Split/Second Secures May Launch
Need an intense racing game that's kinda like Burnout only with more in the way of explosions and insane near-misses?
Then you might be interested in Split/Second, the high-octane racing title that, according to GameSpot, is now cleared to launch on May 18 in the US and three days later in Europe. The developers describe this experience as "racing through an adventure game;" you're actually participating in a fictional TV racing show where anybody who isn't completely insane stands no chance of winning. You'll have to drift and draft your way through a continuous onslaught of deadly obstacles and thankfully, you'll have the option of a power meter. Once full, you can unleash certain explosives placed around the track, hopefully derailing some of your opponents in the process. Basically, you want to blow stuff up in order to drop a bunch of junk in the path of other racers, which sounds like a massively cool idea. Black Rock Studios is behind the wheel for this one; their most recent project was Pure, an excellent off-road racer featuring ATVs. But this time, they're going with super fast sports cars, immensely destructible environments and enough adrenaline to fill an ocean liner. Like, seriously.
So if this sounds like it's up your alley, you'll want to give it a shot come May. There may be other titles higher on your priority list right now, but aren't most of them coming out before May? You'll need something to play.
2/24/2010 9:35:50 PM Ben Dutka