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The Fast and the Furious comes to the PSP

by: Ben Berry -
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Namco Bandai has decided to Un-Unpimp your Auto on the PSP with the release of The Fast and the Furious. In the immortal words (word?) of our Editor, Charles Husemann, this news rates a resounding "meh" from me. However, there are probably 14 year olds who still think driving a fast tricked out car will get you hot babes. They're right. But playing a game about fast tricked out cars on your PSP won't.





Edge Of Your Seat Portable Drift Racing On The PSP

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SANTA CLARA, CALIF., (February 26, 2007)

PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The video game is developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products. The Fast & the Furious on the PSP system will allow players to feel an unparalleled sense of power as they drift their way through beautiful visuals and new modes exclusive to the PSP system. Trade your customized rides through wireless in the Swap Meet, stop neglecting your car and give it an oil change in the Tune Shop for a temporary performance boost, challenge up to 3 friends in multiplayer drift battles in the Road Sweeper mode and visit the Extras menu to view tricked out rides from the movie and real world.

The Fast & the Furious

"Realistic grip and nitrous-fueled sprints add impact as you screech through neon-lit city streets and down darkened mountainsides."

"…a metric ton of ways to pimp out your ride, and a few nods to the three films upon which it's based."

Inspired by last year's hit film, The Fast & the Furious: Tokyo Drift, the game places the underground world of drift racing into the players' hands. Gameplay features a unique drifting mechanic that allows beginning players to enjoy the game, while giving veteran racers a chance to try out more complex techniques. Players will be able to race in over 100 JDM Tuner, Classic Muscle, and Concept cars with over 300 body kits from real JDM companies. See the action from cinematic camera angles straight from the movie as players encounter boss battles across gorgeously rendered city streets.

Exclusive PSP system Features:

Super Street, October 2006.
for the PSP system follows on the red hot heels of last year's successful PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system game. Introducing a ground breaking drift mechanic, drifting became accessible to both beginning and veteran racing game drivers alike. Here's what car enthusiast and gaming magazines had to say about it;
Electronic Gaming Monthly, November 2006.


Swap Meet



Road Sweeper



Oil Change





Rated T for teen, The Fast & the Furious has a suggested retail price of $29.99.


For more information on The Fast & the Furious , visit www.namcobandaigames.com

- Fast & Furious fanatics will get a special treat in the "Extras" section that will feature an unlocked selection containing images of both the movie and real world cars.
- No car runs well without oil, so to increase performance, The Tune Shops will offer a multi-grade oil change as a purchasable item. By purchasing the oil, the player's speed and performance will be temporarily enhanced upon returning to the HUB.
- Putting drift racing skills to the test, up to four players can be challenged in this feature where the aim is to tag as many highlighted corners as possible using drifting maneuvers. The more complex and varied the techniques are, the more points added to the overall score. The player with the most tags (or drift points if there is a tie) wins at the end of the race.
- Gamers have the chance to show off their creative side by using the PSP system wireless connectivity option to trick out a ride and send it to other players via "Swap Meet" to use in non-career game mode.
– Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that its newest racing title, The Fast & the Furioushas new features for the