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Midtown Madness 3 Features|
Madness 3 brings the madcap, over-the-top racing and driving
excitement this franchise is known for to the Xbox video game
system. Midtown Madness 3, the latest in the popular Midtown
Madness franchise, allows you to get behind the wheel of more
than 30 vehicles while competing in exciting race modes such as
Blitz, Checkpoint and Cruise in two of the world's most
fascinating cities: Paris and Washington D.C. With a robust
Career mode featuring 14 driving careers, Midtown Madness 3
delivers the rush and excitement of street racing while
challenging you to put all your driving skills to the ultimate
- Wide-open racing in two living, breathing cities:
Highly detailed, fully researched renditions of Paris and
Washington, complete with ambient traffic and animated
pedestrians, await gamers in "Midtown Madness 3."
Hidden routes, shortcuts and hideouts are encountered
throughout each of the cities, showcasing the incredible
depth of these environments.
- Race modes: Three different race modes (Blitz,
Checkpoint, Cruise) await gamers. You can just cruise
through the incredibly vast cityscapes of DC or Paris, or
race through and unlocking more than 40 different Blitz and
- Career mode: Players work through more than 50
missions across 14 careers, including a limousine driver,
pizza deliverer, taxi driver, secret agent and police
officer. New careers, vehicles and challenges are unlocked
as players complete a series of missions to progress through
- Diverse vehicles: Gamers have the opportunity to
put their driving skills to the test across a wide
assortment of fast and fun vehicles. Racers can select from
more than 30 vehicles, including licensed cars like the BMW
Mini Cooper, the Lotus Esprit Turbo, or the Hummer H2 as
well as vehicles such as city buses, taxis, or even garbage
- Multiplayer modes: Gamers can challenge friends and
others with split screen play, system-link play, and online
play via Xbox Live. Xbox Live support will feature specific
multiplayer games as well as downloadable content.
- Advanced graphics and audio: In leveraging the
audio capabilities of Xbox, Midtown Madness 3 delivers
traffic, pedestrians, voice-over effects and ambient sounds
peculiar to the cities and neighborhoods in which play takes
place, providing a fully interactive racing experience.
Midtown Madness 3 is being developed by Digital Illusions C.E. A
publicly held company headquartered in Sweden with offices in
Stockholm and Göteborg as well as in Toronto, Digital Illusions
is focused on creating high-quality, playable games that will
make the most of the advanced technology for which they are
designed. The company has a strong background in racing games,
having developed such hits as "RallyMasters," "NASCAR
Heat (PC)" and "Swedish Touring Car Championship."
Digital Illusions can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.dice.se/.
Midtown Madness 3, Press Release
Microsoft Game Studios Turns "Midtown Madness 3"
Loose on City Streets
REDMOND, Wash. - April 24, 2002 - Microsoft® Game Studios
today announced that one of the best-selling racing franchises
of all time, "Midtown Madness," will become a featured
title for the Xbox™ video game system. "Midtown Madness®
3," an arcade-style racing game developed by Digital
Illusions CE AB, scheduled for release in fall 2002, will take
full advantage of the power of the Xbox™ video game system by
providing deeper story lines and more user interaction.
Set in two of the most vibrant cities in the world, Paris and
Washington, D.C., the game features madcap, over-the-top racing
and driving in a fully interactive world. With more than 30
licensed vehicles to choose from, from flashy sports cars to
massive utility vehicles, gamers will be treated to fast-paced,
high-energy, unrestrained action and adventure.
"'Midtown Madness 3' builds on the hugely successful legacy
of the 'Midtown Madness' franchise and allows gamers the rush
and the thrill of madcap, over-the-top racing," said Pete
Parsons, director of marketing for Microsoft Game Studios.
"Licensed vehicles and fully detailed renditions of Paris
and Washington, D.C., add to the driving excitement and make 'Midtown
Madness 3' a must-have game."
"Midtown Madness 3" provides something for both the
hardcore and casual gamer. With three challenging single race
modes, Blitz, Checkpoint and Cruise, gamers will experience
ambient traffic, pedestrians and voice-over effects particular
to neighborhoods. The competitive and innovative Career mode
provides racers with an opportunity to assume various careers,
undertaking a variety of missions as they navigate through the
wide-open urban environments. To proceed through the career
ladders, drivers must use their vehicles and driving skill as
their greatest allies, experiencing a depth of experience that
can only be found on Xbox.
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