Disney Interactive Studios has announced that Split/Second: Velocity will launch in Europe on Friday, May 21st.
The explosive racing game has received a swathe of positive press reports since it was officially unveiled last year, and the title even claimed the Game Critics Award for Best Racing Game at last year’s E3 in Los Angeles.
The publisher is now keen to get the title into gamers’ hands ahead of its launch, with a demo tour set to take place around the country.
“The response of the specialist and mainstream media to the game has been fantastic, and now we are eager to get the title in to people’s hands through product trialling as much as possible,” said Disney Interactive Studios’ product manager James Thornby.
“We have a number of plans in place up to release and beyond, which will allow us to do this, including the Gadget Show Live in April. Ourselves and the studio at Black Rock are looking forwards to seeing the reaction.”
Split/Second: Velocity is a racing game set within a fictional TV show that encourages gamers to trigger events that can take out rivals or create short cuts simply through the press of a button.
The game is due for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC and is created by Brighton-based developer Black Rock Studios – the team behind 2008’s critically acclaimed Pure.