Fast & Furious: Showdown pulls into retail May 21

Activision's movie tie-in Fast & Furious: Showdown will hit the retail starting line on May 21 in North America, launching for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC for $39.99; $29.99 on 3DS. Players will see various familiar faces of Fast & Furious films – including upcoming Hitman sequel star Paul Walker – with the game spanning events leading up to this summer's latest movie, Fast & Furious 6.

Switching between roles as driver, gunman, tactician and daredevil, players must accomplish goals across 31 different missions, with co-op support for up to two players. Car customization options and an objective-based Challenge mode with online leaderboards will also be included in the package.%Gallery-184875%

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Hey Fast & Furious Fans,

The explosively popular franchise built on speed is heading to console, as Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced that they plan to launch Fast & Furious™: Showdown. The game was developed through a license deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, and will be available to players, coinciding with the Fast & Furious 6 theatrical release on May 24, 2013. Fast & Furious: Showdown delivers an adrenaline-packed experience on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo's Wii U™ and 3DS™ systems, and Windows®-PC.

In true Fast & Furious form, players will get behind the wheel of the some of the hottest vehicles and race across epic locations around the globe. Players can team up through two-player co-op, and take part in a collection of high-stakes driving missions. The game provides the ability to switch between key roles from driver, gunman, tactician, to daredevil. Players can also build and modify their dream car with a variety of fantastic upgrades and performance perks. Also included is a Challenge Mode in which players can test their skill at completing over-the-top objectives and an online leaderboard allows racers to compare challenge scores with friends and gamers around the world for ultimate bragging rights.

Fast & Furious: Showdown is expected to be available May 21, 2013 on the Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system, and Wii U™ system for $39.99 and on Nintendo 3DS™ and Windows®-PC for $29.99. The game is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.

About Fast & Furious 6
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian's (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin's empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series.