PSPs, PS2s getting Fast, Furious

Namco Bandai developing game based on third <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> movie; racer speeds into stores this summer.

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The street-racing genre still has some gas left in the tank. Namco Bandai Games is putting a new competitor on the tracks with The Fast and the Furious for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The game will be "set in a world related to, yet separate from," the upcoming Universal Pictures' feature film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and it is scheduled to be released this summer.

The Fast and the Furious focuses on the underground scene of drift racing in Japan. Gamers will take to city streets in hundreds of licensed cars that can be tricked out with more than 500 body kits from authentic manufacturers. The game also features boss races, as well as an "advanced rubber band" artificial-intelligence system. Multiplayer modes include two-player split-screen and up to four players online.

The game is being developed by British developer Eutechnyx. The company has spent plenty of time behind the wheel, with racing games Street Racing Syndicate, Ford vs. Chevy, and Big Mutha Truckers.

With the first two Fast and the Furious films grossing over $270 million domestically, one would think a game based on the license would have been made years ago. In fact, VU Games had a Fast and the Furious game in the works but cancelled it during development.

Vin Diesel, star of the series' first film, is working on a racing project based on a movie, but it isn't The Fast and the Furious-related. Diesel is working with Midway Games on The Wheelman, scheduled for release sometime in 2007.

Discussion

34 comments
d_void999
d_void999

How come everyone one compares F&F to NFS:Underground what about Midnight Club. Wasn't that out way before NFS:Underground?

Weeks01
Weeks01

This game has been in development for a few years now. I don't know if the same developer has been working on it but hopefully when it actually comes out it will be a good game... hopefully. And by the way THE FIRST MOVIE WAS AWSOME. THE 2nd and 3rd SUCK!!!!!

johnarnel_08
johnarnel_08

i guess this will end up like a NFS.. but NFS is far more better than this..

supercrap1
supercrap1

Just port the arcade game please-this looks sucky.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Funnily enough I saw the trailer for the next "Fast" movie the other day, and, well...let me just ask this: is it a bad sign to actually feel like you're going to MISS Paul Walker's "performance?"

BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

I hope this game actually makes it out. They were supposed to do a game on the first F&F but it never was made

smbius
smbius

The people who like this game are the ones who have cars with high spoilers, craploads of stickers, cars lowered 1mm off the ground with spinners, mini tv screens on headrests and unfunctional vents/hood scoops everywhere. F*** Fast in the Furious for screwing up the import scene...and now games.

MartinMan
MartinMan

hmm i'll probably get it for my PSP.

samuelnoir
samuelnoir

You guys are right : movie was terrible and there are quite few driving games on psp already. Now is Gran Turismo going to change all that ? It'd better be VERY good.

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

This game will do so bad. The movie was released long ago and games based on movie never so well. So many games that are more worthy of your buck.

1337knight
1337knight

OMG.... They REALLY SHOULD WORK ON A INITIAL D GAME.... i mean if they can release this game...Sega (made the arcade game) should consider making a INITAL D with updated controls AND ONLINE MULTIPLAYER...that would be awesome.

Mista_Sal
Mista_Sal

I don't care for the movie so I don't care for this game. Never really been a fan of the NFS series either.

silentmobius
silentmobius

Street Racing Syndicate, Ford vs. Chevy, and Big Mutha Truckers. With AAA racing titles like those, what can go wrong? R U kidding me.

toment
toment

How could they not name it 3 3ast 3 3urious!? Imbeciles!!!

gt4freak1985
gt4freak1985

Uhm I love racing games but come on these street racing games suck as well as the fast and the furious sucks even more. I understand peoples complaints about racing games on the psp, but that is what is actually selling the most right now on the psp. Just wait and your rpgs will come and I am also mad at the lack of fps and socom styled games also. Where is the nascar title for the psp EA?

naka_kun
naka_kun

there's a arcade featuring the fast and the furious merchandise here in japan...and it sux. I dun remember who made that crap...but it just sux...A LOT... those pics looks like another shutoko battle game! lol...

lageasy311
lageasy311

scarabus what are u talking about, there is like 3 driving games for the psp. That's not that many.

bunty_007
bunty_007

Another movie to game. That sucks! Another average rated game.

timts
timts

I thnk the 2nd movie, 2 fast and 2 furious sucked already.

abelmaestro
abelmaestro

I don`t like racing games made by Namco at all and I don`t this game will be better than NFS, its a waste of time and money

Scarabus
Scarabus

Ugh.. how many driving games are they going to push for the PSP? Enough is enough.

Lewis-Morgan
Lewis-Morgan

Don't we already have Fast and the Fur.... Oh sorry I was thinking of Need for Speed

guisepppe
guisepppe

As if the movies weren't crappy enough =/.

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

oh no. this turned me into those people who post for the sake of posting. but i just dont have anything else to say. except: OH NO. but i already said it....

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Mmmm. I wonder why this game isnt developed for PS3? Cause it takes a lot of product confidence to go next-gen baby. Thats why.

SCARFACELP
SCARFACELP

hmm i don't know Namco's track record with racers has not been that good lately. it seems they are stuck in the past of old arcadey type of racers/games. i know that namco is not developing but their choice of develope is laughable at best.

AiresDevil
AiresDevil

wow Ford Vs Chevy, i wonder wut kind of great game this will be, Geez y cant EA steal the rights and at least make a NFS Clone

mithund
mithund

wow, i'm first again ?!?! where IS everyone ? Anyway, this game is going to look like NFS Underground in the end... but crapier !