MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 21, 2007 – Are you ready to careen around the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a hand-built 1960s speed machine that hits speeds of nearly 180 mph, yet rides only 7 inches off the ground? Can you survive a moving minefield of crashes, spinning cars, rolling tires, oil slicks and 32 rivals competing for the perfect racing line? You'll learn these answers and more as Destineer today announces Indianapolis 500 Legends for the Wii and Nintendo DS systems.
Set from 1961-1971, a period of loose rules and ever-faster cars, Indianapolis 500 Legends lets players experience the traditions, rivalries, terrifying speeds and jaw-dropping maneuvers of the world famous Brickyard as they take on the arcade-style gameplay inspired by the birth of modern racing.
"Indianapolis 500 Legends combines edge-of-your-seat Indy-style racing with the widespread appeal and accessibility of the Wii and DS, making it the perfect choice for racing fans of any age and skill," said Paul Rinde, CEO of Destineer.
In Indianapolis 500 Legends, players assume the roles of 30 of the sport's most daring real-life legends like Al Unser, A.J. Foyt and Parnelli Jones as they draft, dodge and slingshot through a virtual minefield on a track where speeds of up to 180 miles per hour defined racing's frontier mentality.
Experience crashes, upsets and thrills with mission-based racing that puts you in the middle of some of the Indy 500's most famous and infamous moments. Drive the last of the front-engine roadsters; experiment with the first turbine cars or strap on the earliest sets of bolt-on wings. But buckle up - back then the rules were few, protection was a luxury and making it to the finish line was never guaranteed.
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Rounding out the experience are pit stop mini-games that include changing tires and refueling via the Wii Remote and Nintendo DS stylus. Players can even unlock historic Indy memorabilia.
From Destineer and developer Torus, Indianapolis 500 Legends races into stores this holiday season for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for the Wii version, and $29.99 for its DS counterpart. For additional information please visit www.destineerstudios.com.
About Destineer Destineer develops and publishes commercial videogames for personal computers and videogame consoles, and creates PC-based virtual training systems for military, intelligence and first-responder organizations. Destineer is a privately held corporation headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with development studios in Minneapolis, Raleigh, NC, and Austin, TX, and publishes games under the Destineer, MacSoft, Bold Games, and Atomic Games brands.