Burger King Thinks Outside the Xbox

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The merry mascots of Burger King are finally getting their game faces on. Confirming the news originally leaked in April, the fast food chain has officially announced a trio of Xbox and Xbox 360 video games—Pocketbike Racer, Big Bumpin' and Sneak King—starring BK icons like the King, the Subservient Chicken, Whopper Jr. and Brooke Burke. Agency Crispin, Porter + Bogusky worked with game developer Blitz to bring the characters to pixelated life, and as previously reported, the games will be available at Burger King restaurants from November 19 through December 24 for $3.99 with the purchase of a value meal. "We really were involved from step one," says Crispin creative director Rob Reilly. "These are the kinds of projects that are the most exciting, where you're pushing new ground. The games are great. They're real Xbox games with some nice gameplay—they just happen to star the King and Brooke Burke."

Pocketbike Racer
Pocketbike Racer
Gamers with a need for speed will find all the usual racing game features in Pocketbike Racer, including vehicle customization (appropriately dubbed "Have It Your Way"), a choice of challenging tracks (five in total, including a BK parking lot and the whimsical environs of the Fantasy Ranch), and multiplayer support (both split-screen four-player and eight-player melee via Xbox Live). Those who crave a little more contact in their competitive gaming can try their hand at Big Bumpin', which pits the various BK cast members in a no-holds-barred bumper car battle, theme park style—with a few burger-themed hazards thrown in for good measure. And for fans of the stealth action genre, Sneak King replaces the silent back-stabbing in all those Tom Clancy espionage games with a much less violent M.O.—earn points by hiding in various environments and sneaking up on hungry pedestrians with an unexpected BK meal.
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