FAST & FURIOUS HITS THE TRACK THIS SEPTEMBER WITH ANKI OVERDRIVE: FAST & FURIOUS EDITION
Pioneers in Entertainment Robotics Team Up with Universal Brand Development to Deliver Fans an Exhilarating and Innovative Fast & Furious Experience
Based on One of the Most Popular Action Movie Serials of All Time
Pre-orders Starting May 16 on www.anki.com
Anki, the robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.) company, today announced Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition launching in September 2017. Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition will merge the most thrilling elements of the hit robotic battle-racing game — an unprecedented level of customisation and interaction in a physical game, driven by powerful A.I. — with the adrenaline-fueled world of Fast & Furious. Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition will be available for pre-order starting May 16 for £169.99 at Anki.com and will hit store shelves in September 2017.
“We’ve been searching for the right brand partnership to elevate our robotic battle-racing experience to the next level of entertainment, and what better fit than one of the most widely recognised action franchises in the world,” saidBoris Sofman, CEO & Co-founder, Anki. “Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition delivers the ultimate adrenaline rush to millions of Fast & Furious fans, merging the films’ cars and characters with videogame elements, physical play, and robotics.”
Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition features two highly detailed robotic Supercars based on the high-octane vehicles favored by the characters in the films, Dom’s Ice Charger and Hobbs’ MXT. Each Supercar is armed with unique weapons, upgrades, sound effects, and controls. Within the game, players will battle alongside and against mainstay characters from the films including Dom, Hobbs, Letty, and Tej. Epic movie moments will come to life as players battle the Toretto crew, or race against friends and family members. Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition also includes an all-new, exclusive Fast & Furious track piece bringing even more excitement from the movies into your game. Drive through the Power Zone and trigger a massive blast that disables nearby opponents.
“Anki is at the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence, and our collaboration for Fast & Furious will bring an all-new level of interactivity to the franchise,”said Manuel Torres Port, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Products, Universal Brand Development.“Anki OVERDRIVE’s revolutionary technology delivers a battle-race experience like no other, and we’re incredibly excited to introduce Fast & Furious fans to gameplay that delivers what they love and connect with most from the films – the characters, cars, and action.”
Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition will retail for £169.99 at launch, and will be compatible with the Anki OVERDRIVE product ecosystem including Anki OVERDRIVE cars and tracks. The game will require a separate, free-to-download Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition app, and compatible device.