EA announce sequels for 2 popular racing game series
Fri, 15 April 2005
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Sydney, NSW â€“ April 5, 2005 â€“ According to the 2004 Urban Mobility Report by the Texas Transportation Institute, U.S. commuters endured 3.5 billion hours of traffic delays in 2002, at a cost of more than $63.2 billion. Itâ€™s hell on the highway and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced plans to let gamers live out their wildest commuter fantasies this September with Burnout Revengeâ„˘.
Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft.
Burnout Revenge is the sequel to 2004â€™s award-winning Burnout 3: Takedown, which has garnered dozens of awards, including â€śGame of the Yearâ€ť by Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine, â€śMultiplatform Game of the Yearâ€ť by Electronic Gaming Monthly and â€śBest Xbox Game of 2004â€ť by GameSpot.
In addition to tricked out new race, crash and road rage modes, Burnout Revenge takes the seriesâ€™ blistering speed and spectacular destruction to dizzying new heights with an all-new Revenge mode, challenging gamers to battle the clock and unleash their frustrations on rush hour traffic.
EA will debut Burnout Revenge at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on May 18, 19 and 20, 2005.
A New Racer Hits the Streets This Spring from the Creators of the Critically Acclaimed Need for Speed Underground Series
SYDNEY, NSW. â€“ April 12, 2005 â€“ Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that Need for Speedâ„˘ Most Wanted, from the makers of the hit Need for Speedâ„˘ Underground franchise that has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, currently is under development at EA Canada. Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customisation with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.
â€śOut-race your opponents, evade cops and exploit the open world in Need for Speed Most Wanted; street racing doesnâ€™t get any better than this,â€ť said Larry LaPierre, senior producer, EA Canada. "Players instantly will feel the thrill of the ride as they hit the streets in an open world environment where drivers can tune their cars to compete against any class of vehicles or use their wits to out-fox the law to satisfy their need for speed.â€ť
Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Add in a dynamic open world, new gameplay and customisation as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars and Need for Speed Most Wanted will be on every gamerâ€™s â€śmust-haveâ€ť list.
Developed in Vancouver, B.C. by EA Canada, Need for Speed Most Wanted will be available for a next generation console as well as the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, XboxÂ® videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCubeâ„˘, Nintendo DSâ„˘, Game BoyÂ® Advance, PSPâ„˘ handheld entertainment system and PC.
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