Split/Second rolls out May 18

Disney Interactive Studios' over-the-top action racer tuning up for a few more months; European debut set for May 21.

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Disney is scaling back its investment on "highest end" console games, but the publisher's not done with that market quite yet. Today the publisher announced that it will launch Black Rock Studio's Split/Second on May 18 in the US, with a European launch following May 21.

And "boom" goes the dynamite.

Described as "racing through an adventure game" by one of the developers, Split/Second is set in a fictional TV racing show where safety concerns get a well-deserved DNF. By skillfully employing driving techniques like drifting and drafting, players will fill up a power meter. Once full, the meter allows players to trigger all manner of explosive catastrophe on and around the track, from bursting water pipes in opponents' paths to dropping cargo liners across the track and forcing players to take a detour or shortcut.

Black Rock Studio is best known as the developer behind all-terrain vehicle racer Pure. While Split/Second will be just the second game to bear the studio's name, it developed its racing game acumen as Climax Racing, developer of 2002's MotoGP for the Xbox and Sony's ATV Offroad Fury series. The studio was acquired by Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2006.

Split/Second will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

Discussion

41 comments
sonic0491
sonic0491

Ive played the Blur beta and its a brilliant game. I think I will take it over this.

thekey
thekey

I was excited about this game till I saw Disney's name on it. That and after the fact that it's "racing through an adventure game" just tells me it's going to be stupid. I willing to bet this game gets rated no higher than a 6.5

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

its from disney. im not going to purchase it. sorry

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Saving my pennies now for a day 1 purchase :D Been tracking it for ages and can't wait :D:D

XanderZane
XanderZane

Looks good, but I'll probably still wait to get it. Only racers I'm still playing right now is Forza 3 and Burnout Paradise.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Been following this game like crazy. Will be purchasing on day one.

ultimakay
ultimakay

I love arcade racers, this and blur both look to be awesome.

kamicolo
kamicolo

hmmm burnout but directly utilizing the environment/ actual track. Seems a lot more chaotic.

Will there be Nitro / turbo?

MC_Bally_Who
MC_Bally_Who

What do you have to say on the comments in this page to get a thumbs up? :S I would say this game has potential but it hardly looks original :)

HBC14
HBC14

I loved Pure and I'm going to love this one. I can't wait for that.

CTR360
CTR360

cool i buy it looks awesome

nachi_lobo
nachi_lobo

a game film, I do not expect anything

nachi_lobo
nachi_lobo

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playstation_dad
playstation_dad

It doesnt really bother what studio name is on the box aslong as its a good game, the studio could be called 'buy this if you want be laughed at games' and if it was good id still buy it. I like most was surprised when i saw that disney was behind this but i was also surprised when i knew pirates of the carribean was a disney film, but it didnt stop me enjoying that. Just before i loose all respect and credit im not a disney fan! Though finding nemo was a qaulity film hahaha

yoyoman500
yoyoman500

personally i think this game is gonna be good. but i dont really want a game that has disney on the cover

DEATH775
DEATH775

I loved Pure, totally awesome. Definitely going to have more fun with this one.

BradHummr
BradHummr

Considering the massive amount of enjoyment I had with Pure, and not to mention that this game looks GREAT on it's own, I can honestly say I am very excited and interested to play the game myself and hear what others have to say about it. :D

Samox
Samox

Looks like a lot of fun! I'm interested to see what the reviews will look like for its debut.

soulless4now
soulless4now

This is one Disney game (aside from Kingdom Hearts) that I actually want to play.

InsertWittyID
InsertWittyID

I can't get over the fact that Disney is making this game! It looks promising, but Blur and the Burnout team's take on the Need for Speed franchise are the main racing games I'm looking out for this year.

joksterz78
joksterz78

looks good but holy hell, the game looks like it has a stuttering problem.

WTFitsPauL
WTFitsPauL

i hope this has 4 player splitscreen like blur :)

lanmanna
lanmanna

Been keeping my eye on this since it was announced!

VectrexFanBoy
VectrexFanBoy

" And "boom" goes the dynamite. " family guy reference!

aseer-432
aseer-432

it's look like amazing .. it's Remember me by burn out

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

I actually had a chance to play this at E3 last year and thought it was awesome. Hopefully it sees its full potential. @Richardthe3rd You're comparing two totally different games. This is not at all like Forza 3. That's more like Gran Turismo. This is more like Burn Out. It's almost like comparing Demon's Souls to Mario Brothers.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I could use a good new arcade racer about now...

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

I really only have room in my currently playing list for one racer, and Forza 3 is there now. This game looks good, but it will have to be amazing to usurp that spot.

metalkid9
metalkid9

should be fun. definitely trying this out

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

Pure is such a good game. Admittedly not in my frequent rotation but absolutely a high quality game that nailed visuals, sound, controls, etc. I expect this to be no different.

ZedX-14Pilot
ZedX-14Pilot

This game ALMOST has my interest. Created by a great developer though.

HavocV3
HavocV3

Looks good. still need a racing game myself