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'Furious Karting' (Xbox) Races Into Stores

by Rainier on March 28, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PST

Warning! Helmets are NOT included. Atari today sent gamers on a wild ride with the release of "Furious Karting" available exclusively for the Xbox. Developed by Paris-based Babylon Software, "Furious Karting" is an extreme go-kart racing game soaked in attitude and hard-wired with pure adrenaline.
"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 head 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 game play 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."

"Furious Karting" is now available exclusively for Xbox at retail stores nationwide with an estimated retail price of $29.99 and an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen.

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