Split Second is Announced for PSP This Holiday Season
Split Second hit consoles and PC earlier this year, and most thought it was a good game. I found it a bit repetitive after awhile, but that initial awe of watching buildings drop and the overall track carnage was impressive to behold. For those that are fans of the series and want to take their Split Second on the go, you will have that option on the PSP this fall.
Split Second will bring all the action from the console titles, but with a modified control scheme suited to the mobile platform’s controls. Also, PSP owners will get a unique track and a unique challenge not available on any other platform. No release date is set beyond the Holiday 2010 season, but we hope to have more info on this title as it becomes available.
Check the jump for more screens, a box shot, and of course, the ever present press release.
DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS ANNOUNCES AWARD-WINNING ACTION RACING GAME SPLIT/SECOND SPEEDING TO PSP SYSTEM THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
BURBANK, Calif. – (July 7, 2010) - Disney Interactive Studios today announced that after an explosive release for video game consoles, Windows PC and iPhone in May, Split/Second will be speeding onto the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and PSPGo. Split/Second, which was named Best Racing Game by Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2009, is expected to be available for these new handheld systems this holiday season.
In Split/Second, players don’t just race to the finish line to beat their opponents, they build up their power meter through deft driving and triggering “power plays,” explosive moments that take out opponents or alter the track. The game takes place within a hyper-competitive reality television show with city-sized sets rigged for destruction. Each track has numerous power plays that can be strategically triggered by skilled drivers. Competitors in Split/Second don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track — they can trigger blockbuster action film-like explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.
“Split/Second has become a hit with fans of racing and action games, and is the perfect fit for the PSP system,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “The explosive track altering features and fast arcade racing will have PSP system players worldwide playing it on-the-go or at home.”
Split/Second for the PSP system will include unique handling and controls designed specifically for Sony’s premier handheld game platform. The game will feature an exclusive new track and challenges not found on the current versions. In addition, the game also includes four-player local multiplayer.
For more information about Split/Second, go to http://www.splitsecondvideogame.com/.
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