'Cars 3: Driven to Win' first-look trailer, launch date revealed

An in-game scene from 'Cars 3: Driven to Win'. An in-game scene from 'Cars 3: Driven to Win'. WBIE / DISNEY

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is giving gamers and Disney fans alike a first look at Cars 3: Driven to Win, the official video game for the upcoming Disney•Pixar movie 'Cars 3.'  The company also unveiled that the game is expected to come out on June 13 for PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Swith, and Wii U.

“It’s been an amazing experience to work with the team at Pixar once again for this new game for the beloved 'Cars' franchise,” said John Blackburn, Vice President and Studio Head, Avalanche Software.  “With Cars 3: Driven to Win, we wanted to create a game that allows fans to extend their experience with this great film, and also feel the thrill of speeding through the tracks, participating in races, and mastering tricks and techniques for fun with the whole family.”

Cars 3: Driven to Win picks up after the final big race in the film and extends the storyline of 'Cars 3' with new adventures.  It takes players through a high-speed competition that is filled with both familiar and new faces as players will be able to join Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez as they prepare to take on rival racer Jackson Storm.  The game features more than 20 customizable playable characters including popular heroes from the 'Car's franchise.  Players can also select their favorite race environments from a series of iconic settings from the film.  This includes places such as Radiator Springs and Florida International Speedway, with more than 20 unique tracks to choose from across 13 different locations.

The game comes complete with six play modes for gamers to learn and advance their abilities.  Players can progress their character through training and tests of racing proficiency that unlock new modes, tracks, characters, and so on.  Furthermore, players can hone a wide variety of skills and abilities like drifting, turbo, two-wheel driving, backwards driving, and side bashing.  After all, rubbin' is racing.

Cars 3: Driven to Win will include support for multiplayer as well.  This includes local split-screen cooperative play, allowing players to compete or team up and play at home together.  

Avalanche Software, which as been recently re-opened under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is developing the game.

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