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Wild XBox Ride This Fall With 'Furious Karting' Announcement

by Thomas on May 20, 2002 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT

Warning! Helmets are NOT included. Infogrames, Inc. a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, will send Xbox gamers on a wild ride this Fall with Furious Karting, an extreme go-kart racing game soaked in attitude and hard-wired with pure adrenaline. Developed by Paris-based Babylon Software, Furious Karting is scheduled for a global release for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in Q3 2002.

Infogrames to Bring Furious Karting Exclusively to Xbox; In-Your-Face Attitude, Extreme Action Mark Xbox-Only Go-Kart Racer

"Strap yourself into a miniature rocket ship and hang on for dear life -- extreme sports has never seen racing as over-the-top as Furious Karting," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Infogrames Inc.'s Los Angeles studio. "With ultra-hip characters who know no fear and amazing graphics powered by Xbox, Furious Karting is an entirely new racing experience with slap-you-in-your-face edginess!"

Players will assume the persona of one of eight uber-contemporary racers with varying nationalities as they speed through a wide variety of racing locales that include indoor stadiums, classic outdoor tracks and extreme fantasy courses that defy conventional laws of physics. Up to 11 opposing go-karts will be competing at once, each featuring fully animated and hyper-aggressive adversaries as well as intricately rendered vehicles.

Several gameplay modes will keep players coming back for more, including Scenario (story), Arcade, Time Trial, Tutorial and multiplayer battle mode, featuring pick-ups and tricks to play on rival racers. In addition, the game allows players to experience Furious Karting in their own way -- if the game is played aggressively, special challenges are unlocked; if played fairly, the player is rewarded with "happy endings."

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