enhance the player’s experience.

WRC 3 takes the most entertaining aspects of rally racing; the fast cars, treacherous Rallies, customizable tuning, and combines them all to create one cohesive racing package that is sure to excite racing game fans,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing and Digital Sales at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The exhilarating racing modes will plunge players into heated competition around the world where they’ll face challenging rally stages requiring them to pull off daring maneuvers to rise to the top in the world standings.”

The Road to Glory career mode* is the main attraction of WRC 3, and lets players participate in both racing gameplay and take on team management elements by customizing their cars and teams before joining one of the most heated rally championships based on the official WRC season. Players will also be able to test how they match up against their friends in the online multiplayer modes where competing racers are shown as Ghosts, making for intense neck-and-neck time-attack action. WRC 3’s hair-raising single-player and multiplayer modes will be sure to satisfy racing fans and gamers in these fast-paced and gripping competitions on spectacularly recreated tracks.

WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB, and will be available in North America and Latin America at a MSRP of $39.99 and $34.99 for the PlayStation®3 system packaged and digital versions respectively, and $29.99 for the PlayStation®Vita system digital version.