Midtown Madness 2 Tournament Sign-Ups Now Underway

 

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MEDIA
ALERT: OCTOBER 23, 2000

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MIDTOWN
MADNESS 2 TOURNAMENT SIGN-UPS NOW UNDERWAY

 

Microsoft
today announced that sign-ups for the Gateway Country Challenge, which
features the recently launched Midtown Madness 2, are now underway in the
United States and Canada. Gamers are encouraged to visit their local Gateway
store to register for the chance to win prizes totaling more than $300,000.

 

In
partnership with Intel and Microsoft, Gateway will be hosting the
coast-to-coast tournament in all of its 320 Gateway Country stores. The
tournaments will take place during the weekends of Nov. 4 – 5 and Nov. 11 –
12. Participants will have one chance each weekend to post their highest score
on Midtown Madness 2, the urban racer sequel to last year’s award-winning
Midtown Madness. Approximately 2,280 high-scoring winners will compete for
prizes.

Midtown
Madness 2 delivers the same madcap racing excitement as the original with even
more hair-raising racing challenges, two new locations – London and San
Francisco – and ten hip, new urban roadsters. Midtown Madness 2 also features
the new single-player Crash Course Mission mode where budding drivers can
learn and improve their skills by racing as a Hollywood stunt driver on
location at a San Francisco movie set or as a trainee at the Imperial Cabbie
Academy in London.

 

The
game puts players in the driver’s seat of ten all-new campy urban roadsters
ranging from the Audi TT to a cherry-red Freightliner fire truck. These are in
addition to the madcap assortment of cars and trucks from the original game,
including the new VW Bug and Ford Mustang. The game features the same great
racing modes as the original, including Blitz, Check-Point, Circuit and
Multiplayer Capture-the-Gold. Plus, Midtown Madness 2 builds upon the
ground-breaking physics engine of the original by allowing all new racing
challenges like racing on two wheels, and mastering the hand brake, power
slides and more. In addition, damage modeling has been improved, allowing
breakaway parts and even better damage detail.

 

Midtown
Madness 2 is now available at retail locations throughout North America for an
estimated street price of US$39.99.

 

For
more information on the game, visit the official site at:

http://www.microsoft.com/games/midtown2/ 

 

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