Freestyle MetalX Ships for Consoles

Freestyle MetalX  Ships for Consoles Freestyle MetalX  Ships for Consoles

Midway Sports Asylum, the action-sports brand of Midway Games, announced that Freestyle MetalX, the first true freestyle motocross game, has shipped for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system with the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube versions to follow.

Riding it hard, fast and anywhere, Freestyle MetalX is a totally unique offering that caters to the action sport and mass-market gamer with diverse, lawless freestyle motocross mayhem. Gamers and motocross fanatics can be sick all over as they experience firsthand the extreme thrills and spills of the first freestyle motocross videogame. Featuring a seemingly unlimited stunt system, expansive worlds, eight levels and multiple sub-games, Freestyle MetalX lets players cancan and rodeo their way through vast environments as they interact with and trick-off everything from swimming pools to skyscrapers. Freestyle MetalX also offers extreme side events where players can earn money in career mode by executing flawless maneuvers such as Bus Jumping, Wall of Death, Longest Wheelie, and more.

Freestyle MetalX brings the extraordinary world of freestyle motocross to the gamer, letting players pull off amazing stunts while riding wherever they want in an entirely free-roaming game environment, said Helene Sheeler, vice president of marketing, Midway. For the first time in a sports game players can ride from one level to the next without experiencing load times.

Freestyle MetalX features nine of the sickest pro riders pulling endless eye-popping tricks in stunning open environments. Pro rider legends include: Clifford The Flyin' Hawaiian Adoptonte, Jeff Tilton, Nate Destroyer Adams, Jeremy Twitch Stenberg, Trevor Vines, Mad Mike Jones, Kris The Rock Rourke, Doug Parsons and Ronnie Kung Fu Faisst.

In addition, Freestyle MetalX is totally customizable, allowing gamers to choose from 16 riders, options of motocross gear and unique bike models to create the ultimate hardcore, bone-breaking freestyle motocross experience. Gamers can create their own motocross arenas with an advanced level editor and take on creative sub-games, like riding off a cliff and turning into a human dart aimed at a giant dartboard.

The game also features special DVD content, which offers a sneak peek into the daredevil lifestyles of real motocross sensations and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Freestyle MetalX. Top metal bands such as Motley Crue, Megadeth, Motorhead, and Twisted Sister also amp up the intensity in the game with hardcore music that will shake the arena.