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Crash City Mayhem Hits the 3DS eShop in Europe on 9th May

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

The localisation experts at Ghostlight strike again

In mid-April we reported on a rumour that Majesco is lining up an imminent North American 3DS retail release of Crash City Mayhem on 14th May. While the publisher does have the game listed on its website, however, we're yet to see firm confirmation of a release date.

It looks like Europe could be ahead of the game, however, with a press release confirming that the title — known as Runabout 3D: Drive Impossible in Japan — will be released in the region by Ghostlight. Perhaps due to its original legacy as a retail title, the publisher has opted to make the eShop release £17.99/€19.99 when it arrives in next week's update, on 9th May.

This game does sound fairly well suited for the handheld, as it seemingly comprises of riding a variety of vehicles through a city in a series of missions — perhaps good for that bus ride to work. While smashing through the city you'll apparently be taking on an "evil syndicate of terrorists", while you an also out run the police, plant bombs and more. Quite how well it'll perform — big 3D-based environments like cities can be a challenge for the 3DS hardware — is up in the air, but the concept sounds suitably chaotic.

We'll see how it turns out soon enough, but does the concept tickle your fancy?

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User Comments (14)

skyluigi2

#1

skyluigi2 said:

I've kind of grown to like driving round cities (blame LEGO City Undercover for that), so I may be at least a little bit interested in this.

skyluigi2

#2

skyluigi2 said:

I've kind of grown to like driving round cities (blame LEGO City Undercover for that), so I may be at least a little bit interested in this.

SparkOfSpirit

#3

SparkOfSpirit said:

I'm not a big fan of racing games, except for arcade-style racers. Would this be closer to those?

ToxieDogg

#10

ToxieDogg said:

If this is like the old Super Runabout games, then I might be interested. Super Runabout on the Dreamcast was a blast.

smatilofy

#11

smatilofy said:

The pics have reminded me of a game where I drive different vehicles (tank, helicopter, ambulance) and must reach the destination to save the day.

julienpoo

#12

julienpoo said:

Super Runabout (Felony 17-79) always have been know to be bad. However a "bad" that made it kind of fun. Crash City Mayhem 3D is devloped by Rocket Company, and not Climax entertainment anymore which is not the best sign... Seems like a budget title :/
The Super Runabout serie :
PS1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAIUvWWikhg
Dreamcast : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O30IZ4oOL64
PS2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_pb3p0e4JU
(XBOX (Wreckless, it's not Super Runabout but so many similarities, its like they hired staff from Climax) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paH3Yx9rRkY)
3DS : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQxEMdM4GxE

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