If you haven’t seen it before, Anki Overdrive is this RC racing game that pits you against Artificially Intelligent supercars in a brutal game of speed and strategy. And starting this fall, the gameplay is about to get even more furious. Anki is introducing a special edition set that brings the Fast & Furious crew into the world of Anki Overdrive. You’ll be able to drive Dom’s Ice Charger or Hobbs’ MXT and race against characters from the films. Plus, you can build the excitement into your track with a new exclusive piece.
In a move that CEO & Co-founder of Anki, Boris Sofman describes as “elevating our robotic battle-racing experience to the next level of entertainment,” Anki has teamed up with Universal Brand Development to create an official Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition. The set will include two new highly-detailed and very robust-looking supercars: Dom’s Ice Charger and Hobbs’ MXT. The new companion app will let you battle with and against key characters from the films including Dom, Hobbs, Letty, and Tej.
This will be the first time that Anki has tackled characters that people know so well. It should be interesting to see if they will build the AI differently to emulate the characters and their cars they represent or if it will amount to putting a popular skin over characters that already exist in Anki Overdrive. The track itself will be getting an exclusive “Power Zone” that will allow drivers to unleash a blast that disables nearby opponents.
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition will be a stand-alone game. All you need is a compatible mobile device to control your car. Plus, setup is pretty easy just open the box and build the track in seconds. The custom app handles everything else, from getting you connected to teaching you the game. Pick up and start playing!
FAST AND FURIOUS EDITION INCLUDES:
- 1 Dom’s Ice Charger
- 1 Hobbs’ MXT
- 3 straight track pieces
- 1 exclusive Power Zone track piece
- 6 90º curved track pieces
- 12 guardrails
- 2 riser pieces
- 1 4-car charging platform
- 1 tire cleaner
Each player must have a compatible iOS or Android Device. Wifi is required when using both iOS and Android devices.
Anki Overdrive’s revolutionary technology delivers a battle-race experience like no other, and we’re incredibly excited to introduce Fast & Furious fans to gameplay that delivers what they love and connect with most from the films — the characters, cars, and action.
The Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition will sell for $169 and be available for pre-order on May 19 directly from Anki. The game itself will ship in September and will be completely compatible with other sets.