THQ Announces ‘BAJA’ Coming to PS3, Xbox 360 in August

THQ has announced a new off-road racing franchise, BAJA, is currently in development by 2XL Games, home to the founding members of the MX vs. ATV racing series.

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.

BAJA is expected in stores this August for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

“As the long-standing off-road racing leader, THQ is thrilled to bring something completely new to the off-road racing genre,” said Richard Browne, vice president of product development, THQ. “With the level of detail in each vehicle, the vast open vistas and the most realistic off-road physics to date, BAJA will provide an unparalleled racing experience.”

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