Xbox and Universal Partnerships & Licensing Partner to Create "Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious"

Xbox and Universal Partnerships & Licensing Partner to Create
 Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious

Stand-alone Expansion Includes New Cars from Universal Pictures’ Furious 7,
in theaters April 3, 2015

Singapore, 10 March 2015 - Xbox and Universal Partnerships & Licensing announced an unprecedented partnership to bring a unique, stand-alone expansion to millions of Xbox fans worldwide.

For the first time, the thrilling driving and amazing cars of Forza, the highest-rated racing series of the past 10 years, are combining with the blockbuster Fast & Furious film franchise to create an original adventure filled with high-speed automotive action in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.

Launching on March 27, 2015Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious is a stand-alone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One and Xbox 360.  The all-new expansion will put players behind the wheel of iconic vehicles from the Fast & Furious film series, including exciting new cars appearing in Universal Pictures’ Furious 7, in theaters April 3.  Players do not need to have purchased or played Forza Horizon 2 in order to download and enjoy the open-world adventure.

“Forza is synonymous with racing and fun, so it’s only natural for us to work with one of the most celebrated automotive entertainment franchises in the world,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox.  “This is a great way to bring Forza players into the world ofFast & Furious, and in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, every fan will get a chance to go wheels-first into the exciting action of the Fast & Furious franchise.”

To celebrate the launch of Furious 7, this stand-alone expansion will be available at no charge for a limited two-week period.  Beginning on March 27 and continuing through April 10, 2015, players can download the expansion on Xbox One or Xbox 360 at no charge.  AfterApril 10, the expansion will cost $10, but players who downloaded it for free during the two-week window can continue to play without restriction.

Furious 7 is the latest installment in our enormously successful franchise, and partnering with the world-class team at Turn 10 Studios offered an exceptional opportunity to thank our fans in an exciting way,” said Bill Kispert, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Digital Platforms, Universal Partnerships & Licensing.  “In this adventure, fans will experience the thrill of the Fast & Furious series’ most iconic cars through the amazing gameplay of Forza.  We can’t think of a better combination for gamers and movie fans alike.” 

In Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, players will be recruited by Fast & Furious expert mechanic Tej Parker, voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, to source cars for the Fast & Furious crew’s next big mission.  Players will take part in a series of thrilling car challenges set in the idyllic south of France, challenges inspired by both the Fast & Furious films and Forza’s legendary gameplay.

As players complete game challenges, they will unlock new cars that can be added to their collection and can be driven throughout the open world in free roam play.  Players will also be able to take photos of their favorite cars in Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furiousand share them with fellow Forza players via the official Forza Web site and the Forza Hub app on Xbox One.

See below for a list of some of the special edition vehicles that will be featured in the game:

·         1970 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
·         2012 Nissan GT-R Fast & Furious Edition
·         1998 Toyota Supra Fast & Furious Edition
·         2014 Maserati Ghibli S Fast & Furious Edition
·         1970 Plymouth Road Runner Fast & Furious Edition
·         2015 Dodge Charger R/T Fast & Furious Edition
·         1970 Plymouth Cuda Fast & Furious Edition
·         2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Fast & Furious Edition

Also, don’t forget to check out the exciting Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious teaser trailer out today. 

For more information on Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious and the Forza Motorsport franchise, see www.forzamotorsport.netand download the Forza Hub app, exclusively on Xbox One.

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