In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher today, developer Targem Games announced that BlazeRush, its new fast-paced top-down racing combat title is now available for PS3 in N. America at $9.99.
In a new twist to the arcade racing genre, BlazeRush does away with the traditional damage counters and health bars to keep the ferociously fast races in progress. The only way for a player to die is by falling off the death defying track and plummeting to the landscape far below.
Designed with local multiplayer in mind, BlazeRush allows up to four players shared-screen local play and up to eight players online, with a very simple pick up and play control style. With the ‘drop in’ system, one player can start racing against bots, and then as other players join the bots are removed.
The game includes sixteen playable vehicles, all of which have notably different handling and racing capabilities, ranging from heavy tracked crawlers to light race cars and hovercrafts. Additionally, players can choose from a vast assortment of weapon power-ups to use against racing opponents, such as pushing, throwing, stunning or slowing down other vehicles on the track. It’s not just about winning the race, there is also the constant challenge of trying to knock out rivals while keeping your vehicle on the track.
BlazeRush features three game modes: Race, Survival and King of the Hill. Given the level of madness and entropy in the game, results of each race are often spontaneous and totally unpredictable.
BlazeRush also introduces a skill based element to play with its campaign mode, which allows four player co-op in 53 events and challenges, teaching players how to effectively use each power-up.
- Multiplayer focused: Up to 4 players locally and up to 8 players online
- Easy ‘drop in and drop out’ player mode
- Take on local players online
- Game modes include Race, Survival and King of the Hill
- Race: Race against bots or with friends over 3 laps; the first driver to cross the finish line unscathed wins
- Survival: Death defying racing against opponents out to eliminate you from the race by any means necessary; the driver who has died the least number of timeswins
- King of the Hill: Race to get ahead of opponents and lead from the front; the player who has held the lead for the most amount of time wins.
Source: Press Release