ATV Offroad Fury™ Steers the Thrill and Excitement of ATV Racing Onto Playstation®2

Realistic Graphics and Huge Free-Roaming Environments Drive ATV Racing to New Limits


Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the January 2001 release of ATV Offroad Fury™, an exhilarating and action-packed ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) racing game that showcases the stunning graphic capabilities of the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Featuring white-knuckle action and speed, huge free-roaming environments, more than 20 different racing tracks and a hard, alternative soundtrack, ATV Offroad Fury harnesses the power of the PlayStation 2, bringing the true spirit of ATV racing to life in the most realistic ATV simulation yet.

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Featuring more than 12 ATV models, six different event types and three styles of bikes for players to choose from, ATV Offroad Fury provides gamers with a multitude of options to enhance their ATV racing experience. Players can select their ATV from high-profile manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki. In addition, a Garage feature allows players to further customize their driving experience by tweaking options such as tire friction, shock reaction, steering and braking. ATV Offroad Fury also includes a stellar lineup of music from a variety of popular artists, providing players with an emotionally-charged racing environment.

"ATV Offroad Fury immerses gamers in a realistic and fast-paced racing world complete with stunts, enormous environments and adrenaline-pumping action," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "Gamers and racing enthusiasts alike will be completely absorbed by the authentic feel and the challenging competitive action of this exciting new game for PlayStation 2."

With the Multitap (for PlayStation®2) ATV Offroad Fury allows up to four players to compete against one another in a race experience like no other. Huge, free-roaming environments of up to two square miles in area, encourage players to experience true off-road racing, navigating their way to the finish line over sandy deserts, rocky hillsides and thick forest mountains. Players can choose from more than 12 different ATV models, taking into consideration factors such as traction, acceleration, top speed and stability, depending upon the landscape. Realistic physics force gamers to feel every bump, turn and crash in the terrain, and a track editor allows players to diversify the competition by creating their own unique racetracks. With more than 20 tracks and six authentic event types to choose from, including Cross Country, Enduro races and Freestyle Stunt competitions, players sit in the riders seat and will be tested to their absolute limits, as the thrill of ATV racing comes to life on the PlayStation 2.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates ATV Offroad Fury "RP" for "Rating Pending." For more information about the ESRB visit

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