Justin Lee On May 6, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment sends word that Speed Racer: The Videogame has been released in store shelves in North America for the Nintendo Wii and DS systems.

Speed Racer: The Videogame, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, hits stores across North America today on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film directed by the Wachowski brothers, Speed Racer: The Videogame features the voices of Emile Hirsch as Speed Racer, Matthew Fox as Racer X and Christina Ricci as Trixie, who reprise their film roles as playable characters.

In Speed Racer: The Videogame, developed by Sidhe Interactive for the Wii and Virtuos for the Nintendo DS, players will race at amazing speeds to engage in “Car-Fu” battles to outmaneuver opponents as they jump, flip, smash and spin competing cars off the track. Select from 19 different drivers and their extreme cars as players take to the track in an effort to win the illustrious World Racing League cup. One of the first games compatible with the Wii Wheel, Speed Racer: The Videogame allows players to experience all the twists and turns of the film’s racing sequences first hand as they jump behind the wheel of Speed’sT180 race car the Mach 6, or the specially designed T180 race cars of more than 15 other characters, including Racer X, Trixie and other film favorites.

Speed Racer: The Videogame captures the action, look and feel of the high adrenaline arena racing developed for the movie in an accessible, fun-filled game with intense, rollercoaster-like race tracks. Award-winning composer Winifred Phillips, created an original score for the videogame, fusing rock, classical and retro beats into a truly unique game soundtrack.

Speed Racer: The Videogame is a fast-paced, action racer for kids of all ages. Speed Racer: The Videogame is rated “E” for Everyone and is available on Wii at the suggested retail price of $49.99 and Nintendo DS for $29.99.

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