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Trecision Announces Racing Game Starring 'Popeye'

by Patrick on June 24, 2002 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT

Trecision S.p.A has started the development of a title for PS2 and PC starring Popeye, the world renown sailor created in 1929 by Elzie Segar. Popeye’s adventures are enjoyed by millions of fans world-wide, both young and adults. The game will be published in 2003 by French company Cryo.

Popeye, Hush Rush for Spinach will see Popeye throwing the gauntlet in a series of races on 2-wheeled vehicles, trying to defeat the fierce opposition presented by other popular characters, such as Olive Oyl, Wimpy and Brutus. The title will offer a varied game structure, melting racing and action elements, inclusive of original gameplay solutions such as multi-path tracks, road hazards, power-ups and a wealth of acrobatic tricks to perform. The races will take place in a number of richly detailed settings and users will be presented with several different challenges.

Massimiliano Sacchi, Sales and Marketing Director at Trecision, commented: “Trecision is developing a top-quality title which will be appreciated by both the millions of fans Popeye has all over the world and demanding players who expect an original and exhilarating gaming experience. Popeye, Hush Rush for Spinach takes a new approach to the racing genre, adding a number of twists to the formula, thus greatly differentiating the title from any other game on the market. We’re delighted that Cryo has chosen Trecision as partner for the development of the game. Trecision’s technical skills and expertise will allow us to create a stunning title starring one of the the world’s most beloved cartoon hero”. Popeye, Hush Rush for Spinach is currently in development and will be published by Cryo in Q1.2003 for PS2 and PC.

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