Street Racing Syndicate Has Shipped(Aug. 31, 2004) Get ready to trick out your ride and lay it all on the line Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Street Racing Syndicate (SRS), one of the most realistic, high-speed multiplayer street racing games to date, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube. Fast cars. Hot cities. Hotter women. With 50 officially licensed damageable vehicles, hundreds of after market parts, roaming police cruisers, an in-game dyno that measures actual peak torque and horsepower in real-time and 18 of the import scene¹s hottest female models SRS pushes the street racing scene to the limit. "We're in this because we love driving, tuning, and gaming. Simple as that," said Robert Zalot, the producer of SRS. "We know the authentic street racing scene and we wanted to really deliver a game that lived it the cars, the girls, the music, the flavor the life SRS." SRS offers some of today's hottest import rides including the Mitsubishi Evolution VIII, MAZDASPEED RX8, Mazda RX-7 Spirit R, Subaru Impreza S202, Toyota Supra, VW Golf VR6, Nissan 350Z, Nissan Skyline GT-R, and many more! Racers can battle head to head via split-screen, System Link, or even take it online with Xbox Live and risk the pink slip to their car for the chance to win their rivals' cars permanently! Day or night, gamers can tear through live traffic against rival racers in actual locations based on L.A., Miami and Philly, or explore miles of open city streets between tuning and racing! Eighteen of the hottest models in the import scene grace the levels of SRS including Sasha Singleton, Francine Dee, Tila Nguyen, Courtney Day, Angelica Bridges, Flo Jalin and more. Accept Angelica¹s challenge and you'll find yourself trying to keep up with the one of the fastest Celica¹s on the planet, or take on Sasha¹s challenge and gain some respect points by blowing the competition away and getting to the finish line first. Win a challenge and the girls will not only see you in a whole new light, but you¹ll unlock their special videos and they may even ride with you to the race. SRS driving and tuning realism has even been embraced by the automotive scene, with Import Tuner magazine recently saying, "This game has become absolutely amazing. Simply put, it will trounce its competition." SRS is rated T for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information about the game check out the SRS web site at www.srsgame.com.