- 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
Press Release - 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
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.
Above: Cover art for
the French and UK Platinum releases.