Disney Interactive Studios announced that Split/Second, the action racing game from Black Rock Studio, will be released in North America on Tuesday, May 18th. The European release date is May 21th. Set within the world of a fictional reality TV show, Split/Second players don’t just try to race to the finish line – they trigger explosive events that alter the track to take out opponents or create short cuts.
Split/Second is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. The game will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. Split/Second has a ESRP of $59.99 for Xbox 360 and PS3 and $49.99 for Windows PC. From what I saw of this game at last year’s E3, it has vast potential. Even I, who prefers simulation racers was wowed. The last “arcadey” racing game I was captivated by was Project Gotham Racing 2 on Xbox Live via the original Xbox. This game is looking to fill that void for me. Check out these screenshots and see for yourself: