It appears that a new game based on the The Fast & The Furious film series will be released – presumably alongside the new film, Fast & Furious 6, this coming May. The first film, The Fast & The Furious was released in 2001 and has since seen five sequels along with a tonal shift from street-racing to a much more action-oriented heist-franchise similar to that of The Italian Job or Ocean’s Eleven (with faster cars and younger actors).
GoNintendo received the following tip providing a brief overview of the entire game:
High Octane Action!
That delivers the definitive Fast & Furious experience of racing, heists & Teamwork!
Team Action Racing:
In Fast and Furious nature, it’s all about the crew. Every mission is played cooperatively, either with a friend or A.I.
Heists, hijacks and shootouts combine in a storyline that ties events from Fast 5 and earlier movies to the upcoming Fast 6 movie.
Choose the Experience:
Play through the story taking on various roles, and switch it up as you please. Take on skill-based high scoring challenges on your own or cooperatively with a buddy, and compare your results against your friends list.
Complete 31 missions through 8 chapters in 8 locations around the world.
Missions are comprised of one or more objectives. Objectives include:
Get to Location – get to a target location as quickly as possible
Transport – transport a person, vehicle or item to a target location
Win Race – win a street race by finishing in 1st place
Catch Vehicle – catch up with an escaping vehicle
Survive Pursuit – survive a police or gang pursuit
Protect Vehicle – protect a target vehicle from being destroyed
Enter Vehicle – get your character inside the back of a moving vehicle
Wreck Objectives/vehicles – wreck target objects or vehicles
Avoid Detection – travel past security cameras at high speed
Rescue Teammate – rescue a teammate in distress
Hijack Vehicle – hijack a target car
Steal Cargo – steal cargo from a moving vehicle
Fast & Furious: Showdown will be published by Activision for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U. Pre-orders have already popped up in overseas retail chains.