Red Mile Entertainment, a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, and MTV Games, a unit of Viacom's MTV Networks and publisher of innovative interactive products, announced the Fall 2007 launch of "Jackass the Game" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Nintendo DS.
Jackass the Game is a mission-based action adventure game inspired by the popular MTV television series and hugely successful MTV Films Jackass and Jackass Number Two. For the first time ever on a videogame system, Jackass the Game will give players the ability to take on the roles of Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and many others from the Jackass gang as they virtually maneuver through the types of off-the-wall madness and stunts that fans have previously only been accustomed to watching on their televisions and movie screens. The highly anticipated title has reunited some of the most notable cast members from the Jackass series and films for players to interact with and play as -- providing hours of outrageous entertainment.
"For years on Jackass, we stressed 'do not try the stunts we do at home'," said Johnny Knoxville, star of MTV's Jackass. "But with our new Jackass video game, you can now try our stunts at home ... but only while playing the video game -- you little juvenile delinquents!"
With more than 35 unique scenarios, players will get to virtually experience Jackass stunts too extreme for even their wildest dreams -- from careening down the streets of San Francisco in a garbage can while dodging traffic to running off on a golf cart at a golf course while trying to hit every destructible object in the way.
"We have set a new precedent with Jackass the Game," said Chester Aldridge, CEO of Red Mile Entertainment. "By bringing the successful and popular series to the PSP system, PlayStation 2 system and Nintendo's DS, we have combined forces with MTV to deliver an exhilarating experience for gamers."
Jackass the Game features dynamic physics, detailed ragdoll modeling, and rich, populated levels for truly emergent gameplay -- no two Jackass the Game stunts will ever be the same. A detailed in-game injury system tracks every impact: from virtually broken femurs to ruptured spleens. The more punishment that the player inflicts upon the Jackass characters, the higher the player's score. In addition, Jackass the Game also has a variety of multiplayer features that allow players to go head to head for even more intense and competitive action.
Additionally the PSP system version contains unlockable footage from the Jackass TV series that lets players see the pros in action. Furthermore, a fully realized replay engine allows players to save their very own signature Jackass moments with detailed camera controls and editing features. In addition, players can trade their saved replays and clips with other players via the PSP system's wireless functionality.
" Jackass fans have been waiting a long time for a video game that delivers the humor, irreverence, and unique style of the Jackass franchise, and we're thrilled to be able to make it happen. By working directly with the show's creators, we've taken the vision that has made Jackass such a phenomenon and rendered it seamlessly into a really outstanding video game," said Tony Calandra, VP MTV Games.
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