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Infogrames Ships 'World Of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002'

by Rainier on April 5, 2002 @ 2:21 a.m. PST

Introducing the incredible power and maneuverability of Sprint Cars into the hands of PlayStation2 gamers nationwide, Infogrames, Inc., today commenced shipment of its highly awaited new game, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002. Developed by Ratbag and powered by the company’s critically acclaimed Difference Engine, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002 features ultra-realistic handling physics and graphics, along with 12 real-world tracks and 24 official World of Outlaws drivers.
The fastest-growing motor sport in America, Sprint Cars embodies the thrilling hang-onto-your-hat speed and intensity that electrifies racing fans across the country,” said Jeff Sehring, senior marketing manager Infogrames’ Minneapolis studio. “With World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002, we have managed to corral that energy into one of the fastest-playing and riveting racing experiences for the PlayStation┬«2 computer entertainment system.”

Reaching speeds in excess of 160 mph, Sprint Cars are easily identified by the big “wings” on top of each car that keep them planted to the racetrack and prevents them from flipping. The combination of high speed and dirt surfaces can often result in spectacular collisions and crashes.

Infogrames’ World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002 offers a smorgasbord of game modes including Career Mode, where players can earn virtual prize money and points on their way to the championship. Additionally, players can be approached by sponsors for financial assistance allowing for the purchase of vehicle upgrades and repairs. The Quick Race Mode allows players to quickly and easily jump into a single event, while Practice Mode assists the casual gamer in developing their driving skills for the more in-depth and realistic game modes.

The closet thing to actual Sprint Car racing, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002 features day and nighttime racing; spectacular collisions, with realistic damage modeling that affect vehicle performance; power-packed wheel stands and reactive in-game commentary to recreate the excitement and drama of a real race.

Available exclusively for the PlayStation┬«2, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 2002 takes full use of the system’s DVD capabilities with the inclusion of a historical video, interviews with 24 Outlaw drivers and real race footage. Additional features include multi-player support for two players; digital and analog controller support; 3D directional sound that enables players to hear the roar of the crowd as they pass grandstands, as well as the rumbling of the engines from nearby cars, and awesome in-game effects such as deforming tracks, dynamic lighting/particles.

About World Of Outlaws
Dubbed “outlaws” in the early years because there were no rules governing when, where or how they raced, World of Outlaws has evolved into one of the largest racing series in the United States. The 2001 season was the 24th for the Pennzoil World of Outlaws series and featured 65 events, over 104 race dates and held in 25 states with a total of $10 million plus in prize money. The booming series ranks second only to NASCAR┬« in terms of popularity, and continues to grow at astonishing rates.

About Ratbag
Ratbag is an Australian game developer based in Adelaide with over 60 development staff. The company was founded in 1993 and developed the critically acclaimed Powerslide, followed by the best selling Dirt Track Racing series of games and most recently, Leadfoot.

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