Developed between Midway Newcastle and Vin Diesel’s Tigon Studios, The Wheelman will be backed by a ‘multi-million dollar’ marketing campaign, and the publisher hopes to turn the title into a full-blown movie. And a script is already in development.
“We’re designing Wheelman to play like a Hollywood blockbuster,” said Vin Diesel. “Playing this game will be just like taking control of the greatest car chases from feature films, except this time you’re in the driver’s seat.”
Midway executive vice president Martin Spiess added: “Featuring Vin Diesel and set in Barcelona, Wheelman is a title with enormous sales potential. We’re making a multi-million dollar marketing investment to make sure that gamers around the world are ready when Wheelman goes on sale worldwide, which we have planned for February 2009.”