Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2 Ships
Los Angeles, CA - October 30, 2003 - Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), today announced that it has begun shipping Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2, an ultra-realistic flight simulation racing game. Retailing for approximately $30, the PC game will be on store shelves this week.
"Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2 is like NASCAR in the sky - only players are going three times as fast," said Pat Hunt, CEO at Victory Simulations. "It takes the world's fastest motorsport - air racing - and makes it even more deadly by adding the element of combat during a race. Flying at 500 miles per hour, 50 feet off the ground, with 15 other airplanes around you gives new meaning to the term 'adrenaline rush.'"
Added Skip Holm, the "Jeff Gordon" of air racing and the winner of this year's Gold Unlimited Race in Reno (at 507 miles per hour average lap speed) and the Thomson Trophy (at 512.164 mph), "If you've ever wanted to experience the thrill of air racing, this game is for you - it doesn't get any better than this."
Game Puts Players in the Cockpit, Flying on Dizzying Mid-air Battles
Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2 is the sequel to Xtreme Air Racing, which was widely acclaimed for its ground-breaking graphics, exciting gameplay and realistic flight simulations. This new version offers numerous new features to make this sport even more dynamic, including the addition of air combat, new tracks, and the ability to customize planes. After just a few seconds in the cockpit, players will find out what makes real pilots tempt fate, pulling 6 G's as they twist around courses in exotic locations around the world.
To win the race, players can take advantage of the game's key features:
- Over 70 highly detailed aircraft, each with unique flying characteristics and 3-D cockpits featuring fully functional gauges
- Four racing classes: small, maneuverable sport biplanes; sport-car-like Formula Ones; the suicidal T-6's; and the "heavy metal" of air racers: the Unlimiteds
- Fifty different tracks in exotic locations around the world, including islands in Thailand, the coast of England, fjords in Iceland, the Swiss Alps, the jungles of South America and the desert course at the world-renowned Reno Air Show
- Hints from aviation legend R.A. "Bob" Hoover, coaching players around the course and announcing by Gordon Bowman Jones, the "voice of Reno"
- Four modes of play: race, combat, online and stunt mode
- Spectacular crashes and special effects
- Some of the most famous planes from the world of air racing: Dago Red, Miss America, Strega, Voodoo, Critical Mass, and Rare Bear
- Four difficulty levels, offering challenging game play for everyone from beginners to experts
- Advanced AI that adjusts to the skill of the player, making every race competitive
- Multi player for up to 8 players
Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM and videogame markets. The company will release close to a dozen new entertainment titles in the coming months through licensing or publishing agreements with Marvel (Daredevil), JoWooD Productions (Silent Storm, Spellforce and Soldner, among others), Ascaron (Patrician III and Pirate Hunter) and Victory Simulations (Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2). The company also offers PC titles or compilations in nearly every major software category from productivity to education.
Encore products are sold in thousands of retail outlets nationwide, and in major international markets. For more information on Encore and Navarre Corporation, visit www.encoreusa.com and www.navarre.com.
About Victory Simulations
Victory Simulations has produced software for entertainment, military, and commercial applications with a focus on aviation since 1992. The company began performing simulation work for the defense industry, evolving in recent years to producing PC games. Victory has done work for the U.S. Forest Service, Hughes Training, Eidetics, ATC flight simulators, the Naval Air Warfare Training Center, ECC, Tellurian, and MDTS (McDonnell Douglas Training Systems), as well for as a number of game companies including Sierra, Virgin Interactive, Gores, GT Interactive, eGames, Mindscape, Just Flight and Mattel. For more information on the company, visit www.victorysims.com.
Reported by: Philip Roland