Battle-Racing with Robotic Supertrucks

Anki, the robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) company, is taking its hit battle-racing game Anki OVERDRIVE to the next level with the introduction of robotic Supertrucks.

The new battle rigs, FREEWHEEL and X52, supersize the racing experience with an intimidating frame that's nearly triple the size of other Anki OVERDRIVESupercars, commanding a big presence on the battlefield. Beyond their size, Supertrucks will also introduce powerful new weapons and exciting game modes that will put players' skills to the test.

FREEWHEEL and X52 will go on sale in Canada starting October 3, 2016. These along with the OVERDRIVE starter kit and a number of various track expansion packs will also be available at Indigo, Toys R'Us and Amazon as well as through www.anki.com.

Battle-Racing with Robotic Supertrucks
Anki - consumer robotics company - introduces new Supertrucks to hit OVERDRIVE game (PRNewsFoto/Anki)

The Supertrucks were created by Hollywood car designer Harald Belker, whose graphically bold vision and style for futuristic vehicle design has been seen in films such as Minority Report (2002), TRON: Legacy (2010), and Total Recall (2012). The Supertrucks are bigger, rougher, and more dominating on the track than the current Anki OVERDRIVE Supercars – but that doesn't necessarily mean they will rule the road.  Each Supertruck comes with new weapon options including X52's exclusive "Pulse Ram", which will blast opponents off the track, and FREEWHEEL's "Gravity Trap" that will disable opponents' Supercars, causing them to lose all control. These vehicles are designed to make gameplay more robust and set the stage for the ultimate true test of skill, pitting size and strength against speed and agility.

Aside from commanding Supertrucks in any of Anki OVERDRIVE's open-play game modes, these vehicles come armed with their own exclusive game called, TAKEOVER. Players start each match in their chosen Supercars. Anyone that can break through a Supertruck's defenses will take control of the vehicle to wreak havoc on their opponents until another player disables them and takes command of the big rig.

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