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Friday 13 December, 2019

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Licensed IP named as Fast & Furious Crossroads

RNS Number : 7360W
Codemasters Group Holdings PLC
13 December 2019
 

13 December 2019

RNS

 

Codemasters Group Holdings Plc

 

("Codemasters" or the "Company")

 

Fast & Furious Crossroads to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in May 2020

 

Further to Codemasters' announcement on 28 November 2019 of its acquisition of Slightly Mad Studios, the Company is pleased to announce that the game featuring licensed IP relating to a Hollywood blockbuster movie franchise will be Fast & Furious Crossroads.

 

Please see below for the full trade release.

 

FAST & FURIOUS CROSSROADS SPEEDS ONTO PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE AND PC IN MAY 2020

The immersive new experience that expands the Fast & Furious saga features voiceover performances from Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson-as well as an all-star cast of new crew members

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, Universal Games and Digital Platforms and Slightly Mad Studios today announced Fast & Furious Crossroads, a team-based, vehicular-heist action game set in the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious universe. Coming to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC, the game is set to launch in May 2020. The Ninth Chapter in the Fast & Furious film saga hits U.S. theaters May 22, 2020.

Featuring an authentic storyline, and packed with heroes, gadgets, cars and non-stop cinematic-style action, Fast & Furious Crossroads will deliver pulse-pounding gameplay both in single player story mode and a soon-to-be-revealed multiplayer mode.

The Fast & Furious Crossroads story mode expands the Fast & Furious universe-with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson reprising their roles as Dom, Letty, and Roman in an action-packed adventure set across stunning global locations.

Joining the cast are Sonequa Martin-Green (STAR TREK: Discovery, The Walking Dead) and Asia Kate Dillon (BILLIONS, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum).

Players will travel from the streets of exotic locales to the murky world of international espionage, pulling off high-speed heists and stunts as they battle to take down a new threat.

"Fast & Furious remains one of the most beloved franchises of all time and continues to innovate in extraordinary ways," said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. "Fast & Furious Crossroads is an authentic experience that stays true to the series by amplifying the signature elements that fans love - a star-studded cast, high-stakes story, over-the-top action, deep family ties and, of course, fast cars."

"We're excited to be part of this huge global franchise, and to provide Fast & Furious fans with the opportunity to experience first-hand the action, cars, and gadgets they know and love," said Katrin Darolle, Director of Publishing, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. "We are commited to creating and developing compelling games, and Fast & Furious Crossroads joins an ever-growing line-up of games created by BANDAI NAMCO for fans across the globe."

"As huge fans of the franchise, it's an honor to be able to expand the Fast & Furious franchise into the world of video games with a brand new story, the introduction of a new crew with ties to beloved characters, and iconic and stunning set pieces," said Andy Tudor, Chief Creative Officer, Slightly Mad Studios. "With Easter eggs throughout for fans and an intense multiplayer experience, Fast & Furious Crossroads is a thrilling collision course that puts players behind the wheel."

Fast & Furious Crossroads is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios, which was recently acquired by Codemasters, an award-winning British video game developer and publisher, specializing in high-quality racing games. The game will launch in May 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

For more information, or to keep up with the latest news, visit us at:

Website:                                                                                                             www.fastandfuriouscrossroads.com
Facebook:                                                                                     http://facebook.com/FastandFuriousCrossroads
Instagram:                                                                                   http://instagram.com/FastandFuriousCrossroads
Twitter:                                                                                                                  https://twitter.com/FastFuriousCR
YouTube:                                                                                                                                       bit.ly/FFCRYoutube

About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S:

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe S.A.S., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including PAC-MAN™, GALAGA™, TEKKEN™, SOULCALIBUR™, ACE COMBAT™ and DARK SOULS™. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is the premier publisher for anime-based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL™, and ONE PIECE™.

For more information please visit www.bandainamcoent.eu. All the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment products are available on the official store https://store.bandainamcoent.eu.

About the Fast & Furious Franchise:

Over the course of nine films that have successively stoked passion in an ever-expanding audience and earned nearly $6 billion at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures' record-smashing homegrown franchise has become the studio's most-profitable and longest-running one. Across social media platforms, 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. The Ninth Chapter in the Fast & Furious saga hits U.S. theaters May 22, 2020.

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 Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com

 

About Slighty Mad Studios

Slightly Mad Studios is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR® series, Need For Speed® Shift™ & Shift 2 Unleashed®. It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games, and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage.

Keep up to date with Slightly Mad Studios by visiting their website: https://www.slightlymadstudios.com

Or on Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/slightlymadteam

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slightlymadstudios

Slightly Mad Studios is a Codemasters® company

 

About Codemasters

Codemasters (AIM:CDM) is an award-winning British videogame developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specialises in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames. In November 2019, Codemasters acquired Slightly Mad Studios which is responsible for the critically and commercially successful Project CARS franchise.

 

Codemasters' LEI number is: 213800NOITSDQVNP5W91

 

 

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