Namco announced today that Street Racing Syndicate has been approved for manufacturing. One step closer to being on the store shelves, SRS will be available for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, and the Nintendo GameCube.

"Gamers are about to get an insider¹s look at the underground world of street racing," said Rod Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Research and Development for Namco Hometek Inc. ³We¹ve pulled out all the stops to make sure SRS is the most authentic street racing game ever."

SRS comes with 50 officially licensed damageable vehicles, hundreds of after market parts, roaming police cruisers, an in-game dyno that measures actual peak torque and horsepower in real-time and 18 of the import scene¹s hottest female models. Racers can battle head to head via split-screen, System Link, or even take it online and risk the pink slip to their car for the chance to win their rivals cars permanently.

Namco has partnered with top retailers to offer strong pre-order incentives to consumers. Gamers who reserve a copy of SRS from Electronics Boutique, GameStop, GameCrazy and other select retailers will receive SRS trading cards. The packs of limited edition trading cards feature the girls of SRS and one of various Bonus Cards containing unlockable items exclusive to each retailer. Also, for the gamer who is a collector, a limited edition poster is available when a copy of SRS is reserved.