14. Aug, 2003 16:11 (HKT)

Capcom's Xbox™ racer Circus Drive (also known as Group S Challenge) to be released in Japan first

Capcom's Xbox™ racer Circus Drive (also known as Group S Challenge outside of Japan) features realistic graphics, licensed cars and race courses from real world locations. Circus Drive features 2 play modes: Circuit and Arcade.

The Circuit mode is divided into 3 categories: Championship, Line and Duel. In Championship you begin with Class-C races, and you can earn money from races, upgrade your car and expand your collection. The goal is to become the champion in the Class-S races. In Line mode you can practice your driving skills, there is a white line on the race course, showing you the best path to drive. In Duel mode, you can battle with either the CPU or another player in split screen mode.

The Arcade mode is a quick race mode, you can also use your new cars or customized vehicles in these races.

Circus Drive from Capcom will be released in Japan on August 28th, preorders for this potentially hit title are now welcome at US$ 59.90. A release in the States has been announced 4 weeks later, on September 23rd.

At the same date, Success' cooking & dating sequel Bistro Cupid 2 will be released as well. This time you play as a boy named Deil in the cooking school. Your goal is to become the greatest cooking master in the country. You will work in a restaurant after school, and meet with girls from the town. Each girl has her own cooking style and recipes to learn from.

Preorders for Bistro Cupid 2 are welcome as 2 versions: Bistro Cupid 2 (standard edition) priced at US$ 59.90 as well as Bistro Cupid 2 [Special Edition] priced at US$ 84.90 respectively.


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