MotoGP 19 launches June 27 for Switch, Historical Challenges mode announced
Milestone today provided the latest information on MotoGP 19, including a Switch release date. The game will be available on Nintendo’s platform starting June 27.
Milestone has also outlined a new Historical Challenges mode, in which players “can revive some of the most thrilling challenges of the MotoGP history.” Here’s some additional information:
The Historical Challenges mode is a real dive into the history of MotoGP, where players will have more than 50 legendary riders and 35 official bikes of 500cc and MotoGP categories, all perfectly recreated in any detail.
Together with the official 19 tracks of the current season, there will be three historical tracks, Laguna Seca 2013, Donington 2009 e Catalunya 2015, all known for being the theatre of beloved memories for all MotoGP fans.
Here’s just a quick preview of some legendary moments players can revive with MotoGP 19:
Valentino’s Ninth Gem:
The final race in the 2004 MotoGP season promises to be hard-fought: the top 13 in qualifying are within less than a second of each other. The 122,000 spectators in the stands have plenty to enjoy because Makoto Tamada immediately goes for the breakaway: after 2 laps he already has a 1 second margin. Although 3rd in practice, Valentino starts badly, standing 6th at the end of the first lap. But then, with his trademark sneakiness, he passes his rivals, including Biaggi, taking the lead. Despite there being 15 laps to go, he’s gone: 9 GPs won on his debut with Yamaha, incredible.
Gibernau, King of France:
Valentino Rossi has had to compete with the Spanish riders for much of his MotoGP career. The first in the series was Sete Gibernau, who was his best in the two-year period between 2003-2004 on a Honda. His speciality was a dazzling start to the season, and the track where he did his best was Le Mans. At the 2003 France GP the duel with Rossi is set after the red flag for rain: in the last 7 laps Sete and Valentino continuously pass each other. A dramatic last lap with two passes each. The last move comes from Gibernau, who triumphs by only 0,165 seconds.
We’ve included a trailer for MotoGP 19’s new Historical Challenges mode below.
Source: Milestone PR