Days of Thunder: Arcade races to XBLA

Piranha Games racer based on blockbuster 1990 film hits Microsoft's console this winter, PC and Mac versions to follow.

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While winter sees the stock car circuit go quiet each year, fans will be getting a little help passing the coming octane-challenged off-season from Paramount Digital Entertainment and Piranha Games. Today, the pair announced that they will be releasing Days of Thunder: Arcade on the Xbox Live Arcade this winter, with PC and Mac versions to follow.

Cole Trickle is in the Days of Thunder game, but Tom Cruise is not.

Based on the 1990 Tom Cruise vehicle Days of Thunder, the Xbox Live Arcade game will feature characters like Cole Trickle, Russ Wheeler, and Rowdy Burns. Actor Michael Rooker is reprising his role as Burns to provide voice work for the game and serve as the player's coach. Under Burns' tutelage, players will compete against other drivers from the film, each intended to race in the same style as his onscreen counterpart.

Days of Thunder: Arcade will feature a single-player career mode, quick races, time trials, and a derby mode to see who can rack up the most damage. Those wanting to prove their skills against more competition can jump online for races of up to 12 players.

PlayStation 3 owners will also get a chance to relive the film, and with additional licensing to boot. Paramount and Piranha have also announced Days of Thunder: NASCAR Edition for release on Sony's system. As the name suggests, the PS3-exclusive edition of the game will contain official licensing and drivers, including Kasey Kahne, Kurt Busch, and more.

Discussion

14 comments
TheTwilightGMR
TheTwilightGMR

This will be a good game, but I'm tired of one console's version of games getting better treatment over another.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

mj there is a few games like death race full auto 1 and 2 and rock n roll racing on the snes to name a few so ya go play those then and leave

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

ya when is thsi coming , seriously im gettin the ps3 version and 360 version when it ever comes

oneofthefall
oneofthefall

The film was great, maybe the game willl be too.. As for casual48... your just an unintelligent ignorant person who clearly knows nothing about NASCAR, and your comment is worthless!

Punisher197
Punisher197

"We're eating ice cream..." "ICE CREAM?!?!?!" Unreal. I love this movie. Hopefully Robert Duvall is in the game.

NeoSaintST
NeoSaintST

I loved this movie... When Nicky and Tommy where young lovebirds too. "Control is an illusion you infantile ego-maniac" -NST

DSfanatic5
DSfanatic5

I'll hold out for a Top Gun release. Highway to the Danger Zone!!!!!!!!!!

casual48
casual48

left turn clyde .. oval racing your kidding how bloody boring is that .. i'll pass

quinnd6
quinnd6

Hopefully the graphics of it have improved a lot since february because in the gameplay trailer I've seen it looks like a ps1 racer that could be 15 years old. Ok on comparison maybe not quite that bad but still pretty bad , road texture is very poor and car models look poor aswell.

XanderZane
XanderZane

Was this game necessary? Can SEGA give us an updated version of Daytona USA with 10 new tracks and 16 players online? I'd rather play that. I have a bad feeling this game is going to be crap. This is seriously scrapping the barrel here.

DrEvilKoala
DrEvilKoala

Ugh. Who would want to play a game based on such a terrible movie... Now, if it was a game in the style of an 80's arcade machine and if it had an 8-Bit Cruise, then I'd surely buy it...

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Days Of Thunder was a pretty good movie but it's not something I'd want to play a game based on. I would however play a game based on Death Race......