News: Another off-road title announced for the next-gen consoles.
THQ has announced they will be bringing the off-road racer Baja to the PS3 and Xbox 360 this August. Baja will be developed by a new company, 2XL Games, which was founded by members of the MX vs. ATV (which THQ also publishes) team.
Here's what THQ had to say about what to expect from Baja including 40 vehicles in eight classes, life-like handling, damage modeling and a ton of online options:
In Baja, players will conquer more than 100 square miles of the toughest terrain Mother Nature has to offer, including the steepest mountains, thickest mud and deepest canyons ever created. With more than 40 vehicles in eight classes, including Trophy Trucks, 4x4s and buggies, Baja features a full array of upgradeable options with hundreds of authentic parts that affect each vehicle's performance. Players will put their off-road machines to the test in near-vertical Hill Climb challenges, head-to-head Open Class races, circuit races and the ultimate off-road endurance challenge: the Baja. Baja's open worlds extend thousands of miles across all landscapes in races that can last up to four hours. The game's revolutionary vehicle physics deliver unprecedented life-like handling, and a support management system allows gamers to monitor and repair realistic vehicle damage as fenders fly, tires are blown, suspension is stressed and engines overheat. Baja will support four-player split screen multiplayer capability, 12-player online and LAN as well as multiple-screen panoramic view.
?As the long-standing off-road racing leader, THQ is thrilled to bring something completely new to the off-road racing genre,? said Richard Browne, vice president of product development, THQ. ?With the level of detail in each vehicle, the vast open vistas and the most realistic off-road physics to date, Baja will provide an unparalleled racing experience.?
We'll have more soon.