Titus Interactive have recently announced that their Milestone game Lamborghini FX is heading for a European release this summer. Milestone is one of the leading Italian development studios, and Lamborghinis are pure class, so this could turn out to be a very sassy, sophisticated affair. With all that cultured European influence, it might be expected that Lamborghini FX involves well-measured driving and balanced race tactics, as players stylishly navigate the back-streets of Tuscan villages and the hill-tops of Provence. But no, this harks back to Titus? earliest racing game, Crazy Cars.
There are Nitro-boost pick-ups, weapons, donuts, jumps, 2-wheel driving and loop-the-loops. Yes, that?s right, Lamborghinis nitro boosting around loop-the-loops whilst power-sliding away from oncoming missiles. Cer-razy. In some ways, it?s a shame that the ?wacky races? angle has been opted for: there would be many Lamborghini-philes who would rather have a subtle simulation of the Italian legend. Alas, there?s not much scope for that here, and the emphasis looks like it's on the latest breed of Lambos too, with the exception of the Muira: there are no Urracos, Jaramas or Espadas in evidence from the images we've seen so far. But now that Rage?s once-promising Lamborghini title has been shelved for good, this will have to satisfy those with Countach-based ambitions. It will be worth a giggle at the very least.
Lamborghini FX will be available for Xbox, PS2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC this summer.