FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MICRO MACHINES v4 Zips By The Competition and Lands on Store Shelves
Codemasters revival of the classic racing series ships to retail outlets
nationwide for PlayStationÂ®2, the PSPÂ® System and PC
New York (June 27, 2006) Â Grab some friends, start your micro engines and
prepare for the craziest and most addictive multi-player mayhem ever as
Codemasters ships the classic series MICRO MACHINES v4 video game to retail
The ultimate pick-up-and-play racing game MICRO MACHINES v4 brings its own
brand of hilarious multiplayer madness to the most fiendish race tracks Â
right under your nose! On PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system,
Windows PC and the PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system with a Nintendo DSÂ
version to follow, MICRO MACHINES v4 is the fastest, most fun mini racer
with hundreds of cars to collect, loads of levels to race and tons of people
to play. The property is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the
intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) and is
developed by Supersonic Software, creators of some of the most acclaimed
MICRO MACHINES games and more recently Mashed and Mashed: Fully Loaded.
Mixing miniature mayhem with maximum multiplayer racing, the MICRO MACHINES
v4 game arrives packed with knockabout, breakneck racing in the fastest
scale miniatures, complete with explosive weapon power-ups. Letting players
loose with hundreds of vehicles, each with distinctive performance
abilities, gamers will be racing their inch-long miniature motors on the
wildest tracks where everyday household objects appear immense in size and
can become lethal hazards.
Sport cars, street racers, stock cars, 4x4s, beach buggies, lowriders and
muscle cars are just some of the MICRO MACHINES models gamers will be taking
out on the improvised tracks around the MICRO MACHINES house, garden and Â
for the first time Â beyond!
Fans of classic MICRO MACHINES games will rejoice in the return of some of
the seriesÂ¹ most popular racing arenas. Spin out around the breakfast table
littered with cereal spills, tear through the kitchen, turbo boost around
the pool table (while avoiding the treacherous pockets), or hit the gas
during the drive around the rim of the bath, carefully negotiating the
ferocious waters pouring over the edge of the bath.
As well as the familiar feel-good environments, MICRO MACHINES v4 game sees
the racing world expand further than any previous MICRO MACHINES game. Go
beyond the house and garden tracks and discover what itÂ¹s like to race
across house roofs, in the sewers, through supermarkets, museums and even
down to the farm, with its danger-packed chicken coop!
Of course, it wouldnÂ¹t be MICRO MACHINES without an arsenal of power-ups and
weapons to collect and use on the opponents while racing. The MICRO MACHINES
v4 game brings all the favorites back, including Â such as missiles and
bombs Â and provides new ones to attack with, including flamethrowers,
heat-seeking missiles, plasma guns and, of course, the car-mounted giant
Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive
entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming
platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the companyÂ¹s dominant brands
include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket
and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam,
Warwickshire UK and maintains European operations in Germany, France, Spain,
and Benelux. The company has its U.S. headquarters in New York. More
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ABOUT HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm
of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industryÂ¹s richest
portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and
adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and
entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with
consumer products that expand HasbroÂ¹s core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS,
LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.
Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is a worldwide leader in childrenÂ¹s and family leisure
time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture
and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both
internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY,
PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide
the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.
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