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Price: $36.90
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Item Number: BLJM-55002
Publisher: Genki
Jan/UPC Code: 4994934000037

Update: July 25, 2008
«©NCSX» Fans of Initial D may also be aware of a similar street racing serial which has enjoyed similar success in the video game market as well as the worlds of animation and manga. Wangan Midnightfollows the story of street racers who test their mettle on the Tokyo Shuto Expressway. Contrary to the twisting mountain roads found in the Initial D games which are perfect for drifting, the roads in Wangan Midnight are generally straight stretches that can accommodate a lot of traffic. The main character is a lad named Akio Asakura who finds a Fairlady S30Z in a junkyard and uses it to become a racing legend.

The PS3 release of Wangan Midnight is a conversion of the Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune arcade game that was originally released in 2004. Players race on 1080p powered courses that look stunning as they blow past at high relative speed. Genki adds a new "Maximum Speed" mode where players race against a rival on a selected course.

NCS Story Primer
» In the Wangan Midnight manga serial, Akio Asakura's in his Fairlady Z31 with three friends when he spots the legendary "Blackbird" which is a turbo-charged Porsche driven by Tatsua Shima. Akio tries to catch up to the Porsche but Tatsuya speeds up and leaves Akio in the dust. Akio is humiliated but is later comforted by a mechanic who suggests that he visit Kuro's junkyard to salvage parts from a wrecked Z31. Instead of attending school, Akio goes hunting for parts to boost his Fairlady Z31. While spelunking in the junkyard, he spots a first generation Fairlady S30Z that's in fairly good shape. Sure, it's missing the front wheels but the engine's a twin turbo and the innards are fine. Strange coincidences goad Akio to buy the S30Z. From humble beginnings, Akio's legend begins.

View the back cover and screenshots on the main NCSX website.

Relevant Links
» Initial D: Extreme Stage
» Kaido Battle 2: Chain Reaction
» Ridge Racer 7

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