Posted Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 08:59 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Everyone with a Xbox One or 360 is going to get to check out 'Forza Horizon 2' (review here) when the free the 'Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious' standalone expansion drops on March 27th. (Free to download through April 10th.) But for those who want an idea of what the free movie tie-in is really set to offer, Microsoft has released a new video set around the cars that are crossing over from film to game. The footage from the video features 'Fast & Furious' Car Coordinator Dennis McCarthy explaining his philosophy for picking and building cars for the movies and how that is now tying into the free standalone expansion.
Naturally, the timing is set to coincide with the release of the 'Furious 7' movie on April 3rd, and just as natural, the game will feature the 'Fast & Furious' series "most iconic cars" using the 'Forza' engine and gameplay. The gameplay will feature a story anchored by Tej Parker, aka, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, who will task the player with sourcing cars in southern France for the 'Fast & Furious' crew's next mission.
Here are some of the special edition vehicles that will be featured in the game:
1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
2012 Nissan GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
1998 Toyota Supra Fast & Furious Edition
2014 Maserati Ghibli S Fast & Furious Edition
1970 Plymouth Road Runner Fast & Furious Edition
2015 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
1970 Plymouth Cuda Fast & Furious Edition
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fast & Furious Edition
Once unlocked, these cars will be added to the player's collection, and can be used in free roam and in the special 'Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious' photo mode.
No matter how Xbox One owners feel about the film franchise, this is a free chance to check out one of this generation's premiere game engines. This standalone title ought to be great demo material.
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