Publisher dtp Entertainment have released some details about their upcoming XBLA game TNT Racers
TNT Racers features 18 action-packed racetracks for up to 4 players. Built for ‘pick up and play’ fun for all the family, new players and seasoned gamers can experience the thrill of the chase and high-octane game play together.
Racing is not just about speed in TNT Racers. Players battle their racing rivals using fun pick-ups including Confetti Mines, Candy Cannons, Space Rockets and other powerful weapons to catapult opponents off the track or bounce them out using a Monster Car.
A unique feature in TNT Racers is ‘Shadow Racing’. When players are thrown off the track, they immediately rejoin the action as a shadow racer, taking revenge on remaining players and ensuring everyone is always in the thick of the action.
Winning racers are those who create the most action, damage the most cars, pick up most points and finish the most laps.
Dedicated players who work their way up the leader boards are rewarded with free game content including new cars, new tracks and achievements.
There are three single player modes. The challenge mode encompasses 45 challenges across three different speed classes. There are also time trials and custom races. Here, gamers can decide the "victory criteria" and also decide where to place the numerous pick-ups.
Multiplayer involves both cooperative and competitive play. Up to four players can play both locally or online.
Here are some previously released screenshots:
Finally, in case you missed it amidst the chaos of E3 2010, here's the announcement trailer for the game:
is scheduled to be released in Q1 2011.