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Split/Second officially announced, first screenshots revealed

11 March 2009

Disney Interactive has officially revealed Black Rock Studio's latest outing, Split/Second. The racing game pits players against each other on city tracks overflowing with dangerous environmental hazards. The drivers can actually trigger these hazards to derail their opponents, drastically affecting the outcome of the race.

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“Split/Second elevates action racing to a new level by enabling players to strategically take out their opponents by dynamically altering the course in real time,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Split/Second further showcases Black Rock Studio’s ability to innovate and deliver a compelling experience that has wide appeal beyond the traditional racing genre.”

The races within Split/Second are aired on a "hyper-competitive reality television show," with contestants blazing through a "made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion." Death Race, anyone?

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“We’re creating huge memorable moments on par with the biggest blockbuster action films,” said Nick Baynes, game director, Black Rock Studio. “Action racing has captured the imagination of video game fans worldwide and we’re going to redefine that experience with Split/Second.”

Split/Second certainly sounds unique -- hopefully the gameplay mechanics hold up once we actually get our hands on them. We'll have more for you on Split/Second soon.


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