New Quantum Redshift TrailerMicrosoft has posted the first Quantum Redshift trailer on Xbox.com. The trailer showcases quite a few different locals and surfaces that gamers will be racing and battling it out with one another. Most interesting would be the ability to go from land to water and either glide on top or submerge your racer with some interesting screen effects when resurfacing. The video offers almost two minutes of in game footage (1:44 to be exact) and weighs in at a respectable 9mb download. Windows Media Player is required to view. Click here to check it out.
Speed: The game features five levels of hyperspeed with the ultimate level—Quantum Redshift —reaching speeds of more than 900 mph. Gamers earn higher speeds and greater rewards by prevailing in each race and winning trophies. Acquiring trophies at various speed levels unlocks special characters, speeds and tracks, giving Quantum Redshift extended gameplay and depth. Weapons: Each vehicle features unique holographic weapon technology. The game has more than 100 weapons effects, enabling characters to attack with everything from plasma bolts or tidal waves to nuclear weapons. Each vehicle also has unique weapons pickups stationed at various points throughout the game. Tracks: The game features 16 detail-laden tracks across eight locations throughout the world where gamers hurtle across rough terrain, through forests, across turbulent water and over massive jumps. The futuristic racing circuits include the following:
- Silver Rock Canyon, a former national park in New Mexico
- Kalau Wastelands, a former nuclear test site in Siberia
- Fuusoku City, a newly developed metropolis in Japan
- Solar City, a cosmopolitan city sometimes referred to as "Hong Kong Down Under"
- Brackenstowe Vale, a track for water specialists, located in the glorious Lake District
- Draco Island, an active volcano in the Pacific Ocean
Characters: Players choose from 16 characters, including Tara Vivas, a former red-hot teen pop sensation; Prince Yuri Galitz, a wealthy Russian who claims to be the last of the Romanov line; and Kumiko Nikaido, the daughter of one of the greatest racers of all time. Each of the 16 drivers has his or her own unique ship, home circuit and weapons. Intense archrival storylines, developed throughout the game via cut scenes and animation, range from "political adversaries" to "estranged lovers." Multiplayer mode: Quantum Redshift supports up to four players in split-screen action. Gamers will not only have to beat their friends, they'll have to beat the pilot's archrival.