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007: Racing (PlayStation)

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Back of Case - Playstation (US):

    Be Bond, Behind The Wheel

    Pay attention, 007. This is for your eyes only. Q-Branch has re-engineered some of your favorite automobiles with additional gadgets and firepower. You'll need everything they've got, plus your own uncanny ability to beat the odds. The free world is depending on you. Oh, one other thing before you go 007 - try to bring them back in one piece.

    MISSION BRIEFING
    • Q-BRANCH VEHICLES - BMW, Aston Martin, and Lotus
    • EXCITING MISSIONS & BEAUTIFUL WOMEN
    • INGENIOUS GADGETS - Smoke Screens, Stinger Missiles, and More
    • DANGEROUS ASSAILANTS Interfere From Air, Sea and Ground
    • 2-PLAYER ACTION

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on May 16, 2005.

Press Release:

    EA GAMES ROLLS OUT EXOTIC, HIGH PERFORMANCE BOND VEHICLES FOR HOLLYWOOD STYLE ACTION IN 007 RACING FOR THE PLAYSTATION



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 17, 2000 – Superspy wannabes with dreams of driving the exotic, gadget-filled cars of James Bond will get their chance with the release of 007 Racing for the PlayStation® game console. This spy-packed action-driving game, published by Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) under the new EA GAMES’ brand, marks the first Bond game to exclusively immerse players behind the wheel of Q-Branch vehicles in an array of mission-based environments. Adding to the game’s overall unique appeal is the original plot line that is inspired by the best, most memorable action scenes from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s (MGM) world-renowned James Bond franchise that has produced 19 memorable movies over the last 38 years.

    In 007 Racing, a high ranking European diplomat and businessman plans to hijack a shipment of NATO weapons and smuggle them to international terrorists inside cars that roll off the assembly line of his automotive plants. As Bond, it is up to the player to stop him. Fortunately, the gamer is supplied with some of the most famous gadget-filled cars from the Bond universe to thwart the evil villain.

    The game features 12 action-filled missions, inspired by memorable movie scenes, set in locations such as Eastern Europe, New York, Mexico and Louisiana. Each environment offers numerous and diverse action and stealth-based missions that the player must successfully complete in order to proceed. For example, in Estonia, the player must launch Stinger missiles from his Aston Martin DB5’ to bring down a helicopter and then employ the standard oil slick generator to give pursuing jeeps “the slip”.

    Bond enthusiasts will experience what it feels like to drive the legendary Bond exotics BMW Z3’, BMW Z8’, BMW 750iL’, Lotus Esprit’, Aston Martin DB5 and Aston Martin Vantage’. Each vehicle in the game will carry a full complement of Q-branch gadgets and weaponry as well as new weapons that will help the player overcome specific challenges of missions. The arsenal includes machine guns, rockets, surface-to-air missiles, laser cutters, an oil slick generator, smoke screen and bulletproof rear screen. The vehicles will also feature physics model which accentuates 007’s no-holds barred driving style, and a progressive damage model that affects the look of the car and its performance. For example, a player who commits a twisting, somersault jump over a building in his Z8 at 100 mph and lands on the front bumper will see a resultant crumpled hood and lower top speed.

    Staying true to the Bond universe, players will encounter recognizable henchmen such as Jaws as well as newly created villains for the game. Bond also will receive help from Bond allies of the past such as M, R, Q and his old CIA friend Jack Wade, each of whom will give the player tips and advice via audio and text to help achieve mission objectives. Actor/Comedian John Cleese, who plays R in the movie, “The World is Not Enough,” lends his talent as the voice of R in the game.

    Multiplayer for 007 Racing supports two-players and features two modes, Challenge and Pass the Bomb, each of which can be played in eight uniquely designed two-player levels. In Challenge mode, players battle with their friends to find the ultimate 007 Racer. In Pass the Bomb, players engage in a game of “tag” to pass a ticking bomb before it detonates.

    007 Racing for the PlayStation supports Dual Shock’. The game is rated “T” (Teen) and will ship with an MSRP of US $39.95.

    Eutechnyx’, an accomplished UK-based entertainment software company, developed 007 Racing for the PlayStation. EA GAMES will publish and distribute the PlayStation title worldwide. More information on the James Bond games can be found on the Electronic Arts product web site at: http://007.ea.com.

    James Bond was first introduced to movie audiences in 1962 when Danjaq, LLC and United Artists, released Dr. No. The Bond films are one of the most valuable franchises in film history. More information about the films can be found on the official James Bond web site from MGM at: www.jamesbond.com, or at the Danjaq site at: www.007.com.

    Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced nineteen James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent successes, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World Is Not Enough produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Danjaq, LLC and its affiliate Eon Productions Limited, control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.

    MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM), manages creative development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of entertainment product, including motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, licensed merchandise, a more than 4,100-title film library and a significant television library. For more information about MGM, visit MGM online at http://www.mgm.com.

    Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts (EA) posted revenues of more than $1.4 billion for fiscal 2000. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA GAMES’ and EA.COM.

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    Contributed by skl (1145) on Mar 02, 2004.

Eutechnyx web site:
    When an evil crime lord pots to enslave the world, only one man can stop him... Bond... James Bond...

    Utilising the latest vehicles from Q-Branch, you must hunt, eliminate and evade enemies through a series of exotic locations and exciting adventures: tear through the streets of New York; go off-road and explore the untamed jungles of South America; evade helicopters and battle enemy cars; collect new weapons systems and other Q-Branch modifications; perform incredible stunts and feats of driving; and, of course, save the world and get the girl.

    007 Racing puts you in the driving seat as you command the most famous cars from Bond's on-screen adventures in a series of exciting missions that require fast reflexes and faster thinking.

    007 Racing... Licensed to thrill...

    Contributed by Jeanne (75619) on Nov 21, 2003.

From uk.playstation.com:
    007 Racing will have you shaken AND stirred!

    With its new perspective on the James Bond theme, this game lets you get behind the wheel of 007's favourite cars, from modern-day BMWs to the classic Aston Martins of the Sean Connery era. Take on the identity of cinema's suavest special agent as you drive in style, while performing missions and putting Q's gadgetry to the test. With backgrounds ranging from Monte Carlo to New York, this game is as glamorous and glitzy as racing gets!




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 12, 2001.

EA Games Packet:
    BE BOND, BEHIND THE WHEEL Your newest mission puts you on the road and straight into the action Stunning cars, ingenious gadgets, dangerous assailants and beautiful women

    Contributed by Attila (496) on May 27, 2001.