Mayhem is a new destruction derby style racer that will arrive on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of March. To be honest I had never heard or seen of this game until now so it’s bit of a surprise, but a nice surprise.
The stats are impressive, 120 different vehicles from six classes: Muscle, Sedan, Wagon, Coupe, Truck and Monster Truck. Five arenas, four game modes and a host of mini game challenges complete the package.
By now the screenshots will have caught your attention. Publishers Zoo Entertainment call it a ‘distinct noir comic book aesthetic’ which is fancy pants for ‘black and white’. It certainly looks unique for a racing game.
“We are fully committed to continuously delivering engaging and high-caliber titles to consumers and recognize the importance of utilizing technologies such as 3D,” said Mark Seremet, Zoo CEO. “There’s nothing like the thrill of a good racing game and with Mayhem, we plan to make the experience as real as possible through optional 3D gameplay and never-before seen racing and demolition action.”
That ‘optional 3D’ will be available to everyone, not just owners of posh 3D TVs. I’m going to hazard a guess to suggest by reducing the palette down to black and white – sorry, I meant ‘a distinct noir comic book aesthetic’ – Zoo can easily implement the old style red & green glasses 3D.
The bad news is that the game has only been announced for the U.S. and will arrive on March 29th at the very nice price of $39.99.
Source: Press Release