February 12, 2008
Futuristic Anti-Gravity Combat
Racing Series Set to Launch With wipEout PULSE for PSP
Latest Installment in the Iconic
Racing Franchise Includes New Tracks, a Variety of Unique Gameplay Options and
Enhanced Online Features
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc. (SCEA) announced today the North American release of the highly-anticipated
wipEout(R) PULSE, available exclusively for PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable).
Developed by award-winning Sony Computer Entertainment’s WWS Liverpool Studios,
wipEout PULSE takes the series to an all-new level by offering players
customizable ships, challenging new tracks and gameplay features, and a robust
online feature set. Since its inception in 1995, the multi-million unit selling
wipEout(R) franchise has had a long and storied career with numerous sequels
across multiple PlayStation(R) platforms worldwide, while offering up a truly
unique racing experience. Building on its history, wipEout PULSE now takes
players to the year 2207 to compete in the FX400 Anti-Gravity Racing League,
where players will join one of eight EG-V teams and have the opportunity to
launch on to up to 12 reversible tracks staged in various locations around a
"wipEout PULSE adds to the
franchise’s mystique and success by combining the perfect blend of new features
with all the intense action that fans know and love," said Jeff Resse, director,
software marketing, SCEA. "This latest installment in the iconic anti-gravity
racing series delivers the best experience yet and will get the adrenaline
flowing in every racing fan."
Offering seven diversified modes of
play, wipEout PULSE includes Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap,
Zone Mode, Elimination and Head-2-Head. But to experience anti-gravity combat
racing to its fullest, the title also provides the ability for up to four
players to go head-to-head in Ad-Hoc Mode and up to eight players utilizing
Infrastructure Mode. Additionally, at the end of each race, players can capture
their win with the new Photo Mode feature, and upload a snapshot to show the
world on http://www.wipeout-game.com/.
In addition to sharing photos, players can access the wipEout PULSE website to
check their stats and leader boards, or use the ship customization tool to
individualize their crafts. And as with other iterations in the series, wipEout
PULSE also features a soundtrack from cutting-edge artists including Mason, Loco
Dice, Stanton Warriors and Kraftwerk.
The independent Entertainment
Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates wipEout PULSE "E" for "Everyone".