Customization is a big part of any sports or racing game, but it usually doesn't involve personal avatar customization.
Then again, few – if any – racers put the rich, lavish lifestyle in the limelight the way Test Drive Unlimited 2 will. This may appeal to those who want a blend of The Sims and driving the fastest, hottest cars on earth; the information comes from a new press release and trailer. Both were sort of mocked over at Jalopnik , and we're interested to hear your reaction. Here's the video…yes, you can purchase clothes:
Now, here are the details from the press release:
"Your avatar is your personalized representative in the world of Test Drive Unlimited 2. Whether you're shopping in a car dealership, getting ready to race, or another player out at a red light, your avatar will show off your style, attitude and accomplishments in-game. There are many ways to customize your avatar's look, including clothing, haircuts, and cosmetic surgery.
At the Cosmetic Clinic, you can modify all aspects of your avatar's face, including shape and size of your eyes, ears, nose and mouth, skin color, shape of head and facial bone structure and more. Tired of your current look? Check out the Hairdresser for a new cut, tint, eyebrow pluck, shape, and more. Visit clothing shops to pick up the outfits and accessories to make your driver stand out, every clothing shop carries its own line of clothes. You won't know until you go shopping exactly what you'll find at a particular store."
Yep, there's cosmetic surgery. Well, it certainly fits the atmosphere, doesn't it? The question is, will this social element act as an intriguing complement to a robust racing game, or will the racing take a back seat…? We're hoping it's the former scenario.
Related Game(s): Test Drive Unlimited 2