Paramount Digital Entertainment and Piranha Games have revealed three of the drivers in their XBLA racer Days of Thunder: Arcade. The game is being released to mark to 20th anniversary of the film "Days of Thunder" and will put the three main characters from the film, Cole Trickle, Rowdy Burns and Russ Wheeler, back behind the steering wheel.
Days of Thunder: Arcade features road tracks for both single and multiplayer challenges. Road tracks allow players to race outside the speedway for an added challenge and variation in turning and car control. Up to twelve players can race online, pushing the limits to log the fastest times on the leader boards. There are four different modes - Quick Race, Time Trial, Career, with circuits of varying difficulty, and Derby Mode, where players are encouraged to deal as much damage as they can.
As players race to the top, they will unlock car customization options and tracks. Depending on how players place in races, take the lead in laps, and pick up new sponsors, they will win in-game currency necessary to refuel, make pit stops, and upgrade their cars. Additionally, as players outperform opponents and progress in the game, their achievements will be monitored using an in-game tracking system. Based on their driving style, players will be approached by a variety of sponsors.
Gamers will play as a rookie being coached under the watchful eye of Rowdy Burns, and will learn to "drop the hammer, hit the pit and trade paint with other cars". To avoid trading too much paint, the game incorporates a slow-motion focus feature, which allows you to steer clear of many crashes.
As players progress through the rankings, you'll compete against characters from the film. Here's a guide to the three main characters from the film:Days of Thunder: Arcade
currently has a winter 2010 release date.