FlatOut

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This article is about the video game series. For the first video game of the series, see FlatOut (video game).
FlatOut series
Developers Bugbear Entertainment
Team6 Game Studios
Publishers Empire Interactive
Konami
Strategy First
Platforms Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, OS X, Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, Wii
Platform of origin Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
First release FlatOut
November 5, 2004
Latest release FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction
December 13, 2011

FlatOut is a series of demolition derby-style racing games (formerly) developed by Finnish Bugbear Entertainment and (formerly) published by Empire Interactive. The FlatOut series has sold a total of almost 3 million units worldwide.[1] FlatOut: Head On for the PlayStation Portable has sold over 300,000 units. Since 2010, FlatOut games are developed by Dutch Team6 Game Studios, with the first release in 2010 exclusively for the Wii system.[2]

Games[edit]

FlatOut[edit]

Main article: FlatOut

FlatOut was released on November 5, 2004 for Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. Developed by Bugbear Entertainment, FlatOut is the first game in the FlatOut series.

FlatOut 2[edit]

Main article: FlatOut 2

FlatOut 2, as its title would suggest, is the second game in the FlatOut series. Succeeding the first FlatOut game, it released two years after its predecessor on June 30, 2006 for Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. Similar to the first FlatOut, it was developed by Bugbear Entertainment. A version of the game for OS X was released by Virtual Programming on October 3, 2008.

It was eventually remade for the PlayStation Portable in 2008 under the title FlatOut: Head On. A remake for the Xbox 360 was also released in 2008 with the title FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage.

FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage[edit]

FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is the third game in the FlatOut series. Developed by Bugbear Entertainment, it was released on July 22, 2007 for Xbox 360 as 'an enhanced version of FlatOut 2'. A Windows version was eventually released on August 1, 2008.

FlatOut: Head On[edit]

FlatOut: Head On is a mobile remake of the 2006 title, FlatOut 2. Released for the PlayStation Portable in 2008, it was the last title in the FlatOut series to be developed by Bugbear Entertainment.

FlatOut (Wii)[edit]

FlatOut is a racing game released for the Wii in 2010. It was developed by Zoo Games, a subsidiary of indiePub.

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction[edit]

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction was the first FlatOut game released for Windows since 2007's FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage. It released on December 13, 2011 and is also notable for being the first title in the series that was both released for Windows and not developed by Bugbear Entertainment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sales figures (in Finnish)". Kauppalehti. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  2. ^ "FlatOut Wii". Team6 Game Studios. Retrieved 2011-05-07.