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XGIII: Extreme G Racing

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    Strap your hands across your GameCube Controller and motorcycle down these mean streets of the grim techno-industrial future.

    The third installment in Acclaim's combat-bike franchise, XG3 Extreme Racing boasts 12 daredevil drivers, 10 sinuous courses and enough advanced weaponry to satisfy the prop man on a Schwarzenegger blastfest.

    Race solo, or as many as four lead-footing friends can zoom together in Team Grand Prix, Head-to Head or co-operative modes.

    The GameCube’s gazelle-like graphics processing makes possible for the first time Acclaim UK's vision of track splits, loop-the-loops, corkscrews and vertical climbs and plunges, all at a buttery-smooth 60 frames per second.

    Braking is rare, and you can't go off the track or lay down your bike, so you’re constant challenge is to avoid time-wasting brushes against the rails.

    Whilst XG3 can display three or four bikes at once, they're typically so distantly spaced that all you can see is a series of tiny streaks. (Team members have colour-coded streaks. Supposedly, your CPU-controlled partner will help you out.) Direct hits bestow rival riders with an encompassing glow that more-or-less says, "I'm slowin' down for a few seconds. Go ahead and pass me!"

    XG3 delivers speed in abundance and as such makes a superb showcase for the Nintendo GameCube system's graphics capabilities.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53404) on Oct 05, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:

    If you blink, you'll miss the race.



    Strap your hands across your GCN Controller and motorcycle down these mean streets of the grim techno-industrial future.

    The third installment in Acclaim's combat-bike franchise, XG3 boasts 12 daredevil drivers, 10 sinuous courses and enough advanced weaponry to satisfy the prop man on a Schwarzenegger blastfest.

    The main one-player mode takes you through a series of three-track leagues (Lithium, Rubidium, Caesium and Francium) named for those funny-sounding elements at the outer fringes of the periodic chart. Each race is two laps. Within a league, you must place at least seventh out of a field of 12 in order to advance to the next track.

    As many as four leadfooting friends can zoom together in Team Grand Prix, Head-to Head or co-operative modes.

    The GCN's gazelle-like graphics processing makes possible for the first time Acclaim UK's vision of track splits, loop-the-loops, corkscrews and vertical climbs and plunges, all at a buttery-smooth 60 frames per second. Save for falling snow and the occasional animated billboard, though, the environments are static and sterile. Weather and time-of-day for the harbors, mountains, glaciers and canyons are not configurable.

    Despite the dour ambience (complete with a properly foreboding soundtrack from Ministry of Sound), XG3 plays most like a zany Midway racer a la Cruis'n World or California Speed. Braking is rarer than homeliness on Temptation Island. Because you can't go off the track or lay down your bike, your constant challenge is to avoid time-wasting brushes against the rails. On the more vertiginous courses, you'll want to save your turbos for the 90-degree climbs.

    The default Controller configuration seems designed to give you a sore thumb, as you must constantly press A to accelerate while occasionally pressing Y to shoot or X to turbo. Your Nintendo.com swami advises you to assign these much-used actions to the L and R buttons.

    Although you never quite feel like you're riding a motorcycle, controls are prompt and precise --necessary for a high-speed game like this.

    Whilst XG3 can display three or four bikes at once, they're typically so distantly spaced that all you can see is a series of tiny streaks. (Team members have color-coded streaks. Supposedly, your CPU-controlled partner will help you out.) Direct hits bestow rival riders with an encompassing glow that more-or-less says, "I'm slowin' down for a few seconds. Go ahead and pass me!"

    You can power up your shields by racing through neon-tinted shield depots on the track shoulders. New weaponry, engines and other upgrades can be had for cash at the XG Mall.

    XG3 delivers speed in abundance and as such makes a superb showcase for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE system's graphics capabilities. This game supports Dolby Surround.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53404) on Sep 11, 2005.

Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT, INC. SHIPS 'XG3 EXTREME G RACING' FOR PlayStation 2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

    Futuristic Motorcycle Racing Game Combines High-Speeds and Combat, Delivering Next-Generation Arcade Action at 60-Frames-Per-Second



    GLEN COVE, NY, August 21, 2001 - Razor sharp turns faster than the speed of sound will take racing to an extreme new level this fall, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM) today announced that it has shipped its eagerly anticipated XG3 Extreme G Racing for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. One of the Company's most talked about games at the 2001 E3 show, XG3 Extreme G Racing combines high-speed futuristic motorcycle racing and combat, to deliver incredible next-generation arcade action at 60-frames-per-second. XG3 Extreme G Racing is being supported by an integrated marketing campaign, including print, radio and online adverting, retail promotions and a consumer sweepstakes.

    "XG3 is the third instalment of our successful franchise, which has sold more than 1.3 million units worldwide," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand. "With its incredibly fast and intuitive gameplay, XG3 is highly regarded among the media and poised to set a new benchmark in the genre."

    The media had the following to say about XG3 Extreme G Racing:

    "It whips 'Wipeout Fusion's' behind. It kills 'Kinetica' on the quarter mile. We cannot understate the sense of speed you get from playing XG3." - Game Informer

    "This is one of the most insanely fast racers you'll ever come across. Strap yourselves in -- it's going to be a wild ride." - Official PlayStation Magazine

    "XG3 definitely has its own particular look and feel going for it, and it may have the genre all to its own on PS2." -- www.ps2.ign.com.




    Developed by Acclaim's Cheltenham Studio, XG3 Extreme G Racing takes players on a gravity-defying race throughout breathtaking, fully animated environments. After climbing onto one of the game's 12 supercharged and fully armed bikes, players are ready to begin the ultimate racing challenge.

    XG3 Extreme G Racing offers an array of exciting features, including:
    • Highly-addictive gameplay, that blends high-speed racing and high-stakes combat for an intense arcade experience, appealing to both the casual and hardcore gamer;
    • All-new, advanced game engine, built from the ground up for the next-generation gaming platforms;
    • Constant 60-frames-per-second of heart-pounding action;
    • 10 incredible racing circuits with gut-wrenching loops, twists, spirals and drops;
    • An arsenal of futuristic weapons, enabling the player to obliterate the competition;
    • Turbo boosts taking the bikes to extreme speeds and gravity defying environments;
    • Detailed bike animation system, providing complete feedback controlling the bike's handling, including air-brakes, flaps, weapons and thrusters;
    • A landscape animation system, which brings lush worlds to life;
    • Two-player split-screen racing, which includes Team Grand Prix, Head-to Head and Co-Operative mode, as well as a playable field of up to 12 bikes;
    • In-game music by the world-renowned group Ministry of Sound;
    • Game Play in Dolby Surround Sound.

    XG3 Extreme G Racing is currently available for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

    About Acclaim Entertainment
    Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment game consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sega and Microsoft Corporation as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ.SC under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.

    Contributed by skl (1145) on Mar 26, 2004.

Back Covers (GameCube & Playstation 2):

    BEYOND SPEED, BEYOND COMBAT, BEYOND ALL RACING.

    High-speed motorcycle racing and high-stakes futuristic combat collide in XG3 - the most intoxicating, highly addictive arcade experience. Feel every razor sharp turn and roller-coaster drop in the pit of your stomach as you smash through the sound barrier at speeds over 750 mph.

    Breathtaking, fully animated environments: futuristic city, desert, arctic, ocean & canyons.

    10 incredible racing circuits with gut-wrenching loops, twists, spirals & drops.

    12 different super-charged bikes packing serious firepower.

  • In game audio in Dolby Surround Sound.
  • 5 blazing music tracks by the "Ministry of Sound".
  • 12 international racers, including the smokin' hot all-female team.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Nov 29, 2003.