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
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the nationwide 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 and competitive racing environments, more than 20 different offroad racing tracks and a hard rock soundtrack, ATV Offroad Fury harnesses the power of PlayStation 2, bringing the true spirit of ATV racing to life in the most realistic ATV simulation yet.
ATV Offroad Fury provides gamers with a multitude of options to enhance their ATV racing experience, with 11 authentic ATV models, six different event types and three styles of bikes to choose from. Players can select their ATV from high-profile manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki. 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 top hard rock artists, including Anthrax, Primus, Sevendust and UltraSpank, 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 racing game for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system."
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 offroad racing, navigating their way to the finish line over sandy deserts, rocky hillsides and deeply forested mountain trails. Players can choose from 11 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 racetrack within the existing environments.
Key features in ATV Offroad Fury include: -- Highly competitive racing including authentic stunts, realistic crashes and challenging opponent ATV riders -- Huge, free-roaming environments providing gamers the opportunity to truly race offroad with courses as large as 2 square miles in area -- A choice of 11 ATV models featuring high-profile manufacturers such as Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha. Each bike offers performance ratings for Traction, Acceleration, Top Speed and Stability -- More than 20 offroad racing tracks, featuring an abundance of diverse terrain environments -- A Garage feature that allows you to tweak your ATV to determine each bike's driving capabilities by changing options such as tire friction, shock reaction, steering and braking -- Stunning graphics with extremely detailed landscapes that feature mountains, surface plants, foliage and AI riders -- Edgy, hard rock soundtrack featuring Anthrax, Primus, Sevendust and UltraSpank amongst others -- Three different styles of bikes to choose from -- two-stroke, four-stroke and 650 bikes -- Realistic physics engine, forcing gamers to feel every bump, turn and crash in the road -- Three different race modes to choose from including Practice, Single Race and Lap Attack -- Waypoint Editor allows players to create their own races within a given environment -- Six different event types including: -- Training Mode -- This option allows players to practice their stunts, turns and braking abilities. Straightaways, hard turns and tons of jumps challenge the rider to learn the basics -- Cross-Country Enduro Series -- Players can make their own way to the finish line by racing on-track or off-track in races that range from two to ten laps, depending on user preference -- Freestyle Stunt Competitions -- Players must complete stunts within a given timeframe to achieve the highest score. Environments are filled with hundreds of natural jumps, including small hills and mountains -- Stadium Supercross -- This event features seven indoor stadium tracks, which include 180-degree hairpin turns, outward banking-turn slopes and jumps. Races range from two to ten laps and are on-track racing only -- MAXXIS® Nationals -- Real-life race courses that require players to complete laps rather than go through checkpoints. This event features 11 courses with on-track and off-track racing -- Pro Career -- This challenging, long-term, single-player mode runs on the tracks that make up the MAXXIS Nationals and Stadium Supercross.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates ATV Offroad Fury "E" for "Everyone." For more information about the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org/.
For more information about ATV Offroad Fury visit http://www.atvoffroadfury.scea.com/.
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