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SRS Goes Gold

by Jonathan Metts - August 18, 2004, 5:03 pm PDT
Discuss in talkback! Source: Namco Press Release

You'll be racing on those eternally shiny streets soon.

GET READY TO TURN IT LOOSE –

STREET RACING SYNDICATE  GOES GOLD!

Backed By Strong Pre-Sale Campaign, Namco’s Authentic Street Racing Title

Drives Towards Store Shelves August 31

San Jose, Calif., (Aug. 18, 2004) – The streets may never be the same again…Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Street Racing Syndicate (SRS) , one of the most realistic, high-speed multiplayer street racing games to date, has been approved for manufacturing. One step closer to being on the store shelves, SRS will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube.

“Gamers are about to get an insider’s look at the underground world of street racing,” said Rod Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Namco Hometek Inc. “We’ve pulled out all the stops to make sure SRS is the most authentic street racing game ever.”

SRS comes tricked out with 50 officially licensed damageable vehicles, hundreds of after market parts, roaming police cruisers, an in-game dyno that measures actual peak torque and horsepower in real-time and 18 of the import scene’s hottest female models. Racers can battle head to head via split-screen, System Link, or even take it online and risk the pink slip to their car for the chance to win their rivals’ cars permanently! Day or night, gamers can tear through live traffic against rival racers in actual locations based on LA, Miami and Philly, or explore miles of open city streets between tuning and racing! SRS’ driving and tuning realism has even been embraced by the automotive scene, with Import Tuner magazine recently saying, “…this game has become absolutely amazing. Simply put, it will trounce its competition.”

For players who just can’t wait until August 31, Namco has partnered with top retailers to offer strong pre-order incentives to consumers. Gamers who reserve a copy of SRS from Electronics Boutique, GameStop, GameCrazy and other select retailers will receive exclusive SRS trading cards. The packs of limited edition trading cards feature the girls of SRS and one of various Bonus Cards containing unlockable items exclusive to each retailer. Players can unlock new cars, special graphics, and much more! Also, for the gamer who is a collector, a limited edition poster is available when a copy of SRS is reserved. For more information on how to pre-order SRS visit www.srsgame.com and click on “Pre-Order” in the speedometer navigation bar.

SRS is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. The game will be available in stores nationwide beginning the week of August 31, 2004. For more information about the game check out the SRS web site at www.srsgame.com.

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