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Hot Wheels Announced for PS2

by Thomas on Jan. 24, 2002 @ 8:40 p.m. PST

THQ Inc. today announced Hot Wheels (working title) is in development for PlayStation2. Created by car combat game developer Beyond Games, Hot Wheels is a unique mission-based racing adventure set in a dark, futuristic world that appeals to core gamers and racing enthusiasts alike. THQ's Hot Wheels for PlayStation 2 is scheduled for release in fall 2002.

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"THQ and Beyond Games have worked together to develop a distinctive racing adventure that brings the essence of the Hot Wheels brand to life by combining wild aerial stunts, blazing crashes, huge loops and gravity-defying maneuvers with a destructible 3D Hot Wheels world," said Michael Rubinelli, vice president, product development, THQ. "Even the most discriminating gamers will find themselves immersed in the mission-based story line that blends combat racing gameplay with the innovative high performance concept cars of Hot Wheels."

"This game really let's THQ's development talent shine. They have a proven track record in reaching the core gaming audience, and now gamers can have a whole new Hot Wheels experience on PlayStation 2," said Amy Boylan, senior vice president of Boys/Entertainment, New Media, Mattel. "Gamers will put their skills to the test as they race their favorite Hot Wheels cars through winding courses, jumps and gravity defying loops that are sure to inspire racing enthusiasts and Hot Wheels fans of all ages."

Hot Wheels for PlayStation 2 is a high speed, mission-based racing adventure built on core combat racing principles and inspired by the attitude of Hot Wheels. When a criminal gang of street racing villains overtakes Monument City, players must put their driving skills and cool street machines to the ultimate test to destroy the enemy and restore peace. Players must pull off wild aerial stunts and blazing crashes in 30 missions within six intense levels. Monument City offers players surreal environments that will be familiar to Hot Wheels enthusiasts, including huge loops, death-defying jumps and hidden short cuts. The game features more than 35 authentic Hot Wheels cars.

Hot Wheels will also be available for Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. For more information, please visit www.thq.com.

Hot Wheels cars thundered into the toy world in 1968. More than 30 years later, Hot Wheels is a global brand and Mattel is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of vehicles, playsets and tracks. In addition to leading the way with power, performance and attitude, Hot Wheels cars are also Cool Collectiblesä for adults. For the latest information on Hot Wheels, make a break on the information superhighway and cruise over to www.hotwheels.com.

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