Team6 has brought many racing games to the Wii in the past, such as Monster Trucks: Ultra Mega Extreme!!!, Glacier 2 and the aptly-named Speed. It seems the smell of petrol fumes is too difficult to walk away from, as the game studio has announced that it will be bringing a brand new instalment of the FlatOut series to the Wii.
Not much else has been revealed yet; in fact, all that is known so far is that the game will feature four different play modes:
- Racing: The standard FlatOut concept: Race, destroy and either finish first, or make sure you're the last one standing (or: driving). Violent, agressive [sic] racing will take place in various locations and themes, such as the financial district, the industrial port and a dusty and an old but atmospheric town somewhere in southern-europe. Gamemode also available in splitscreen mode.
- Trash: An addictive, violent, Wii-targeted game mode for what's the whole Flatout franchise about: Breaking stuff!
Use a weapon of choice (baseball bat, crowbar, lead pipe, amongst others) to totally trash the car of your opponent. Once trashed, he doesn't want this car anymore and it's all yours! New vehicle unlocked! By controlling the Wii-mote you can do as much damage as you like, until the time runs out. The more damage you do, the more score you earn: you can't believe how much fun this is!
- Arena: Taking 'destruction derby' to a whole new level! Forgot those simple, circle shaped, muddy circuits where cars smash each other till they explode: This new Arena is a true deathtrap! This arena, fully made of steel, concrete and asphalt, is equipped with amazing ramps, loopings and countless violent boobytraps in the floor- and wall panels. Prepare to meet traps like "Flamethrower Street", "Hole in One: Spike Pit", "1000 Ton Steel Ball", "Melting Pit" and "the 1000 Volt Fence"! Gamemode also available in Splitscreen mode: Try to lure your friends in every each trap possible!
- Stuntman: The best mode of the classic FlatOut, now revived and more fresh than ever! Accelerate till you can't go faster, and once arrived in the Zone: automatically enter slow-motion mode and use the very intuitive Wii controls to take the best angle for using the ramps with your car. Once airborne, Eject the driver through the windshield at exactly the right time, resulting in (hopefully) the best score ! The more bones you break, the more score you'll earn!
Ronnie Nelis, CEO at Team6 game studios, acknowledges that the FlatOut franchise has gained quite a substantial following, and thus, what is likely to expected of this latest offering:
This makes the expectations of the quality in terms of concept, gameplay and graphics for this game incredibly high for us. Team6 will do it's very best to make this the FlatOut with most violence and fun so far!
As soon as we find out more about this game, you'll read about it here.