has been the latest in the long line of titles to suffer a development delay
, and as a result it has been unclear when we can expect the reboot of the arcade racing franchise to race [read: stutter and splutter] onto Xbox 360 consoles.
Originally scheduled to arrive earlier this month, the game's release has been described simply as "sometime in 2012" since the development delay was announced. However, on a more positive note, Namco Bandai Games has unveiled a launch trailer, therefore, suggesting that the title may now be available sooner rather than later.
The trailer sheds further light on the option to build custom cities
and subsequently drive rival gangs out of your city by any means necessary. As always, the new footage puts particular emphasis on the opportunity to literally destroy everything that gets in your way, with the trailer living up to the game's motto: "Drive, destroy, dominate".
The launch trailer suggests an imminent release of March 30th, 2012 for Europe. Australasia will be getting the game on March 29th, but a release date for North America has not been confirmed.