Available June 27th, Reverb Publishing is bringing Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad to XBLA and PSN for the reasonable cost of only $9.99 (or 800 Microsoft points). Running at 60 frames-per-second, supporting 1080p displays, and offering both full career and multiplayer modes with upgradeable vehicles, this is one arcade title that promises both slick visuals and plenty of content to back it up.
Similar to titles like DiRT, you’ll find yourself drifting around corners on offroad tracks, kicking up clouds of dust and sand while trying to maintain control through treacherous terrain. To be honest, the offroad portions are always my favorite parts of racing titles — there’s something incredibly fun about trying to maintain speed around a dirt-covered hairpin turn that always kept me coming back to those areas. Really, it’s the realistic physics that makes it and, hopefully, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will nail it. Reverb’s press release has me most excited for the 8-player multiplayer, which looks to support a number of vehicle classes and loadout options. If your a racing fan or looking for a fast-paced arcade title, keep your eye out for this one at the end of June. Check out the official press release below and visit the official website here for more details including gameplay footage.
"Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad Coming to Xbox LIVE®Arcade and PlayStation®Network June 27. With the spray of dirt and earth from under the tires of some monstrous vehicles comes news from 2XL Games and Reverb Publishing that Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad will be coming to Xbox LIVE®Arcade for the Xbox 360 Entertainment System from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network on June 27th for 800 Microsoft points and $9.99 respectively. Upgrade your truck and leave the competition behind in a downloadable arcade racer that delivers frenetic single and multi-player action, customizable vehicles and graphics beyond anything else out there. In Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, players race four-wheeled, 800-horsepower offroad race trucks with tons of options, as well as a wide load-out of vehicle classes including Rally Cars, Pro Buggies and Pro Lite Trucks. Eight-player multiplayer boasts dynamic interactions between all competing vehicles so players can see and feel the impact of mid-race collisions. Career mode follows Jeremy’s bid for the Pro2 championship within the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. All this arcade racing action takes place inside a persistent game world that presents challenge after challenge at 60 frames per second in crispy 1080p."