Correction: Due to my dying of the flu, I didn’t realise that TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 has already been announced back in June, and that the press release I was blowing my nose over was for the new trailer. Humans do human stuff, blah, blah, blah.
BigBen Interactive has announced today (correction: back in June…) that it will be releasing TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 next year on consoles and PC, though an exact release date has yet to be revealed. In fact, there’s not even a release window.
The announcement comes with a new trailer showing off some of the improvements coming to the game. I can’t say I’m particularly clued-up on the details of motorbike racing, but if you’re a fan of two-wheel racing you’ll understand it better than I ever could.
There’s a trailer up above, and I’ve done a lazy copy/paste job on the press release down below. Don’t judge me. I’m dying of the flu.
From the press release:
Take to the road in one of the world’s most famous races for motorcycle fans with TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2. Thanks to the meticulous work of the KT Racing teams, players can have an unprecedented motorcycle racing experience at home.
The bike physics have been rebuilt from the ground up to create ultra-realistic behaviour. The gyroscopic effect is now completely integrated for more precise steering, and speed wobbles have been added to alert riders that a fall could be imminent. The brakes and shock absorbers have also been redesigned. They now respond to all bumps in the road and create a riding experience that is much more faithful to what a real motorcyclist feels.
From the handlebars of your bike, shave valuable seconds off your time by using your opponent’s slipstream to pick up speed and find the best line in bends to maximise your bike’s grip. Managing wear and tear of parts is also part of the game experience: the brakes, suspensions, engine and tyre temperature all need to be monitored for the best ride and to reach the finish line of the 60km circuit, especially if you complete all six laps of the race!
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