May 21, 2007
Announces Indianapolis 500 Legends for Wii and Nintendo DS
Are you ready to careen around the world-famous
Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a hand-built 1960s speed machine that hits speeds
of nearly 180 mph, yet rides only 7 inches off the ground? Can you survive a
moving minefield of crashes, spinning cars, rolling tires, oil slicks and 32
rivals competing for the perfect racing line? You’ll learn these answers and
more as Destineer today announces Indianapolis 500 Legends for the Wii and
Set from 1961-1971, a period of loose rules and
ever-faster cars, Indianapolis 500 Legends lets players experience the
traditions, rivalries, terrifying speeds and jaw-dropping maneuvers of the world
famous Brickyard as they take on the arcade-style gameplay inspired by the birth
of modern racing.
“Indianapolis 500 Legends combines
edge-of-your-seat Indy-style racing with the widespread appeal and accessibility
of the Nintendo Wii and DS, making it the perfect choice for racing fans of any
age and skill,” said Paul Rinde, CEO of Destineer.
In Indianapolis 500 Legends, players assume the
roles of 30 of the sport’s most daring real-life legends like Al Unser, A.J.
Foyt and Parnelli Jones as they draft, dodge and slingshot through a virtual
minefield on a track where speeds of up to 180 miles per hour defined racing’s
Experience crashes, upsets and thrills with
mission-based racing that puts you in the middle of some of the Indy 500’s most
famous and infamous moments. Drive the last of the front-engine roadsters;
experiment with the first turbine cars or strap on the earliest sets of bolt-on
wings. But buckle up – back then the rules were few, protection was a luxury and
making it to the finish line was never guaranteed.
Rounding out the experience are pit stop
mini-games that include changing tires and refueling via the Wii remote and
Nintendo DS stylus. Players can even unlock historic Indy memorabilia.
From Destineer and developer Torus, Indianapolis
500 Legends races into stores this holiday season for a suggested retail price
of $49.99 for the Wii version, and $29.99 for its DS counterpart. For additional
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