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Tuesday, June 13 2017 08:45

Gaming - See the Launch Trailer for Cars 3: Driven to Win

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It's go time! With Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 racing into theaters this weekend, the folks at Disney Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have officially released Cars 3: Driven to Win for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch™ and Wii U™.  Developed by Avalanche Software, Cars 3: Driven to Win "provides an entirely new interactive experience that is thrilling to play alone or with friends and family." Players can race as Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm and other beloved characters while mastering the tricks, skills and combat techniques needed to become the Ultimate Champion. Check out the launch trailer and full game details below!

“With Cars 3: Driven to Win, we created a game that extends the excitement of the film with thrilling competitive racing experiences for players of all ages and levels,” said John Blackburn, Vice President and Studio Head, Avalanche Software. “We know how much fans love the Cars brand and characters, and we are proud to make the game available across all current and previous gaming consoles so that more families can enjoy it together.”  

Cars 3: Driven to Win picks up after the final big race in the upcoming Cars 3, and offers an all-new high-speed competition that is filled with both familiar and new faces.  Players will be able to take the driver’s seat and set out in action-packed adventures as they join Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez in preparation to take on rival racer Jackson Storm.  With over 20 customizable playable characters to choose from, including popular heroes from the Cars franchise and next generation racers, and more than 20 unique tracks across 13 iconic race environments from the film, Cars 3: Driven to Win allows players to customize their racing adventure and discover a variety of possible experiences through its replayability.

Cars 3: Driven to Win is a game that empowers players to master their driving skills for the ultimate world-class competitive racing experience. With six thrilling modes for gamers to train and advance their abilities, the gameplay is designed to encourage players to learn and build experience, earning rewards for each of their improvements along the way.  Race Mode puts players onto the tracks to race against Lightning McQueen and the gang and rev up for the ultimate challenge, while Battle Race allows players to collect and use power-ups, putting their cars to the test in races against family and friends to become the Ultimate Champion. To turn up the competition, Takedown Mode allows gamers to collect and use a variety of power-ups to eliminate as many crash karts as possible, and when time runs out, the player with the most points wins. In Best Lap Challenge, players can race against their own best time, as they attempt to set a new track record. For maximum fun and creativity, players can visit the Playground where they can go racing, perform stunts and engage in challenges, or simply drive around for fun at their own pace, and with Stunt Showcase they can race off of ramps to catch air and perform as many tricks as possible before time runs out, earning points for successful tricks and safe landings.  Cars 3: Driven to Win provides an exhilarating, action-packed experience where training and skill give players an edge in a racing experience that anyone can win.

Players will be able to experience Cars 3: Driven to Win with their friends or on their own to perfect the various racing styles and modes available to them. For maximum fun, the game will include local split-screen cooperative play, allowing players to compete or team up and play at home together, making it easy for friends and family members to join the race – and the fun – at any time.

Cars 3: Driven to Win is available now on Xbox One®, Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation® 4, Sony PlayStation®3, and Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii™U.

About Disney•Pixar Cars 3: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

See Cars 3 when it races into theaters on June 16, 2017!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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