Wii-exclusive futuristic racer now available online and offline.
GLENVIEW, IL – August 18, 2009 - Detn8 Games Ltd. announces the August 18th release of Speed Zone™, its breakthrough, futuristic racing game for the Wii™ home video game system. The game is available now at WalMart, Best Buy, and all your favorite retailers, as well as online game e-tailers. Developed exclusively for Wii, Speed Zone races ahead of a cluttered field of me-too products - with an original, smartly designed racer with exhilarating game play.
Speed Zone breaks the limit for fast, smooth racing action, running at a sustained 60 frames per second. The game breaks new ground with an 8-player, split-screen option and support for the Logitech® Speed Force Wireless™ force feedback racing wheel. Speed Zone is the only game that supports up to four Speed Force Wireless wheels at one time.
Set on colorful planets, asteroids, and space stations, Speed Zone features three game modes - Solo, Race, and Battle – each with multiple goals and a progressive, level-unlock structure. A 3D, three-sided pyramid menu provides access to the game’s 30 levels.
Multiplayer options in Race and Battle modes allow for up to eight players using up to four of each type of supported controller, in any combination of Wii Remotes™ Nunchuks™, Classic Controllers, Nintendo GameCube™ controllers, Wii Wheels™, or Logitech Speed Force wheels.
In Solo mode, players try to ignite jet thrusters with boost pads to accelerate "into the zone,” with phantom cars and racing lines to help set lap records. Players can find secret pickups and shortcuts and earn bonus rewards by setting new best times. Bonus rewards can be used to buy new cars, skins, aerodynamic aides, and performance upgrades, which give the player the opportunity to go even faster when revisiting levels.
In Race mode, players compete against seven computer-controlled AI cars. Battle Mode is an all-out, futuristic demolition derby, using some spectacular weapons. Players can fry opponents with a Tesla ray or obliterate them with a plethora of other weapons, including rockets, missiles, photon guns, chain guns, and mines. Defensive pick-ups include shock-jumps, shields, and a stealth cloak.
Speed Zone comes from UK-based Awesome Play Ltd., a studio headed by renowned developer Archer Maclean. Archer Maclean has a 30-year track record of award-winning hits, including the seminal PSP™ launch title "Archer Maclean’s Mercury." Among Maclean’s other acclaimed works are Pool Paradise, World Karate Championship (a US #1 hit in 1986), IK+, andthe classic Dropzone.
Awesome Play Ltd. is a console game developer located in Banbury, UK ( www.awesomeplay.co.uk). Detn8 Games Ltd. is a console and handheld video game publisher located in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, IL ( www.detn8games.com).
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Contact: Jeff Hill