News: The second attempt at a Fast and the Furious game.
Namco Bandai announced today that they have reached a deal with Universal Studios to create a game based on the upcoming movie The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
The third Fast the Furious movie, which is without both Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, takes the action to Tokyo and the favorite sport of G4, drift racing.
The game is being developed by Eutechnyx for a Summer release on the PS2 and PSP.
Currently just titled "The Fast and the Furious", some features include:
Revolutionary Drift Model ? The first game to create an authentic, drift model system that is fun and approachable for players of all skill levels. Turn on the assists and feel like a pro, or turn them off and hone your drift skills.
An entirely authentic Drift racing experience ? Focusing on the ?next big thing? in underground street racing this video game utilizes Universal's extensive sound library, an incredible context based camera code, a revolutionary context based rumble system that gives players the feeling of driving city streets at break neck speeds like no other.
Total Immersion! ? Immerse yourself in the world of the game. 10,000+ polygon model cars, cinematic camera angles straight from the movie, unique boss challenges, stunning visuals and an Advanced Rubber Band AI system makes this the best looking, best playing racing game on PlayStation 2 and PSP system.
Robust customization options - Enhance the feeling of being part of the underground street racing world. Tune your ride with a hundred licensed wheels, and over 500 body kits from real JDM companies. Tune your ride like never before from performance to appearance, and for the first time ever swap out your engine to truly push the limits of your vehicle.
The Fast and the Furious will also include 2-player splitscreen play and 4-player online play.
If you're wondering why the movie that spawned the street racing craze hasn't already had a game of its own; it's because VU Games was developing one after the first movie but quietly canceled it a few years back.
But we'll have more on the new Fast and the Furious soon.