Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast and Furious Edition launched

Anki Overdrive Fast and FuriousAnki, the robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.) company, have something new to add to their Overdrive line – and it’s Fast & Furious!

Following the introduction of Supertrucks last year, Anki today announced a new special edition.

Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition

The Fast & Furious Edition will merge the most thrilling elements of the hit robotic battle-racing game with the adrenaline-fueled world of Fast & Furious.

It will be available for pre-order starting May 16th and will hit store shelves in September 2017.

Boris Sofman, CEO & Co-founder, Anki said:

We’ve been searching for the right brand partnership to elevate our robotic battle-racing experience to the next level of entertainment, and what better fit than one of the most widely recognised action franchises in the world. Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition delivers the ultimate adrenaline rush to millions of Fast & Furious fans, merging the films’ cars and characters with videogame elements, physical play, and robotics.”

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Dom and Hobbs

This special edition features two highly detailed robotic Supercars. As you would expect, these are based on the high-octane vehicles favoured by the characters in the films: Dom’s Ice Charger and Hobbs’ MXT.

Each Supercar is armed with unique weapons, upgrades, sound effects, and controls.

Anki OVERDRIVE Fast & Furious Edition Box ArtWithin the game, players will battle alongside and against mainstay characters from the films. Your road crew includes Dom, Hobbs, Letty, and Tej.

Epic movie moments will come to life as players battle the Toretto crew, or race against friends and family members.

Additionally, there’s an exclusive Fast & Furious track piece, that brings even more excitement from the movies into your game.

Drive through the Power Zone and trigger a massive blast that disables nearby opponents.

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Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition includes

  • 2 Supercars favoured by the characters in the films – Dom’s Ice Charger and Hobbs’ MXT
  • 3 Straight Track Pieces
  • 6 90? Curve Track Pieces
  • 1 Power Zone Piece
  • 2 Riser Pieces
  • 12 Guardrail Pieces
  • 4-Car Charging Platform
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Tyre Cleaning Pad

Anki OVERDRIVE Fast & Furious Edition KeyartManuel Torres Port, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Consumer Products, Universal Brand Development commented:

Anki is at the forefront of robotics and artificial intelligence, and our collaboration for Fast & Furious will bring an all-new level of interactivity to the franchise. Anki OVERDRIVE’s revolutionary technology delivers a battle-race experience like no other, and we’re incredibly excited to introduce Fast & Furious fans to gameplay that delivers what they love and connect with most from the films – the characters, cars, and action.”

Price and availability

Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition will retail for £169.99 at launch.

It will be compatible with the Anki OVERDRIVE product ecosystem including Anki OVERDRIVE cars and tracks.

The game will require a separate, free, special app, and compatible device.