FIRST VIDEO GAME INSPIRED BY THE UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND DREAMWORKS ANIMATION ORIGINAL SERIES ON NETFLIX PROVIDES FANS WITH NAIL-BITING ACTION IN AN ELECTRIFYING GLOBAL RACING TOURNAMENT
London, 5th November - Outright Games, the leading publisher of family-friendly interactive entertainment, in partnership with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, today announced the release of Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R. Developed by 3D Clouds, this thrilling action racing game is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC Digital. Next-gen versions on PlayStation® 5 and Xbox Series X|S, along with Google Stadia, will be available at a later date.
Check out the release trailer here:
FEATURING VOICE TALENT FROM THE ORIGINAL SERIES INCLUDING TYLER POSEY, CHARLET CHUNG, JORGE DIAZ, CAMILLE RAMSEY AND LUKE YOUNGBLOOD.
Inspired by the Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation series Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, notorious criminal gang SH1FT3R is back in the game and it’s up to the Spy Racers to stop them from winning a spectacular vehicle that will cause chaos in the wrong hands. Players go undercover and drive as their favorite Spy Racers including Tony Toretto, Echo, Cisco, Layla Gray, or even the notorious SH1FT3R gang including Shashi Dar, Moray, Rafaela Moreno, and more. Players can race solo, or with friends and family via split-screen couch co-op, as well as multiplayer for up to four players on Nintendo Switch and six players on all other platforms.
The thrilling global racing tournament features show-stopping tracks in five incredible locations including Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and the Sahara Desert. Players can use high-tech spy gear to gain the upper hand in the game’s story mode and spy weapons to speed through secret shortcuts and personalize customizable cars with a huge range of colorful skins. Additionally, voice talent from the series including Tyler Posey (Tony Toretto), Charlet Chung (Echo), Jorge Diaz (Cisco Renaldo), Camille Ramsey (Layla Gray) and Luke Youngblood (Frostee Benson) reprise their roles in the game.
- SH1FT3R IS BACK – Race as fan-favorite Spy Racers characters, including Tony Toretto, Echo, Cisco, Layla Gray, or even race as the notorious SH1FT3R gang during multiplayer mode. Use innovative gadgets to gain the upper hand and tear up the tracks in a globe-trotting tournament in story mode, couch co-op, or online multiplayer.
- COUCH CO-OP AND MULTIPLAYER – The Spy Racers must show the whole world they’re the fastest, coolest, and most talented racers! Customize vehicles with unlockable skins and race against online opponents, AI-controlled drivers, and friends with couch co-op and online multiplayer.
- FIGHT TO THE FINISH LINE - It takes more than speed to win this racing challenge. Armed with 15 spy gear weapons inspired by the Netflix original series, the Spy Racers need to blast past rivals to earn victory.
“We’re thrilled that Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R is racing onto consoles and PC today. We’ve really enjoyed working with Universal Games and Digital Platforms on bringing this popular series and characters into the world of video games,” Terry Malham, CEO of Outright Games said. “We think the game more than lives up to its title! It’s a wild ride, full of fast cars, slick gadgets, intense action and fun for the whole family.”
“Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R proves that the Fast & Furious franchise will continue to engage fans with new content and adventures to reach them wherever they are,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “The new game expands on what makes the series so special – from the compelling narrative to the high-speed action – further demonstrating the strength and staying power of the brand.”
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers began airing on Netflix in 2019 and is executive produced by Vin Diesel, Chris Morgan, Neal H. Moritz, Tim Hedrick and Bret Haaland. The series follows Tony Toretto and a team of teenage street racers who are hired to infiltrate an elite racing league, which is serving as a cover for a criminal organization that is intent on world domination. Season four of Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Mexico is streaming now on Netflix. The latest chapter in the Fast & Furious saga – F9 – was released earlier this year and is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Now.
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R releases today for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Digital. Next-gen versions on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, along with Google Stadia, will be available soon. Additionally, a free upgrade will be available for Xbox One owners on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 4 owners on PlayStation 5 when the next-gen versions are released.
Key game info
Title – Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of SH1FT3R
Developer – 3D Clouds
Platforms PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and STEAM
Genre – Racing
Players – 1-2 (Couch co-op) and up to 6 players (online multiplayer)
Age range – Provisional ratings (any age in the UK but mainly 6-12)
About the Fast & Furious Franchise
Over the course of nine films that have stoked passion in an ever-expanding audience and have earned nearly $6 billion at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ record-smashing, homegrown Fast & Furious Saga has become the studio’s most-profitable and longest-running franchise. Across social media platforms, the fan following for the movies and cast has grown into the biggest of any active franchise. On the heels of The Fate of the Furious, which debuted in theaters as the biggest global opening of all time, the blockbuster franchise has expanded to a multitude of offerings – from toys and video games to an all-new animated series and successfully launched spin-off franchise. F9, the ninth chapter in the Fast & Furious saga, hit U.S. theatres June 2021.
About Universal Games and Digital Platforms
Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content and consumer experiences. The company’s extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination, DreamWorks Animation, and NBC Universal Television and Streaming. Universal Brand Development is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com
About Outright Games
Outright Games is a global video games publisher with a focus on quality family entertainment to a worldwide audience. Founded in 2016, Outright Games has established its place in the market delivering engaging interactive games of beloved entertainment licenses globally. Outright Games brings stories and characters to life with titles including favourites such as Jumanji: The Video Game with Sony Pictures, Paw Patrol: On a Roll with Nickelodeon, Ben 10 with Cartoon Network, and Dragons: Dawn of New Risers with NBC Universal. With an Outright Games title there will be fun for all the family to enjoy. For more information please visit: www.outrightgames.com