Do Some Rubbing and Racin’ With Days of Thunder: Arcade (Xbox 360)
This news is a few weeks old but for the Tom Cruise fan in all of us, I figure it’s worth mentioning.
Paramount Digital Entertainment and Piranha Games have announced the development of Days of Thunder: Arcade, which will be making its way to the Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace next month.
The game – obviously inspired by the iconic film – will be pedal-to-the-metal, adrenaline-fueled arcade racing that lets players experience the thrill of life behind the wheel of a stock car.
“This year marks the 20th anniversary of ‘Days of Thunder,’ and the film continues to be one of the most popular racing movies of all time,” said John Kavanagh, Senior Vice President of Paramount Digital Entertainment. “What better way to celebrate the film’s enduring impact on racing in popular culture than by putting its iconic drivers, Cole Trickle, Rowdy Burns and Russ Wheeler behind the wheel again in Days of Thunder: Arcade.”
Days of Thunder: Arcade will team players with Rowdy Burns as the latest recruit to hit the stock car racing circuit. With Rowdy as their coach, players will learn to drop the hammer, hit the pit and trade paint with other cars.
Michael Rooker will return to voice his Rowndy Burns character, as racers advance in the game they will compete against other character form the film, each with AI designed to math their driving style and personality seen in the film.
Players will have to perfect the games focus feature, drafting and dropping the hammer as they race across a variety of tracks, both in single player and multiplayer. Road challenges will also be available, letting players hone their skills in races outside the speedways, in addition to up to twelve player online races, leader boards and four different modes – Quick Race, Time Trial, Career and Derby Mode.
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- Days of Thunder: Arcade Headed to XBLA This Winter (1up.com)
- Days of Thunder: NOTNASCAR Edition coming to XBLA ‘this winter’ (joystiq.com)