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New Game: Full Throttle II 21 May, 2002, 12:52 / 30 comments

LucasArts has published the official press release for Full Throttle II.
A CLASSIC RETURNS - LUCASARTS REVS UP FULL THROTTLE FOR LONG AWAITED SEQUEL

Acclaimed Classic Adventure Roars Back to Action on Next Generation Consoles and PC in 2003

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- May 21, 2002 -- Full Throttle, one of the most loved classic adventures from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, returns in a long awaited action packed sequel for next generation consoles and PC in 2003. The follow up to the award winning game from 1995 will once again feature one of LucasArts' most popular and enduring characters, the swaggering outlaw biker Ben, leader of a renegade motorcycle gang called the Polecats. The free wheeling action-adventure will offer a humorous original story, furious bare knuckle fighting, and the thrill of high speed biking.

"Full Throttle is one of LucasArts' greatest and most beloved original games," says Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "We can't think of a better brand or character to lead LucasArts' charge into a new era of original game development. Ben so perfectly symbolizes our legacy and yet has just the right mix of attitude and edge to appeal to a new generation of game players."
Looks like Simon Jeffrey stayed true to his 50/50 policy after all!

Comments

  • spaff on 22 May, 2002, 16:10…
    im so happy its for the PC!
  • Shanty on 22 May, 2002, 09:40…
    Oh, I wanna kick the little tin doggie! I wanna kick the little tin doggie! You promised me Ben, remember that!
  • El_Pollo_Diablo on 22 May, 2002, 08:34…
    I have set up a site for FT2 at http://houseofwax.topcities.com I hope to have it hosted here soon.
  • Zaroth on 22 May, 2002, 06:39…
    Fun!
  • spaff on 22 May, 2002, 05:34…
    Heh.. finally :)
  • Metallus on 22 May, 2002, 13:00…
    Where were you, Spaff? I could have used some help with this newz0rage -_-

    :P
  • LucasTones on 22 May, 2002, 01:06…
    hear hear
  • GJ on 21 May, 2002, 19:30…
    I've never played FT but now I'm gonna get it as soon as possible. ^_^ I have now been inspired to buy it. Woohoo!

    As for the people who are ALREADY whining about how horrible the game is going to be, please, for the sake of all that is holy and sane, be quiet. It's a PRESS RELEASE. We don't KNOW anything else. So, until there's further info, don't count your chickens before they hatch.
  • Jayel on 21 May, 2002, 19:13…
    This is the BEST news I've heard all week!!!
    I can't wait 'till it comes out... arrgh
  • netmonkey on 21 May, 2002, 18:29…
    FT was the first LEC adventure I've ever owned... I remember I had a birthday party, and me and my friends sat down to play full throttle and we put our minds together just to figure out the puzzles! :P

    I hope this one is as good or better than the original.
  • TheRealMatt on 21 May, 2002, 16:25…
    I personally think that "Best blah blah beloved blah blah blah" Is a load of shit, They've milked the starwars cash cow for all it's worth, and after the disaster of Monkey Island 4, they're scrambling to make some more money... I'm sorry it had to come to the company being out of ideas so that we could finally get FT2, but I'm gladi t's coming. In conclusion, seven
  • Cursed Tuna on 22 May, 2002, 03:50…
    you bad guy. Monkey 4 was a very good game, and Simon Jeffery is a very good boy. you're the kind of person who makes world so unpleasant, always ruining everything with stupid and gratuitous pessimism...
  • TheRealMatt on 21 May, 2002, 16:24…
    YARGH
  • mercatfat on 21 May, 2002, 16:16…
    Well, there goes my hopes for Super Bombad Corley Racer.
  • LGH on 21 May, 2002, 15:52…
    Vrooom, vrooom!
    I'm really looking forward to play ben again, meet Mo, destroy some doors, fight against motor gangs, meet the bunnies, meet Ben's father...
    This is SOO cool!
  • ZeroXcape on 21 May, 2002, 14:28…
    moo
  • twifkak on 21 May, 2002, 14:25…
    *eyes pop out of head, eyes pop out of those eyes and look at the first eyes to see what they're looking at, and upon notice press release, spawn a third pair of eyes*
  • guybrushthedwarf on 21 May, 2002, 14:20…
    http://www.cgonline.com/features/020521-f2-f1.html

    "both working on new games for us"
    just notice the 's' , just do that
  • guybrushthedwarf on 21 May, 2002, 14:18…
    God Bless the FT geek, they were damned right whereas I was just hoping of such an event.
    And now, the prophecy is almost complete ...
  • Dalixam on 21 May, 2002, 13:22…
    I wonder why it isn't part of their E3 page with screenshots and such.
  • Deez on 21 May, 2002, 13:11…
    I am definately stoked for this. FT is one of my favorite games of all time. Great news!
  • Mad Lord Snapcase on 21 May, 2002, 13:08…
    I'd guess Sean Clark is the lead developer if I interpret this correctly:

    http://www.cgonline.com/features/020521-f2-f1.html

    "Sean is working on a project that will likely be unveiled at E3 that I think a lot of our old fans will be excited about."
  • LucasTones on 21 May, 2002, 13:07…
    Yeah, this will be cool. Ok, so there might be a leetle bit of fighting in it - but, as they say, there was some actiony bits in the originals. I reckon this will be like the original Throttle, but with more action (not a lot more) and hopefully a bit longer. I hope Gamecube is on thier list! My PC can't cope with a brand new PC game, and my dad wouldn't like me to be on his PC 24/7...
  • The_last_great_adventurer on 21 May, 2002, 12:58…
    ". The free wheeling action-adventure will offer a humorous original story, furious bare knuckle fighting, and the thrill of high speed biking."

    HELL NO! They did not just do what I think they just did! Made the best Adventure game ever into an acion brawler! SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!!!!
  • Metallus on 21 May, 2002, 13:00…
    'scuse me, the first one was an action/adventure.
  • Blaze^ on 21 May, 2002, 14:58…
    By todays standards action/adventure means a game where you jump-around a lot and push blocks / buttons in a unlogical order until a door opens...
    ...and I wouldn't call FT that... I would call it a adventure game with a large portion of arcade sequences ;)
  • Remi O on 21 May, 2002, 15:14…
    Now you're assuming, and you know if you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME.
  • Remi O on 21 May, 2002, 13:01…
    You just beat me to that.
  • Metallus on 21 May, 2002, 13:02…
    You can have the next one like that.
  • Jojo on 21 May, 2002, 12:57…
    Woho, again!