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Rapid Raccoon Announced

Lexicon Entertainment has announced Rapid Raccoon for the DS. In development at DK Games, this racing game will feature a choice of 3 anti-gravity crafts with different skills, speed and handling, with three more available for unlock. The game will follow the style of action-racing, featuring collectables that aid the player including missiles, mines, speedups, bombs and more.

There will be three modes – easy, normal and hard; a 3D engine on DS; network play; and mascots for each team, with one being the Raccoon itself.

Voltage Announced

Lexicon Entertainment has announced Voltage, a futuristic racing game with real-time strategy elements, for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game, which is being developed by IBA Group in Czech Republic, will feature races taking place far in the future on the planets of the solar system, having players compete against aliens to acquire the title of the solar system’s best racer.

There will be a number of vehicles in the game that run on electricity, nuclear and tachyon fuel, among other things. Futuristic elements include teleport, electromagnetic platforms, and more. It will feature a total of 15 non-linear tracks on seven planets in three modes of play – Championship, Quick Race and Multiplayer.

Voltage is set for release during Autumn 2008.

Penumbra Goes Episodic

Word comes from Lexicon Entertainment that the British publisher has picked up Penumbra: Overture, and that it has gone episodic. Here’s a bit:

The first episode takes place in an underground facility on Greenland where the player finds himself alone, confused and with no way to get out. Something is wrong… where is everyone, and what are those strange noises?

The game will be released as three episodes, with the first due in Q1 2007. It is being developed by Frictional Games. More details after the jump.
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Lexicon Scores Chronos Twins

Lexicon Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the worldwide rights to Chronos Twins for DS; the company previously scored a deal for American McGee’s Bad Day LA. The company is also in final discussions for another four DS titles.

Chronos Twins, scheduled for a Q1 2007 release, plays on the concept of time travel. Here’s what players will get into: “To successfully complete levels, players will maneuver through an area and work within the limitations of each time period in a side-scrolling environment. The goal is to control both the present-time hero while exploring the planet to defeat alien threats. Both time periods are fully visible through a split-screen engine that displays the past and present versions of the exact same location.”

Bad Day LA Gets Euro Publisher

Coming from the genius behind the awesomely amazing Alice, American McGee’s Bad Day: LA has gotten itself a publisher in Europe: Lexicon Entertainment. The game is due out during Q4 2006 in UK and PAL territories on PC.

McGee’s latest game, “Bad Day LA,” is a spoof of disaster films like “The Day After Tomorrow.” “In simple terms, ‘Bad Day LA’ is every blockbuster disaster film funneled into one insane day as experienced from the perspective of the world’s ultimate politically incorrect antihero,” McGee said, adding that the story and events are meant to humorously highlight what he called the ridiculous nature of the “fear culture” in the U.S.

Los Angeles resident McGee said that the game will bring the vibe of the city into this context. For example, in the midst of natural disasters, the game’s residents remain on their cell phones as they watch citizens on fire run down the street.

The protagonist is a homeless man who abandoned his privileged life as a successful Hollywood agent after losing his self-respect. McGee said supporting characters in the game are a recognizable cross section of broad stereotypes, including a blond Beverly Hills bimbo, a Hispanic yard worker, a gung-ho action hero and a middle-class white kid.

Although the game will not use celebrity talent, McGee said certain household names provided inspiration for several of the main characters. Among those he cited are Dave Chappelle, Haley Joel Osment, Danny Trejo, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Paris Hilton.

McGee is in talks with publishers for distribution in North America and other territories.