They have sold over 140 million figures and invaded toy stores, clothing racks, television and more. Now the popular Homies characters are getting ready to hit the streets, as Destineer today announced that Homie Rollerz for the Nintendo DS has gone gold.
Scheduled to ship in February 2008 and already available for pre-order at Gamestop and EB Games, Homie Rollerz is a fast-paced, mayhem-laden racer where players can pick one of the 10 most popular Homies, customize their slick rides, then trick, hop, and battle through courses with settings, shortcuts, and secrets as unique as the Homies themselves.
Created by acclaimed artist David Gonzales and developed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, Homie Rollerz offers a variety of gameplay options, including:
* Trick Out and Roll Out: Earn respect points by doing stunts and winning races, then cash them in to trick out your car! Use the stylus to mod your ride, fit your car with a better engine for more speed, beef up your suspension and hydraulic systems for better turning and cooler tricks when racing, and more.
* Rivalries and Respect: Take on your fellow Homies on their turf. Challenge Jokawild under the big top in the Homie Circus, drag race down Venice Beach against Big Loco and more. To win, you've got to learn the hoods, find the shortcuts, earn respect, and show your Homies who owns the street! Use your hydraulics to get extra bounce off of jumps, tilt up on two wheels to sneak through narrow secret alleys, and unleash wild weapons to keep opponents off your back.
* Multiplayer: Is one of your friends challenging your street cred? Show them who owns the hood with up to 8 players via Wireless Multi-Card play. Homie Rollerz also supports Single Card play, so you and another Homie can play a limited version using only one card!
* Get to Know the Homies: Play as one of 10 slick Homies and enter the "Wizard Circuit," a mysterious racing series through which the winner is granted a single wish by the wise and legendary Homie known as Wizard. Each character has a unique vehicle that can be upgraded in the garage for improved stats. Learn what's motivating each of your Homies: Why is Alien Ese stuck on Earth and how can he get back home? How did Zombie become undead and will he ever return to the land of the living?
Developed by Webfoot, Homie Rollerz scheduled to ship in February 2008 for a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information, please visit www.destineerstudios.com.
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