Man, how long has it been since you've thought about Cel Damage? Released as a launch title for the original Xbox in 2001, Cel Damage didn't quite rank in the same league as Halo or Project Gotham, and likely resides in the hazy regions of your brain devoted to remembering games like Mad Dash Racing and Fuzion Frenzy.

Toronto-based developer Finish Line Games bets that a number of players have fond memories of trading blows in the classic car-combat game in between Halo matches, announcing that Cel Damage HD is due for release on the PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita.

Cel Damage HD brings its cartoonish brand of cel-shaded, Twisted Metal-like vehicular mayhem to Sony's current crop of consoles with 13 levels and six playable characters. Online multiplayer hasn't been confirmed, but is a likely addition. Cel Damage HD will be available as a Cross-Buy release when it hits the PlayStation Network this spring.

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Independent Developer Finish Line Games to Bring Cel Damage HD to PlayStation® Systems This Spring

Vehicle Combat Game Releasing as a Cross-Buy Title for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita

Toronto – February 27, 2014 – Independent video game developer Finish Line Games announced today that it is bringing the chaotic, cartoon-inspired vehicle combat title, Cel Damage HD, to the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system this spring. As a Cross-Buy title, Cel Damage HD will offer single-purchase, multi-platform support, and once purchased can be downloaded for all systems. Cel Damage HD will be shown in private meetings at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month, but prospective drivers can get more information about the game now by visiting the official site finishlinegames.com/celdamagehd and by liking the game on Facebook www.facebook.com/FinishLineGames.

A renewal of the timeless classic Cel Damage, the "HD" version is a fast-paced vehicle combat game where the world's toughest cartoon drivers get behind the wheel of outlandish cars and battle each other in order to gain fame on the most popular cartoon demolition derby show on TV. With six characters to choose from, combatants smash, shoot and slice enemies into oblivion using an array of destructive armaments for personal glory. With vibrant cel-shaded art, Cel Damage HD transports players into a real-life cartoon environment, and allows them to explore 13 arena-style levels with 10 playable cars and more than 30 weapon power-ups.

"As longtime developers we've always enjoyed games that meld the realm of video games with other, similar forms of entertainment," said Daniel Posner, co-founder of Finish Line Games. "With Cel Damage HD, we're bringing back one of our favorite mash-ups of classic vehicle combat games and cartoon animation to give players the distinct experience of playing as if they are in a cartoon. We are excited to see how modern day fans react to this merging of mediums and we're thrilled to be giving players Cross-Buy support to allow them to play on their preferred system."

About Finish Line Games

Finish Line Games is an independent video game studio based in Toronto. Founded in 2013 by a team of veteran game developers, Finish Line Game's mission is to create fast-paced and fun games that appeal to a variety of gamers. The company's first title Cel Damage HD releases in Spring 2014.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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