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Fatal Inertia

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: KOEI
Developer: KOEI

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'Fatal Inertia' (PS3/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2007 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT

Set in the 23rd Century Fatal Inertia mixes street racing, demolition derbies and rallying with a futuristic setting where machines no longer need wheels and the laws of physics govern all. The sport is called Inertia and it's one that offers a heady mix of speed, combat and real world environments that can be used to make your victory and break your opponents.

When Fatal Inertia ships, the game will include 8-player racing on Xbox LIVE or on System Link, over 1.3 million race craft customization combinations plus 15,000 performance combinations, 51 courses across 6 distinct racing environments, and 50 Xbox Achievements.

A free demo of Fatal Inertia is available now exclusively on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. The demo offers single player and split-screen two-player "Combat races" as well as high-speed "Velocity races" from the game's Exhibition and Elite racing leagues.

In the middle of the 22nd century mankind's thirst for excitement has spawned an evolutionary sporting event that draws from the combined disciplines of rally racing, demolition derby and high-performance aeronautics. In this brave new world of combat racing, gravity-defying machines are no longer confined to the speedways and stadiums of centuries past. In this grand spectacle of racing, the amphitheatre where drivers must prove their superiority is the untamed wilderness.

Through harsh environments spanning dense rainforests to immense glacier fields, and canyons of razor-sharp rock there is little room for error as drivers will reach speeds of over 500 mph. But Fatal Inertia is not merely a test of speed. The brave men and women who choose to compete must face the mental and physical punishment of low-altitude combat maneuvering.

In Fatal Inertia each craft will be armed with a unique array of unconventional weapons that manipulate velocity, force and even time. Explosive magnets that impact race craft stability and rockets that can counter thrust and velocity are just some of the dangers drivers must face. But with each race craft hovering just a few feet from the earth, any misguided attempts to evade or dislodge these weapons can result in total (if not fatal) disaster.

Fatal Inertia is the debut title from KOEI's Toronto-based development studio, KOEI CANADA. The team is led by Producer Takazumi Tomoike, creator of the Dynasty Warriors® series, and KOEI Co- Founder and Chief Advisor Yoichi Erikawa, who under the pen name Kou Shibusawa is regarded as one of the world's top video game designers.

Powered by the Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games, Fatal Inertia boasts fast-paced single and online multiplayer experiences, sixteen racing series, six distinct racing environments, plus full race craft customization. Fatal Inertia delivers a glimpse into the future of racing in stunning 720p HDTV and in game Dolby Digital audio.

Fatal Inertia has reached gold status and will be available at retailers throughout North America beginning the week of Sept. 11, 2007, for the Xbox 360, PS3 yet to be determined.


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