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FUEL

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Dreamcatcher
Developer: Firetoad

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'Fuel' (PS3/X360/PC) Sweepstakes Gets You Goodies - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2009 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT

FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses.

Set to revolutionise multi-terrain racing with the largest environment ever created in race gaming, Asobo Studios' Fuel promises a truly next generation addition to the racing genre, complete with the ability to go online to explore this massive world and compete in hundreds of multiplayer challenges.

Born of Asobo Studios’ cutting-edge proprietary engine, the result of over four years in development, Fuel will present players with an astonishing no-boundaries playfield that’s over 5,000 square miles (14,000+ kmĀ²) in size. Creating the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience, Fuel will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale.

Fuel is set in an alternate present in which whole swathes of the globe have been ravaged by the effects of climate change brought on by decades of environmental abuse. Here oil prices have rocketed and yet a new breed of racing junkie takes to the wastelands, pitting their grungy home-tuned vehicles against each other in an all-new extreme sport as they compete to win fuel supplies. To triumph means travelling the wastelands to challenge the best; from the tsunami-wrecked pacific coast through the Nevada wastelands, including the Grand Canyon, up treacherous snow-capped mountains, thick forests, arid deserts, abandoned lakeside resorts and much more.

With the “FUEL Your Adrenaline” sweepstakes, consumers will have the chance to enter to win prizes from YAMAHA, Alienware, Boomchair and Oberto Sausage Company. Prizes include a YAMAHA Raptor 250 ATV, an Alienware Area-51 m15x notebook computer, Boomchair gaming chairs and Oberto Beef Jerky Prize Packs. For more details and to enter, visit the official website on May 11th.

“This sweepstakes will let the players get in on the action and adrenaline of FUEL,” said Brad Schlachter, Senior Director of Marketing at Codemasters. “Teaming up with YAMAHA, Alienware, Oberto and Boomchair in this sweepstakes allows us to bring even more high-octane excitement to the release of FUEL!”

Consumers can also enter the “FUEL Your Adrenaline” sweepstakes by visiting Yamaha ATV dealerships across the country and filling out a Sweepstakes Entry Form for their chance to win. Beginning June 15th, sweepstakes details and a $5 rebate on FUEL will be found on select packs of Oberto Beef Jerky available at grocery and convenience stores nationwide. Additionally, consumers can tune into MTV Radio Network stations for another chance to win FUEL, as the radio network will run on-air giveaways to listeners in conjunction with the sweepstakes!

Bringing this vast, open ended landscape to life is a dynamic weather system with full day and night transitions, brilliant sunshine, torrential rain and everything in between, plus destructive tornados, sandstorms, thunderstorms, lightning strikes, and blizzards requiring mid-race strategy changes. The new video demonstrates the game-changing effect of just some of the game’s extreme weather: lightning strikes illuminate the sky, torrential rain destroys surface grip and blizzards create treacherous racing conditions. The video culminates with the awesome destructive power of the tornado, as an immense twister obliterates homes and throws a truck into the path of racers as they battle against each other and the elements.

It’s every man for himself as these adrenaline junkies go head to head with each other and Mother Nature in this beautiful, yet perilous, environment. Trucks, buggies, quads, muscle cars, scramble bikes, road bikes and more participate in hundreds of on and off-road events across the game world’s 100,000 miles of tarmac, tracks and trails.

Fuel is in development at Asobo Studios in Bordeaux, France, for the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and due to release in Q2 2009.


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