Fast & Furious: Showdown announced

Activision are once again entering the realm of licensed games, this time with the Fast & Furious franchise, you know, the films about cars, and half naked girls, and The Rock. Here’s the full press release and box-art:

The explosively popular franchise built on speed is heading to console, as Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced that they plan to launch Fast & Furious™: Showdown. The game was developed through a license deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, and will be available to players, coinciding with the Fast & Furious 6 theatrical release in May, 2013. Fast & Furious: Showdown delivers an adrenaline-packed experience on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo’s Wii U™ and 3DS™ systems, and Windows® PC.

In true Fast & Furious form, players will get behind the wheel of the some of the hottest vehicles and race across epic locations around the globe. Players can team up through two-player co-op, and take part in a collection of high-stakes driving missions. The game provides the ability to switch between key roles from driver, gunman, tactician, to daredevil. Players can also build and modify their dream car with a variety of fantastic upgrades and performance perks. Also included is a Challenge Mode in which players can test their skill at completing over-the-top objectives and an online leaderboard allows racers to compare challenge scores with friends and gamers around the world for ultimate bragging rights.

Fast & Furious Showdown
Sounds a bit like EA’s Need For Speed with a movie tie-in twist. Look out for the game on pretty much every system known to man within the next couple of months.

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