In a somewhat unexpected move, Koei have decided to release its G1 Jockey Wii title in Europe, there I was thinking this would never be released outside of Japan, this is no April fool!
“Throughout the history of this series we have tried to make G1 Jockey feel as close to the real thing as possible. Thanks to the Wii controllers we now have the opportunity to bring the effort and skill of this incredible sport to gamers like never before.” Naoki Katashima, Senior Vice President KOEI Europe. “We’re hoping that this game will make all horse racing games before it look like a right load of old pony and have gamers trotting down to their local store to back a genuine winner and be first past the post with the greatest horse racing game ever.” Will Curley, KOEI Sales Manager.
The Japanese version of the game was released a while ago, we've managed to snag some screenshots and really start to wonder how well this game will do in the European market, any betters?
"As well as giving gamers the opportunity to whip themselves into shape while striving to be the king of the final furlong, G1 Jockey Wii also contains an incredibly deep career mode where players get the chance to work their way from rookie status to horse racing legend.
This game will also give you the opportunity to breed your own horses and develop them into a stable of true thoroughbred winners. G1 Jockey Wii is all about making the most of your initial opportunities and building up your renown within the racing world. The more you and your horses impress the more chances to make it into the big time will be presented to you."