Indianapolis, IN - August 9, 2000 - Codemasters officially introduced Jarrett and Labonte Stock Racing, its new racing title for the PlayStationÂ® game console, to the motorsports press recently. The press conference took place at the ...
Indianapolis, IN - August 9, 2000 - Codemasters officially introduced Jarrett and Labonte Stock Racing, its new racing title for the PlayStation® game console, to the motorsports press recently. The press conference took place at the Indianapolis Raceway Park during the week of events leading up to the Brickyard 400 on Saturday, August 5, 2000 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Up-and-coming stock car drivers and official spokespersons for the game Jason Jarrett, Justin Labonte, Lyndon Amick, and Hank Parker, Jr., were all present at the announcement, having lent not only their names, but also their expert advice, to the game which will hit US retail shelves October 3.
All four drivers expressed their excitement for being associated with such a high-quality title. They have been enjoying computer and videogames much longer than they have been driving, so their association with a top-quality game is a natural, especially one that approximates the authenticity and realism they experience behind the wheel. "On behalf of me and the guys, we are really excited to be involved with this unique videogame. Although it's not based on US stock car racing, it brings together the best of stock car racing from around the world," said Amick.
Jarrett and Labonte Stock Car Racing is the first racing game to feature special momentum prediction engines for superior handling that allows the player to feel the road and the other cars, as well. High speeds, collisions and near misses are all part of the multi-national experience.
Jarrett and Labonte's intercontinental racing action explores Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia, home to some of the most challenging racetracks in the world. There are a total of 23 internationally recognized tracks to choose from, such as Laguna Seca, Hockenheim and Bathurst. Racers can conquer these tracks with their choice of 42 famous make cars, which include Audi, BMW and Chrysler. Gamers will have the opportunity to choose to race as either Jarrett or Labonte in the highly addictive Championship Mode. Jarrett and Labonte Stock Car Racing will be available for the SRP of $39.99.
ABOUT CODEMASTERS Established in 1986, UK-based Codemasters is one of Europe's best-selling and profitable game-makers, developing and publishing titles for the console platform and PC, and is on-track to become one of the top 8 computer/video game publishers in the world within four years time. Codemasters' products first appeared on US retail shelves in 1999. This year's slate of titles, including Mike Tyson Boxing, Insane and Micro Maniacs, furthers the company's goal of providing energetic, compelling and innovative entertainment to gaming fans of all genres. Codemasters can be found at http://www.codemasters.com.