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Joe Danger is one of the finalists with the highest production value and polish – and for good reason. Developer Hello Games was founded by employees who left behind studios such as Criterion, Sumo, Kuju, EA and Climax in order to satiate their desire for more creative freedom.

A lighthearted arcade stunt racer, Hello Games has set out to “recreate the childish joy of the first time you took a toy motorbike, doused it in lighter fluid, lit it, and launched it at high speed over your carefully constructed ramp out a second story window, while all the kids in the neighborhood cheered below.” Who could forget that feeling?

As for stuntman Joe Danger, his goal is simple – to impress fans and break records. With a massive library of tricks to draw from, Danger will bunny hop, wheelie, and flip his way to the finish line, chaining together colossal combos along the way. Timing is of the utmost importance if players want to land tricks and be rewarded with a speed boost. Trophies are distributed based on player performance, pushing you to take advantage of every tick of the clock, every second of air, and every environmental aid to nab that impossibly high score.

Looking to add longevity to the title, Hello Games opted to include an edit mode, minigames, multiplayer races and the ability to customize your ride.

From what we’ve seen, Joe Danger is shaping up to be lengthy, silly, and above all, fun.

(You can check out Game Trailer's exclusive Joe Danger trailer here.)

[Additional Game Details]
Platform: TBA Release: Spring 2010 Price: TBA Website: Link