THQ has released the first screenshots from their upcoming new racer, BAJA, due in stores this August on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
These small BAJA screens were snapped from the in-game engine, showing off some of the buggies and dusty environments players will find themselves racing around. It’s hard not to draw comparisons to MotorStorm on PS3, but we’ll give THQ the benefit of the doubt that BAJA can, and will, deliver something fresh.
In BAJA, players will build and then race the ultimate off-road machine over 100 square miles of terrain. Over 40 vehicles will be included from 8 classes including Trophy Trucks, 4x4s and buggies.
Race types will include near-vertical Hill Climb challenges, head-to-head Open Class races, circuit races and the ultimate off-road endurance challenge: the Baja. Races can last up to 4 hours, requiring a good deal of finger stamina to come out on top.
BAJA’s multiplayer options include four-player split screen multi-player capability, 12-player online and LAN as well as multiple-screen panoramic view.