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Auto Modellista (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 22, 2002 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT

Capcom announced auto modellista, the first true cell-shaded arcade-style racing action for the PS2. Designed to capture the essence of the racing experience, auto modellista allows players to customize real-world cars from the get-go and acquire essential components to soup-up their ride. Licenses from world-renowned carmakers including Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Subaru offer the ultimate realism. auto modellista is scheduled to release this winter.

"Leave it to Capcom to create a fun racing game with easily customizable real-world cars," said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. "Capcom has a legacy for creating fun video games and our first auto racing game, in true cell-shaded arcade-style, is no different. In this game, the objective is not just about racing as fast as possible, but a game you can have fun with by simply customizing it. This is a racing game that every racing fan is going to want to play."

auto modellista will include the following features:

  • A new 3-D cell-shaded art style called "Artistoon" using Capcom's own proprietary technology gives auto racing an arcade look and feel.
  • Innovative Graphics -- a totally new visual expression that captures the true essence of racing; the sense of speed tearing the air apart and the impact of tires grabbing the pavement are stunningly reproduced.
  • Choose from an enormous selection of world-renowned vehicles:
    - Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Subaru
  • Speed through diverse environments -- auto modellista showcases numerous environments including racing circuits, cityscapes and mountain passes with an entirely new approach.
  • Easily Customizable -- Vivid color schemes and a wide array of options allow players to create incredibly unique car designs. Players can change the car's tires, brakes, suspension, turbine kit, muffler, computer and transmission and more. All tuning parts appear in the game along with their real names. Adding various parts such as mirrors, wheels, decals and more, players can equally modify the appearance of the cars.
  • Three different game modes
    - Single Player Mode -- Customize your own car and participate in various races
    - Arcade Mode -- Split screen two player head-to-head mode
    - VJ Mode -- Record, edit and apply various effects to your previous races to capture all the highlights of performance racing
  • Sheer intensity -- auto modellista captures the adrenaline packed intensity of racing. This game is simply a must for the insatiable car enthusiast who strives to achieve unadulterated speed and experience mind-blowing graphics.

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