NEWS - Friday, February 28, 2003


Freestyle MetalX Coming To Xbox

CHICAGO – Feb. 28, 2003 – Midway Sports AsylumTM, the action-sports brand of leading software industry publisher and developer Midway Games Inc., announced today that Freestyle MetalXTM, an all-new freestyle motocross game, is scheduled to ship June 2003 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the XboxTM video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCubeTM. Riding it hard, fast and anywhere, Freestyle MetalX is a totally unique offering that caters to the action sport and mass-market gamer with diverse, lawless freestyle motocross mayhem. Gamers and motocross fanatics can “be sick all over” as they experience firsthand the extreme thrills and spills of the first freestyle motocross videogame. Featuring a seemingly unlimited stunt system, expansive worlds, eight insane game modes and sub-games, Freestyle MetalX lets players cancan and rodeo their way through vast environments as they interact with and trick-off everything from swimming pools to skyscrapers. Freestyle MetalX also offers extreme side events where players can gain popularity and money in career mode by executing flawless maneuvers such as Bus Jumping, Wall of Death, Longest Wheelie, and more. “We have created something unique with Freestyle MetalX by focusing on the attitude and lack of restrictions surrounding the popular sport of freestyle motocross,” said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway. “Gamers can be anti-establishment as they break windows, ride where they normally can’t ride, and get away with it, in an entirely free-roaming game environment.” Freestyle MetalX features nine of the sickest riders pulling endless eye-popping tricks in stunning open environments. Pro rider legends include: Clifford “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Adoptonte, Jeff Tilton, Nate “Destroyer” Adams, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Trevor Vines, “Mad” Mike Jones, Kris “The Rock” Rourke, Kenny Bartram and Ronnie “Kung Fu” Faisst. In addition, Freestyle MetalX is totally customizable, allowing gamers to choose from 16 riders, options of motocross gear and unique bike models to create the ultimate hardcore, bone-breaking freestyle motocross experience. Gamers can create their own motocross arenas with an advanced level editor and take on creative sub-games, like riding off a cliff and turning into a human dart aimed at a giant dartboard. The game also features special DVD content, which offers a sneak peek into the daredevil lifestyles of real motocross sensations and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Freestyle MetalX. Top metal bands such as Motley Crue, Megadeath, Motorhead, and Twisted Sister also amp-up the intensity in the game with hardcore music that will shake the arena. Freestyle MetalX Key Features: • Virtually Unlimited Stunt System – Mix and link seemingly never-ending stunt combinations to create brand new tricks in real-time like “Cordova,” “Stripper,” “Hart Attack,” and more • Characters – Choose from 16 riders including nine top pros leading the sport like Clifford “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Adoptonte, Ronnie Faisst, “Mad” Mike Jones, Jeff Tilton, Nate “Destroyer” Adams, Kenny Bartram, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Trevor Vines, and Kris Rourke • Expansive Worlds – Get lost in eight huge levels, which include three to four separate competitions each, and special challenges throughout as you move up through the rankings from poser, freestyler, superstar to legend. Competitions include Big Air, Freestyle, Race and Hill Climb • Advanced Level Editor – Create your own motocross arenas with an advanced level editor • Side Events – Open up events as you gain popularity and money in career mode: - Bus Jumping, Wall of Death, and Tunnel of Fire - Long Jump, High Jump, Longest Wheelie, Longest Endo and Gymnastics • Seamless Levels – For the first time ever in a sports game, unlock each area and have them linked together, allowing you to drive seamlessly from one level to the next without loading • Creative Sub-Games – Ride your bike off a cliff and turn your rider into a human dart aimed at a giant dartboard to score points, or play motocross pinball with opponents • Customization – Choose various aspects of the bike, gear and rider for a unique racing experience • Killer Sound Track – The best metal you ever rocked to with bands like Motley Crue, Megadeath, Motorhead, Twisted Sister and more
Source: http://www.midway.com/

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