Kemco USA is pleased to announce Top Gear:Downforce for the DS platform. The game is being developed by Tantalus, who also developed Top Gear Rally for the Game Boy Advance .
Top Gear: Downforce will be a top-down style racer, boasting 3D models, robust vehicle physics, and the ability to place hazards on the track surface using the touch screen of the DS. The game will also allow for wireless multiplayer races and data sharing between players.
Tantalus CEO Tom Crago said the company was happy to have the opportunity to develop another title in the Top Gear franchise. We loved the original Top Gear on N64, and of course our rally title on GBA was a big success. This time around were attempting something completely different. We want to create a racing game that feels perfectly at home on the DS platform, something built from the ground up to exploit the cool features of the hardware.
Kemco President Masakatsu Hirose shared Cragos enthusiasm. Top Gear Rally on GBA rates among Kemcos most successful releases. Many people enjoyed this title, and we know that with Tantalus we can create a new game within the franchise that will be just as popular.
The game will be released late 2006. Check back here often for further details on the game or visit www.tantalus.com.au for more information.