March 5, 2009
UBISOFT ANNOUNCES WHEELMAN DEMO
AVAILABLE NOW ON XBOX LIVE
Action-Packed Demo Showcases
Wheelman’s Game Design Mechanics Including Cinematic Super Moves and Vehicular
Today Ubisoft and Midway Newcastle
announce that an official Wheelman demo is available now exclusively on the Xbox
LIVE® online entertainment network at
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/w/wheelman/. The Wheelman demo will be
available for download on the PlayStation®Network on March 12.
Hollywood-style stunts with a gripping storyline, Wheelman provides an
adrenaline-fueled, cinematic thrill ride. Vin Diesel stars as an undercover
agent and highly skilled driver who must infiltrate the Barcelona underworld to
gather intelligence surrounding a covert heist. Posing as a driver-for-hire, he
ends up caught in a crossfire of corruption and chaos while trying to stay one
step ahead of local law enforcement and rival gangs.
The Wheelman demo features a
custom-made mission introducing the player to the special moves that only a
master Wheelman can pull off. Spin into a Cyclone while precision shooting at
enemies or leap from vehicle to vehicle at breathtaking speeds to AirJack your
enemy’s car. Once the player has completed the custom-made mission they will
unlock two side missions: ‘Made to Order’ and ‘Street Showdown.’ Each of these
side missions will be playable three times before the demo finishes. While the
finished game will allow you to freely roam a virtual version of Barcelona – the
cultural capital of Europe – in an open-world environment, this demo has been
created to highlight only a small section of the actual game world.
Wheelman is scheduled for a March
24, 2009 ship date in North America and a March 27, 2009, street date in Europe
for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the
PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC.
For more information about Wheelman,
please visit the official website at: