We haven't seen a FlatOut game since Ultimate Carnage on the 360 in 2007. Since then the franchise has apparently shifted hands from Empire Interactive, with Zoo Games publishing and Team6 developing a new title for the Wii. The game is simply called FlatOut
at this point and there aren't a lot of details yet, but it sounds like they're bringing back the core elements of the series--competition based on trashing other vehicles in as destructive a way as possible.
With both FlatOut and Glacier3 in development, Zoo and Team6 are bringing a lot of vehicular chaos to the Wii. Hopefully we'll get more info on FlatOut soon, including a full title and a projected release date.
Team6 announces "FlatOut" for Wii™
Today Team6 announced that they will develop a brand new version of the well known franchise "FlatOut"! Little is known from this promising title, but these will be the four game modes available:
- "Racing": The standard FlatOut concept: Race, destroy and either finish first, or make sure you're the last one standing (or: driving). Violent, agressive racing will take place in various locations and themes, such as the financial district, the industrial port and a dusty and an old but atmospheric town somewhere in southern-europe. Gamemode also available in splitscreen mode.
- "Trash" : An addictive, violent, Wii-targeted game mode for what's the whole Flatout franchise about: Breaking stuff!
Use a weapon of choice (baseball bat, crowbar, lead pipe, amongst others) to totally trash the car of your opponent. Once trashed, he doesn't want this car anymore and it's all yours! New vehicle unlocked! By controlling the Wii-mote you can do as much damage as you like, until the time runs out. The more damage you do, the more score you earn: you can't believe how much fun this is!
- "Arena": Taking 'destruction derby' to a whole new level!
Forgot those simple, circle shaped, muddy circuits where cars smash each other till they explode: This new Arena is a true deathtrap! This arena, fully made of steel, concrete and asphalt, is equipped with amazing ramps, loopings and countless violent boobytraps in the floor- and wall panels. Prepare to meet traps like "Flamethrower Street", "Hole in One: Spike Pit", "1000 Ton Steel Ball", "Melting Pit" and "the 1000 Volt Fence" ! Gamemode also available in Splitscreen mode: Try to lure your friends in every each trap possible!
- "Stuntman" : The best mode of the classic FlatOut, now revived and more fresh than ever!
Accelerate till you can't go faster, and once arrived in the Zone: automatically enter slow-motion mode and use the very intuitive Wii controls to take the best angle for using the ramps with your car. Once airborne, Eject the driver through the windshield at exactly the right time, resulting in (hopefully) the best score ! The more bones you break, the more score you'll earn!
Ronnie Nelis, CEO Team6 game studios: "It's an honour to work on a wellknown franchise like FlatOut. I can't believe how many people already know FlatOut, and played all previous versions of FlatOut: This makes the expectations of the quality in terms of concept, gameplay and graphics for this game incredibly high for us. Team6 will do it's very best to make this the FlatOut with most violence and fun so far!"
About Zoo Games, Inc.
Zoo Games, Inc., is an innovative leader in the video game industry, focused on licensing, developing and publishing a wide variety of casual and family-friendly video games for all platforms including, but not limited to, Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Playstation®2 system, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone™, and PC through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zoo Publishing, Inc. The company’s customers are comprised of national and regional retailers, specialty retailers, and video game rental outlets. Zoo Games, Inc. is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. For more information, visit www.zoogamesinc.com.
About Team6 game studios
Established in 2001, headquartered in Assen (the Netherlands), Team6 game studios is an independent developer of computer games with the main focus (but not limited to) high end racing games. For 2010, six major titles for various platforms are scheduled. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.team6-games.com