FIRST VIDEO GAME INSPIRED BY THE UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ACTION-PACKED NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES SET TO PROVIDE FANS WITH HEART-POUNDING SIX PLAYER ONLINE MULTIPLAYER RACING ACTION
London – May 27, 2021 - Put the pedal to the metal as Outright Games, the leading publisher of family- friendly interactive entertainment, and Universal Games and Digital Platforms today announced Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R, the first video game inspired by the popular Netflix original series. Developed by 3D Clouds, this brand-new action racing game reunites voice talent from the series, across full-throttle online multiplayer races, and releases this November on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia and PC Digital.
Check out the full game announcement trailer here.
Inspired by the Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R brings the intense action from the show to consoles and PC for a thrilling, globe-trotting, racing tournament. Featuring show-stopping tracks set in five incredible locations including Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and the Sahara Desert, the game allows players to use high-tech spy gear to gain the upper hand in the game’s story mode and features online and split-screen multiplayer races for up to six players,
The elite criminal racing gang, SH1FT3R, returns in the game and it’s up to the Spy Racers team to stop them from winning the ultimate cutting-edge vehicle that will cause chaos in the wrong hands. Players will go undercover and race as their favorite characters, including Tony Toretto, Echo, Cisco, Layla Gray, or even race as the notorious SH1FT3R gang including Shashi Dar, Moray, Rafaela Moreno, and more. Fans can use spy weapons to speed through secret shortcuts and personalize customizable cars with a range of skins.
- SH1FT3R IS BACK – Race as fan-favorite Spy Racers characters, including Tony Toretto, Echo, Cisco, Layla Gray, or even race as the notorious SH1FT3R gang during multiplayer mode. Use innovative gadgets to gain the upper hand and tear up the tracks in a globe-trotting tournament in story mode, couch co-op, or online multiplayer.
- COUCH CO-OP AND MULTIPLAYER – The Spy Racers must show the whole world they’re the fastest, coolest, and most talented racers! Customize vehicles with unlockable skins and race against online opponents, AI-controlled drivers, and friends with couch co-op and online multiplayer.
- FIGHT TO THE FINISH LINE - It takes more than speed to win this racing challenge. Armed with 15 spy gear weapons inspired by the Netflix original series, the Spy Racers need to blast past rivals to earn victory.
“We’re thrilled to be continuing our partnership with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to bring Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R to consoles and PC this year,” said Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games. “We’re huge fans of the series and how it builds on the incredible legacy of the film saga and brings amazing characters and incredible action to a whole new audience. We hope the game can bring the same level of fun and excitement to players, whether they’re playing solo or taking on family and friends in multiplayer.’’
“Fast & Furious continues to be a global powerhouse franchise, expanding to include toys and the animated series,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “With Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R, we will offer an authentic experience that combines intense racing and slick gadgets with high-speed action.”
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers began airing on Netflix in 2019 is executive produced by Vin Diesel, Chris Morgan, Neal H. Moritz, Tim Hedrick and Bret Haaland. The series follows Tony Toretto and a team of teenage street racers who are hired to infiltrate an elite racing league, which is serving as a cover for a criminal organization that is intent on world domination. Season four of Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Mexico is streaming now on Netflix. The latest chapter in the Fast & Furious saga - F9 - is slated for release this summer.
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R releases for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Stadia and PC Digital this November for £34.99/$39.99/€39.99
About the Fast & Furious Franchise
Over the course of nine films that have stoked passion in an ever-expanding audience and have earned nearly $6 billion at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ record-smashing, homegrown Fast & Furious Saga has become the studio’s most-profitable and longest-running franchise. Across social media platforms, the fan following for the movies and cast has grown into the biggest of any active franchise. On the heels of The Fate of the Furious, which debuted in theaters as the biggest global opening of all time, the blockbuster franchise has expanded to a multitude of offerings – from toys and video games to an all-new animated series and successfully launched spin-off franchise. F9, the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious saga, hits U.S. theaters June 2021.
About Universal Games and Digital Platforms
Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content and consumer experiences. The company's extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and NBC Universal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com
About Outright Games:
Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on quality family entertainment to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licenses globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including favourites such as Jumanji: The Video Game with Sony Pictures, Paw Patrol: On a Roll with Nickelodeon, Ben 10 with Cartoon Network, and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBC Universal. With an Outright Games title there will be fun for all the family to enjoy. For more information please visit: www.outrightgames.com
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About 3D Clouds
For some years 3DClouds has specialized in creating video games thanks to a team of veterans from the industry, with experience in Microsoft, Milestone and Ubisoft, and a team of young and enthusiastic talents. 3DClouds debut videogame All-Star Fruit Racing released in 2018 was a kart racer available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch. The following year 2019 turned out to be a very big year for 3DClouds with three separate titles released. Xenon Racer our second game was released in the spring showcasing another example of design innovation within the racing video games genre. In November “Race With Ryan” a second kart racing game was released which we developed for the most famous youtuber channel in the world, Ryan’s Toy Reviews. Closing out on a busy 2019 we also released CARRUMBLE, a completely new take on the brawler genre. 2021 will mark the release of the highly anticipated pirate game King of Seas, an action role playing game set in a procedural pirate world.