Jak X: Combat Racing will see the return of Jak this year in a combat racing game like no other. This is a bit of a wild change for the Jak series, but Naughty Dog have done it before.
Jak X finds the popular pair in a frantic race for their lives. Combat racing has filled the void left in Kras City after Jak defeated the Dark Maker in his last adventure. Now, after being mysteriously summoned to Kras City to hear the reading of Krew's will, Jak, and Daxter are plunged headfirst into a dark and deadly plot. The will reveals that everyone present has been poisoned and will die unless the antidote is administered...everyone's life hangs in the balance as the heroic duo race against time in the Kras City Grand Championship. As the plot unfolds through an adventure mode, players will be treated to almost an hour of classic Jak and Daxter animation.
Jak X is the ultimate in exciting, head-to-head vehicle combat, with 20 stunning tracks and eight vast open terrain arenas to zoom around in the their wildest ride yet. Destructible environments are in the game and there are over 120 game tasks to plough through.
Jak X features over a dozen combat vehicles, which are completely customisable and feature unique and lively handling characteristics. Over the course of the competition, the vehicles will take damage, as paint is scratched and pieces of metal are ripped from the chassis. Players can create their own strategies for races and missions with an assortment of 17 vehicle power-ups including projectile weapons, ranged weapons, smart bombs, mines, catastrophic attacks, turbos and shields.
Jak X also features five new characters along with some familiar faces and the game is designed to be compatible with Daxter which is coming to the PSP. Players will be able to hook up to unlock secret decals, modifications, vehicles and characters. Introducing both multiplayer and online modes to the Jak and Daxter franchise, Jak X allows up to six players compete online and offers features such as 'ranking system', 'buddy list', 'team play' and more.
We've included the first images in the media panel.
19 May, 2005
19 May, 2005
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