As they eagerly await Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of the classic animated series, Speed Racer fans can get behind the wheel of the famous Mach 5 with a new mobile game that debuts today. Speed Racer is the first title produced under a strategic worldwide partnership between Publisher Glu Mobile Inc. and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
Speed Racer allows players to customize their cars and become the ultimate Grand Prix champion by using ‘Car-Fu,’ an artful driving skill that involves drifting, sliding, jumping and defensively avoiding other drivers while navigating extreme tracks. Skilled and combative driving pays off with bonuses awarded for opponent crashes, evasions, drifts, and extreme acceleration. Once the story mode is completed, survival mode and chasing mode can be unlocked to keep the fun going.
Written, directed and produced by the Wachowski brothers, creators of the The Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer is the first big-screen adaptation of the popular manga and anime television series by Tatsuo Yoshida. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on May 9. The mobile game is now available via major wireless carriers in Europe, North and Latin America, and will continue launching around the world. For more information, go to www.glu.com.