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The Fast & The Furious for the PSP Ships

April 24, 2007

NAMCO BANDAI Games The Fast & The Furious for the PSP Ships

Feel unprecedented speed as NAMCO BANDAI Games brings The Fast & the Furious franchise to the palm of your hands with exclusive new features and thrilling drift racing

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today The Fast & the Furious, inspired by Universal Pictures feature film, The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, has shipped for the PSP. Following in the footsteps of the highly popular, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system version, The Fast & the Furious for the PSP system will captivate gamers with enhanced upgrades and new features. Players now have the chance to show off their creative side by using the PSP system wireless connectivity option to trick out a ride and send it to other players via “Swap Meet” to use in non-career game mode.

The Fast & the Furious on the PlayStation 2 system made its mark in 2006 as the first title to create an authentic, drift model system that is fun and approachable for players of all skill levels. The video game utilizes Universal’s extensive sound library, an incredible context based camera, cinematic camera angles straight from the movie, unique boss challenges, stunning graphics, and endless customizable options. Now The Fast & the Furious for the PSP system brings gamers all of the same excitement as the PlayStation 2 system with added enhancements to maximize options and sharpen skills.

“Fans of The Fast & the Furious franchise will be engaged in non-stop drift racing action from start to finish as the location of game play has no limitations with the portable system,” Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO of NAMCO BANDAI Games, said. “With the same amazing graphics of the PlayStation 2 system version coupled with the added bonuses and features, The Fast & the Furious for the PSP system is the must have portable racing game for 2007.”

Exclusive PSP System Features:

  • Swap Meet - Gamers have the chance to show off their creative side by using the PSP system’s wireless connectivity option to trick out a ride and send it to other players via “Swap Meet” to use in non-career game mode.
  • Road Sweeper - Putting drift racing skills to the test, up to four players can be challenged in this feature where the aim is to tag as many highlighted corners as possible using drifting maneuvers. The more complex and varied the techniques are, the more points added to the overall score. The player with the most tags (or drift points if there is a tie) wins at the end of the race.
  • Oil Change - No car runs well without oil, so to increase performance, The Tuner Shops will offer a multi-grade oil change as a purchasable item. By purchasing the oil, the player’s speed and performance will be temporarily enhanced upon returning to the HUB.
  • Extras - Fast & Furious fanatics will get a special treat in the “Extras” section that will feature an unlocked selection containing images of both the movie and real world cars.

For more information on The Fast & the Furious, visit www.namcobandaigames.com.

The Fast & the Furious is rated T for “Teen” by the ESRB and has a suggested retail price of $29.99.

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