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'Homie Rollerz' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2007 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT

Homie Rollerz is a fast-paced, mayhem-laden kart racer where players can pick one of the 10 most popular Homies, customize their slick rides, then trick, hop, and battle through courses with settings, shortcuts, and secrets as unique as the Homies themselves.

They have sold over 140 million figures and invaded toy stores, clothing racks, television and more. Now the popular Homies characters are rolling for the first-time ever onto the Nintendo DS(TM), as Destineer today announces Homie Rollerz.

Homie Rollerz is a fast-paced, mayhem-laden kart racer where players can pick one of the 10 most popular Homies, customize their slick rides, then trick, hop, and battle through courses with settings, shortcuts, and secrets as unique as the Homies themselves.

David Gonzales, the creator of Homies who has been closely involved in the development of Homie Rollerz: "I believe my fans will appreciate the storylines and most importantly, the fun of racing through the various tracks with some of the same popular characters they already have in their prized Homies collections."

Adds Paul Rinde, CEO of Destineer, "Video games are moving more and more towards mass-market accessibility, so the need for a wide range of completely original content is greater than ever. Homies Rollerz is a perfect confluence of cutting-edge content meeting mass-market gameplay."

Developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, Homie Rollerz offers a variety of gameplay options, including:

  • Trick Out and Roll Out: Earn respect points by doing stunts and winning races, then cash them in to trick out your car. Use the stylus to paint and mod your ride, fit your car with a better engine and exhaust system for more speed, beef up your suspension and hydraulic systems for better turning and cooler tricks when racing.
  • Rivalries and Respect: Challenge your fellow Homies on their turf. Beat Jokawild under the big top in the Homie Circus or drag race down Venice Beach against Big Loco. To win, you've got to learn the hoods, find the shortcuts, earn respect, and show your Homies who owns the street.
  • Multiplayer: Is one of your friends challenging your street cred? Show them who owns the hood with up to 8 players via Local Wireless or four players via Nintendo┬« Wi-Fi Connection. Homie Rollerz also supports Download Play, so you and another Homie can play a trial version using only one cart!
  • Get to Know the Homies: Play as one of 10 slick Homies and enter the "Wizard Circuit," a mysterious racing series through which the winner is granted a single wish by the wise and legendary Homie known as Wizard. Each character has a unique vehicle that can be upgraded in the garage for improved stats. Learn what's motivating each of your Homies: Why is Alien Ese stuck on Earth and how can he get back home? How did Zombie become undead and will he ever return to the land of the living?

Currently available for pre-order at Gamestop and EB Games nationwide, Homie Rollerz, developed by Webfoot, is scheduled for release in November for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

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