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The Fast and the Furious game confirmed

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Universal Entertainment has announced that it will be creating a "The Fast and the Furious" game, licensed from the Vin Diesel "Point Break in cars" movie of the same name.

The game will feature real cars from the film, including the crazy suped-up Honda Civics and the berserk Toyota Supra.

"The adrenaline is still pumping from the first movie," said Tim Rothwell, senior vice president marketing and merchandising, USCPG. "We are partnering with top manufacturers and brands in the compact car and performance market to develop long-term co-branded licensed products that The Fast and the Furious fans are ready to embrace."

The gameplay will be along the mission-based driving route, seeing players embroiled in car chases, hijacking and illegal racing. Universal commented that the car licenses have been secured, although the character likeness rights have yet to be confirmed.

"The ultimate games capturing the street-racing life, UE's upcoming titles will captivate fans of The Fast And The Furious movie as well as hardcore racing game fans," bleated Jim Wilson, president of Universal Interactive. "The thrill of speed will come alive on next-gen and handheld systems to the beat of top Universal Music artists as players customise import and muscle cars, complete dangerous missions and compete in harrowing street races."

The game will also feature action to be seen in the second movie, due out at the same time as the game, in 2003.


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