Selling a record of over 4 million tickets at over 325 performances in 2007 at the premier stadiums and arenas in the world, Monster Jam is one of the best known touring entertainment brands in both North America and Europe, in addition to its recent international expansion into Central America. The 2008 Monster Jam tour kicked off this year with further record breaking attendances and is on pace to be the greatest year to date in terms of live event attendance, television coverage on network and cable, worldwide licensed merchandise, international event growth and online presence.
Taking Monster Jam monster trucks onto the streets and other urban settings and being rewarded for the scale of the damage and destruction is one of the new key features of Monster Jam: Urban Assault. Feel the crunch of twisting metal underneath as you drive legendary and world famous monster truck favorites like Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco, Captain’s Curse, and Blue Thunder, or select from newer stars on the Monster Jam tour like Stone Crusher, Backwards Bob and Spitfire Monster Truck. Your goal is to demolish every vehicle you see.
For purists, Monster Jam: Urban Assault will still offer stadium racing and stadium freestyle competitions with gameplay much improved over the original game. Mini games have also been added, including ones brand new to the franchise like Monster Jump, Truck Trickster, Skee Ball and Air Strike.
Game your way to Vegas with the Monster Jam: Urban Assault National Tournament as contestants will challenge each other in a series of regional qualifiers using the Monster Jam: Urban Assault game on Wii for a chance to compete in Las Vegas on March 28, 2009. The contest is open to everyone ages 13 and up.
The 16 regional qualifying rounds will begin at Houston’s Reliant Stadium on January 3rd and will be followed by 15 more qualifying rounds at the top Monster Jam stadiums across the country. Each of the 16 national qualifiers will host Monster Jam: Urban Assault competitions where four contestants, picked at random from online entrants, will compete against each other on Wii™ gaming platforms in front of the packed stadiums. The eight fastest winners, out of all 16 winners, will then be flown to the Monster Jam World Finals at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, where they will compete against each other for the national championship.
Fans not picked to compete in the regional qualifiers also have a chance to compete. One lucky individual will be chosen at random as the wildcard entrant and will also win a trip to Las Vegas to challenge the eight regional winners in the tournament finals. To have a chance to be selected the random wildcard entrant, sign up at www.MonsterJamOnline.com/nationaltournament.
This past March, 14 year-old Jordan Rager of Loganville, GA, won the first ever Monster Jam Video Game National Tournament in Las Vegas by first qualifying at the Atlanta Georgia Dome regional qualifier. He was then awarded an expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to compete against the other regional qualifiers at the Monster Jam World Finals. At the Las Vegas Monster Jam Finals, Jordan bested all finalists to become the inaugural Monster Jam Video Game National Champion.
The Monster Jam: Urban Assault 2009 National Tournament regional qualifier locations and dates:
- January 3 - Houston, Texas – Reliant Stadium
- January 10 - Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia Dome
- January 10 - Anaheim, California – Angel Stadium
- January 10 - San Antonio, Texas - Alamodome
- January 17 - Detroit, Michigan – Ford Field
- January 17 - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Metrodome
- January 17 - San Diego, California – Qualcomm Stadium
- January 24 - Indianapolis, Indiana – RCA Dome
- January 24 - Orlando, Florida – Citrus Bowl
- January 24 - Phoenix, Arizona – Chase Field
- January 31 - Miami, Florida – Dolphin Stadium
- January 31 - New Orleans, Louisiana - Superdome
- February 21 - St. Louis, Missouri – Edward Jones Dome
- February 21 - Tampa, Florida – Raymond James Stadium
- February 28 - Jacksonville, Florida – Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
- February 28 - Oakland, California – Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
- March 28 – Las Vegas, NV, Monster Jam World Finals – Sam Boyd Stadium
The Monster Jam World Finals in Las Vegas, NV will host the Monster Jam: Urban Assault National Championship.
Monster Jam: Urban Assault will be available on the PS2, PSP, Wii and NDS on Oct. 28, 2008.
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