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'Driver 2 Advance' (GBA) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2002 @ 9:31 p.m. PST

Infogrames has brought one of the most popular video game franchises of all time, Driver, to Game Boy Advance with shipment of Driver 2 Advance to retail stores this week.
Developed by Sennari Interactive, Driver 2 Advance leverages the full power of the Game Boy Advance to recreate the same intense attitude and feel of the original game through realistic, action-packed single-player missions and dedicated multiplayer modes.

“The worldwide Driver fan-base continues to grow as Driver 2 for PS one remains at the top of the sales charts. It was only natural to bring the game to today’s top-selling portable game system,” said Paul Rinde, senior vice president and head of Infogrames, Inc.’s Minneapolis studio. “With the power of the Game Boy Advance, we’ve been able to recreate the same addictive game play and pulse-pounding missions the franchise is known for. Everyone who enjoys the game on the home system will really love the portable version. Those who haven’t tried it out yet ­ now is the time!”

Driver 2 Advance faithfully re-creates the original’s bumper-to-bumper action in a portable package. As Tanner, an undercover cop posing as a driver for hire, players take on a variety of missions and game-play modes including such favorites as Trailblazer, Checkpoint, Quick Chase, Survival and more. Ramping up the intensity is a variety of multiplayer modes that allow up to four players to scream through wide open city streets in Cops N’ Robbers, Free for All and more.

As a result of Sennari’s proprietary X2 engine technology for the Game Boy Advance, Driver 2 Advance features superior driving physics including sliding and crashing, as well as visible vehicular damage, and special effects such as engine and tire smoke, fire and car shadows.

Underscoring the on-screen mayhem is an R&B soundtrack as well as in-game audio that realistically recreates the tire-screeching, engine-howling roars, with drivers pushing their machines to the limit.

Driver 2 Advance shipped to most retail stores this week with an estimated retail price of $29.99 and an ESRB rating of “T” for TEEN.

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