Autumn Games Reveals the First Character Download for Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grab your tuxedo and join Jimmy Fallon in his spy car as he battles five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson in the over-the-top kart-racer Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine from Autumn Games, a premier publisher of interactive entertainment, and game developer Isopod Labs. “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon will be the first downloadable content (DLC) character in Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine, which launches next week as boxed product for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, followed by a Wii release in November. Fallon’s character was revealed when he and Johnson played the game on “Late Night,” which aired on NBC Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 12:35 a.m. A clip of Jimmie Johnson’s appearance is available here: http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/blogs/2011/10/jimmie-johnson-can-race-anything-with-an-engine.
“Jimmie’s goal from the start was to create a fun and creative racing experience, where players could race anything – from bathtubs to barstools”
“One of the motivations behind making this game was to have fun with my friends,” said Jimmie Johnson. “I have been on Jimmy’s show a few times and we have raced against each other. The last time he beat me, so having him in the game as the first downloadable character was the perfect way to step up our racing rivalry and to invite our fans in on the fun.”
Fallon’s character and vehicle will be available later this year on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the Jimmy Fallon DLC character will go to the American Red Cross, the nation’s premier emergency response organization.
“Jimmie’s goal from the start was to create a fun and creative racing experience, where players could race anything – from bathtubs to barstools,” said Jason Donnell, president and COO, Autumn Games. “Given the game’s focus on fun and personality, we couldn’t think of a better creative partner for the first DLC character than Jimmy Fallon. We’ve had a blast working with him and his team on his character. It has been doubly rewarding for us to have the opportunity to not only give fans great new content so soon after launch, but to also give them the chance to support such an impactful organization as the Red Cross.”
Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine allows players to race in vehicles created from the most unlikely of everyday objects – from dumpsters to lawnmowers – fulfilling Jimmie’s “Anything with an engine!” motto. Lead-footed drivers will engage in elimination-style circuits across progressively challenging tracks, complete with pyrotechnics-laden theatrical sets strewn with wicked hazards, traps and jumps. The game features up to eight-player online multiplayer action on supported consoles, including ranked and private races, and up to four players in split-screen multiplayer as they battle for first place across the couch, around the globe, or both.
Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine is available beginning next week, at retailers including Amazon, GameStop, Toys R Us and Walmart.
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Qualified press can download assets for Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine, including screenshots featuring Jimmy Fallon’s character, on GamesPress now by visiting: http://gamespress.com/product.asp?c=.\%2C%2B%3F. If you do not have access to GamesPress, please let us know and we’ll find another way to get you assets.
About Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier digital publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media through long-term partnerships with a number of the most respected game studios in the industry. Autumn Games’ mission is to support these creative teams in their efforts to make cutting-edge, culturally impactful entertainment for the exploding array of connected digital devices. For more information, please visit www.autumngames.com
About Isopod Labs
Founded in 2007, Isopod Labs is a videogame development studio aiming to deliver innovative titles for online downloads and traditional distribution channels. The Isopod Labs crew is comprised of industry veterans with a solid track record delivering best-selling titles as a team. Formerly with Disney, Sega, Dreamworks, Luxoflux (their former company) and Activision, the three managing partners represent 60 plus man-years of experience in engineering, game design, IP development, and studio management. Along with its initial slate of products, the company has been developing a proprietary cross-platform engine and asset workflow to facilitate rapid prototyping and quick-to-market delivery of its future titles. Isopod Labs is located in west Los Angeles, and is working on two new titles with publisher Autumn Games. For more information, please visit www.isopodlabs.net.
About “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
In March 2009, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” made its broadcast debut with Fallon as the third host of the NBC comedy-talk franchise. The show serves as a platform for comedy, music and A-list talent out of NBC’s Rockefeller Center Studio 6B. The show continually garners attention for viral videos, audience games, and prominent guests. Fallon’s choice of house-band, The Roots, has been universally praised.
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is produced by Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer. Michael Shoemaker produces. Gavin Purcell co-produces. For more Late Night, please visit http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/.
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