Microsoft Game Studios Turns "Midtown Madness 3" Loose
on City Streets
Best-Selling Franchise Bolsters Xbox Racing Portfolio
REDMOND, Wash. - April 24, 2002 - Microsoft® Game Studios
today announced that one of the best-selling racing franchises
of all time, "Midtown Madness," will become a featured title for
the Xbox(tm) video game system. "Midtown Madness® 3," an
arcade-style racing game developed by Digital Illusions CE AB,
scheduled for release in fall 2002, will take full advantage
of the power of the Xbox(tm) video game system by providing
deeper story lines and more user interaction.
Set in two of the most vibrant cities in the world, Paris and
Washington, D.C., the game features madcap, over-the-top
racing and driving in a fully interactive world. With more than
30 licensed vehicles to choose from, from flashy sports cars to
massive utility vehicles, gamers will be treated to fast-paced,
high-energy, unrestrained action and adventure.
"'Midtown Madness 3' builds on the hugely successful legacy of
the 'Midtown Madness' franchise and allows gamers to experience
the rush and thrill of madcap, over-the-top racing," said Pete
Parsons, director of marketing for Microsoft Game Studios.
"Licensed vehicles and fully-detailed renditions of Paris and
Washington D.C. add to the driving excitement and make 'Midtown
Madness 3' a must-have game."
"Midtown Madness 3" provides something for both the hardcore
and casual gamer. With three challenging single race modes,
Blitz, Checkpoint and Cruise, gamers will experience ambient
traffic, pedestrians and voice-over effects particular to
The competitive and innovative Career mode provides racers
with an opportunity to assume various careers, undertaking
a variety of missions as they navigate through the wide-open
urban environments. To proceed through the career ladders,
drivers must use their vehicles and driving skill as their
greatest allies, experiencing a depth of experience that can
only be found on Xbox.