NEWS - Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Italian Job Races into Stores this SummerThe Italian Job Publisher: Eidos Interactive Developer: Climax Format: PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube Release Date: Summer 2003 PEGI Rating: tbc SRP: tbc Get in, get out, get even! Eidos Interactive invites you to take the wheel of the high-octane movie experience The Italian Job. The video game The Italian Job is based on the forthcoming Paramount Pictures feature film. The game is being developed by driving-game specialists Climax (Brighton) and will be released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube in summer 2003. Charlie Croker and his gang are left for dead in Venice after being double-crossed during one of the biggest gold bullion heists in history. Taking on the role of Charlie and his gang members, you must wreak vengeance on the man who betrayed you and reclaim the gold. In order to achieve this you need to create the biggest traffic jam in LA history and make your escape in super-charged new Mini Coopers. The Italian Job is an arcade driving game with three modes of play – Story Mode, Circuit Racing and Stunt Driving. The Story Mode is based on the films plot as you attempt to steal $28 million in gold bullion from under the nose of the man who betrayed you. The game features 15 different missions utilising a range of vehicles and gameplay styles. Create havoc on the streets of LA as you drive at break-neck speeds through environments based on locations in the film including the Hollywood Hills, Downtown LA and the citys Metro and storm drain system. The film The Italian Job, due for release this summer, is a contemporary remake of Paramounts 1969 classic by the same name. Directed by F. Gary Gray (The Negotiator), the film stars Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def and Donald Sutherland. Features: Story Mode based on the films plot featuring 15 missions with a variety of gameplay styles Circuit Racing for 1 or 2 players (split-screen) around tracks based on locations from the film Test your driving skills to the limit in the Stunt Driving offering you the chance to control a Mini Cooper over various obstacle courses Environments based on locations from the film including the Hollywood Hills, Downtown LA and the citys Metro and storm drain system Tear through the streets of LA in a variety of vehicles ranging from the new Mini Cooper and muscle car to an armoured truck and cable van Cutting edge graphics engine running at a constant 60 fps (frames-per-second) with highly detailed textures and spectacular graphical effects Exhilarating car handling and realistic damage model including body deformation and component removal The story unfolds through the use of cinematic cut-scenes and voice-overs Hidden extras including movie footage, interviews with the films cast, film stills, concept art etc.