Break out the wide collars and flares
Ubisoft has announced that it will launch the Driver 76 video game for the PSP.
Driver 76 will feature all-new content with 27 new missions designed for the PSP in the first all-new edition of the Driver series to be released since Ubisoft acquired the franchise in 2006. Developed by Sumo Digital Ltd. and Ubisoft’s Reflections studio, Driver 76 will be released in March 2007.
Faithful to the brand spirit, Driver 76 is an action driving game that features Hollywood-style car chases while also letting the player experience the open environment on foot. The game thrusts the player into the heart of the 1970s, through 27 missions divided into six main plots. Players can take side jobs, earning cash that can be used to modify their rides. Driver 76 also offers an extensive multiplayer mode and a host of mini-games ranging from street races to all out carnage in Destruction Derby mode.
An ecstatic Paul Dutton is said to be buffing his Capri and breaking out his old wardrobe as you read this.
The new Driver 76 is a prequel to Driver Parallel Lines, set in 1976, two years before Driver Parallel Lines. Games will include Street Racing, Destruction Derby, Pink Slip Racing and Swap Meet. You’ll also be able to download new paintjobs to use on your collected vehicles in the garage.
All the architecture, music, cars and clothes of the ’70s will be in there, including, so we believe, corduroy hip-huggers, spandex hotpants and hairy chests with big spangly gold medallions. The playing area will span New York from Jersey to Coney Island.
There’s a Vehicle Modification System built into Driver 76 that will let you collect your favourite vehicles and complete side job missions to get the cash to modify your ride. And once you’ve got yourself a hot ride you can take part in high-speed car races and crashes, going even faster by customizing your car with special parts.
And finally, let’s not forget the authentic ’70s soundtrack that Ubi are promising to immerse yourself in the ’70s with classic songs from the decade… back when music was real music… Bony M, Frank Sinatra… The Carpenters… hmmm…