'Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally' Dashes Into Retail

by Thomas on June 19, 2003 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT

Racing full speed through the world's most treacherous and desolate lands, Acclaim today announced that it has shipped Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally for the Xbox. A rough-and-tumble ride through 7,000 miles of the most turbulent environments in the world, Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally offers high-speed arcade action that captures the thrill of the famous Paris-Dakar Rally. Players can choose from a vast assortment of licensed trucks, cars and motorcycles, as they compete against other drivers and nature's elements that block their path to victory.

"Competitors in the real Paris Dakar Rally put their lives on the line every year in an effort to gain off-road rally supremacy," said Ben Fischbach, Brand Director for Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. "Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally captures all of the adrenaline-infused elements of this death-defying race, and enables gamers to experience it from the safety of their own homes."

Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally includes:

  • Fully updated licensed vehicle roster for 2003 -- monstrous trucks, predatory cars and lightning-quick motorcycles;
  • All new level of environmental interaction, including crazed spectators, wild animals, dangerous explosives and more;
  • 12 massive interactive environments, including quaint French villas, dense Moroccan forests and vast African deserts;
  • Arcade rally action, featuring tighter controls, faster cars and more traffic;
  • Customizable vehicle types, allowing players to alter their vehicle's suspension, tires and more to create the ultimate off road racing machine;
  • Real-time vehicle damage that will affect the performance of players' vehicles, including smashed windshields, broken axles and crushed chassis.

Dakar 2 is currently available for the Xbox(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM), each at suggested retail prices of $29.99 and $19.99, respectively.

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