Atari's latest DRIV3R has now gone gold, meaning it will be in stores very shortly. The highly anticipated driving action game for Xbox and PlayStation 2. DRIV3R will be available in New Zealand on June 24th.
"Everything that was great about the previous two games - the awesome driving, deep storyline, film-like cinematics and the feeling of ultimate cool - has been amped to the next level in DRIV3R. With amazing new technology, Reflections has blown away every other game in the genre in terms of driving physics, graphics, and vehicle destruction to create the ultimate movie-like action game." said Wim Stocks, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Atari.
DRIV3R is the 3rd game in the DRIVER series, which will feature More than 70 vehicles, including muscle cars, motorcycles, articulated big rigs, powerboats, and all other manner of automotives, exactly 156.14 miles of roads and 35,768 individual buildings! There will also be an extensive film director mode, including tracking cameras, slow-motion effects, helicopter views and more! It is scheduled for a June 24th release in New Zealand.
As well as the going gold, Atari has reached an agreement with Epic Records and Nimrod Productions to create a unique soundtrack for DRIV3R. Titled DRIV3R - The Soundtrack, the stand-alone soundtrack is scheduled for U.S. release on June 21, day-in-date with the launch of the DRIV3R video game.
"The DRIV3R soundtrack includes a compelling combination of new and established artists that forms a perfect complement to this fast-paced and exciting game," commented Steve Barnett, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Epic Records. DRIV3R - The Soundtrack includes 14 cutting-edge tracks from acclaimed stars, such as a Iggy Pop, and the soundtrack will also feature a 12-minute "Making Of DRIV3R" documentary narrated by actor Michael Madsen (who voiced "Tanner," the lead character in the Driver franchise).
Additionally, each original CD will contain n-CD technology that will grant exclusive access to a special vaulted website where cheats for the game, a special deleted scene and competitions can be accessed.
Following is the DRIV3R - THE SOUNDTRACK track listing: