Disney Interactive revealed the scheduled arrival of Split/Second on May 18 to Joystiq in an email today. “The Split/Second release date is May 18 in the US and the name in the US is still Split/Second … Split/Second: Velocity is only for Europe and will be released on May 21,” the publisher clarified.
In Split/Second players take part in a fictional reality TV program where participants race for money and glory. Throughout a race, players can build up their “powerplay” meter by performing stunts such as jumps and precision driving such as passing very close to objects and drifting. As the player builds up their meter, special events can be triggered which create obstacles for other players, create shortcuts or alter the race course entirely. This games is one I’m looking highly forward to being a HUGE racing junkie, it looks like it will be tons of fun with it arcade style game-play and 8 player online modes. Check this game out when it releases on May 18th in the US and May 21st in the EU.