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Speed Racer

Platform(s): PSP, PlayStation 2, Wii
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Sidhe Interactive

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'Speed Racer' Movie Producer Discusses Gaming and Modern Filmmaking

by Rainier on May 8, 2008 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT

In Speed Racer, based on the upcoming film by the Wachowski brothers, where players will be able to take on the role of the characters from the film, getting behind the wheels of each character's signature vehicles to experience firsthand the film's high-adrenaline, combative racing style.

"A lot of the assets of the movie were incorporated into that game. I mean, these games are hugely successful, and these kids are seeing them and accepting a visual style that then can be translated to movies," said Joel. "We've come a long way from Pong, so I think the games are getting more sophisticated, the technology is more advanced and every year there's something that we've never seen before. And there's a lot of blending of movies and gaming, and movies are coming from games, and games are coming from movies. It's just an exciting time. I mean, the boys [the Wachowski brothers] play everything. I mean, they like to play games, and I don't know which one's inspired which; I'll ask them. But they sit around all day when they're between takes sometimes playing games. And I think that's part of their inspiration."

Currently available in North America, Speed Racer: The Videogame will be available in Europe on Wii and NDS Friday 9th May, 2008.

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