Empire expands FlatOut to 360

Company set to bring reckless rag-doll race to next generation with Total Carnage; PSP development includes Taito Legends, Ford Street Racing.

Empire Interactive's demolition racing FlatOut franchise is revving up for its next-gen debut, according to the publisher's year-end financial results. In its filing, the publisher runs down its support for the different consoles, "which currently includes one title for the next-generation Microsoft Xbox 360 console (FlatOut: Total Carnage)."

The original FlatOut crash-landed on American shelves in July of last year. It drew attention for its destructible cars and scenery, as well as sadistic minigames that involve driving into barriers at high speeds and ejecting the rag-doll-physics-equipped driver to hit targets, like a giant dartboard or bowling pins. The game sold well (Empire claims more than 500,000 copies sold in North America alone), and FlatOut 2 is planned for release on the PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 this fall.

The company also said it would be bringing a pair of series it has been involved with to the PSP later this year. In addition to a PSP edition of the retro arcade compilation Taito Legends, Empire is working on a version of Ford Street Racing for Sony's portable. It was unclear if these titles would be making their way to North America. Sega handled North American distribution of the Taito Legends console game for Xbox, PS2, and PC, while Eidos is set to publish Ford Street Racing on the same platforms.

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32 comments
Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Add Live play and some destruction derby style arenas - please! I need something better than Novadrome (though you can keep it at that price point if you like :P)

WillT12345
WillT12345

Destruction Derby 360 style, can't wait!

rynmls
rynmls

psp? did i hear it correctly? psp has a new game listed...

gt4freak1985
gt4freak1985

i dare any of you to race flatout on the pc with my sim physics mod, and the logitech driving force pro in 900 degress rotation, in the in car view with a 750hp 1970 boss 429 mustnag! if you thought flatout is boring, it is on the console, but on pc its wicked sick, and escpecially my friends made a online utility that really works, best cheat protection ever for a game, you cant even join a race. Its not a boring game, you just suck at it if you cant even stay in the car!

DrKill09
DrKill09

Flatout was boring after 4 hours of ragdoll.

Sociologist
Sociologist

Flatout was decent for 5 minutes or so, until I realized that it was a one trick pony. Having your racer not wearing a safety belt and flying through the window after each crash was only cool the first 10 times...

oDARKBLADEo
oDARKBLADEo

I loved the first game, it was a total blast. Am certainly going to keep a close eye on this one. great news!

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

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cyprus646
cyprus646

Im I didnt play the 1st flatout it looked like a great game...oh well.

slick4ever
slick4ever

It wont come out for PS 3 cause it will cost to much to make for the PS 3

unreal_master
unreal_master

ya i played the first one talk about borez town

T1Panda
T1Panda

The first game wasn't that good.

mamad_raiss
mamad_raiss

sony fanboys :" I want it on ps3" , first of all you should wait untill ps3 release then if you have 600$ buy it and finally you can ask for these games . now please shut up and let us enjoy our 360 games.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

flatout was amazing....would be cool to see it on the 360

ferrarimanf355
ferrarimanf355

That's nice to hear, but how about Taito Legends 2 coming Stateside?

samekila
samekila

I like the first one have to pick it up for the 360

simon50
simon50

"No comitment to PS3? I guess developers dont want to take the plunge" thats quite a big generalisation.

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

Good to see the addition to the 360. Now people who want it for 360 don't have to wait for a BC update.

Foolio1
Foolio1

Hmm, I didn't know the first FlatOut sold so well. I enjoyed the game.

16bit_skillz
16bit_skillz

I concur :) I Just wish MS lowered the hardware cost. They are making it a really hard decision between Wii and X360. If only I could afford both :( .

AYANE69
AYANE69

woot woot i love flatout

holenjd
holenjd

The more 360 games the better.

16bit_skillz
16bit_skillz

No comitment to PS3? I guess developers dont want to take the plunge.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Well that cool more 360 game the PSP game are not that interesting to me but for some one else maybe.