Koei has today announced G1 Jockey Wii 2008, the latest instalment in the popular horse racing franchise. The series debuted on Wii last year and introduced Wii Remote and Nunchuck motion controls, and now in G1 Jockey Wii 2008 the game will take motion controls a step further with support for the Wii Balance Board.

Players will now have the chance to leap fences and steer their horse to victory entirely using the Wii Balance Board.

"With G1 jockey we have always strived to recreate the full horse racing experience in the most realistic and enjoyable way possible. The Nintendo Wii and now the Wii Balance Board have enabled us to continue our desire to bring every facet of this fascinating sport into the homes of passionate horse racing fans and gamers who want to enjoy a sporting experience like no other," said Naoki Katashima, executive vice president Koei Europe and US.

G1 Jockey Wii 2008 also promises a deep career mode where players get the chance to work their way from rookie status to horse racing legend. The game will also offer players the ability to breed horses and develop a stable of true thoroughbred winners.

G1 Jockey Wii 2008 is scheduled for release across Europe in September.