Jimmy Fallon used his Late Night show to reveal his playable character in Jimmie Johnson’s Anything With An Engine, the upcoming racing game published by Autumn Games and developed by Isopod Labs.
Fallon’s sophisticated spy alter ego – think Simon Templar in The Saint – and vehicle will be downloadable before the end of the year on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network, with a portion of the related proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
“One of the motivations behind making this game was to have fun with my friends,” said NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson. “I have been on Jimmy’s show a few times and we have raced against each other. The last time he beat me, so having him in the game as the first downloadable character was the perfect way to step up our racing rivalry.”
The game itself, which was announced in Dec. 2010, goes on sale next week as a boxed product for PS3 and Xbox 360, with the Wii version becoming available a couple of weeks later. Fallon and Johnson played the game live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as can be seen in the clip below that originally aired NBC Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the hour following 12:35 a.m.
Jimmie Johnson’s Anything with an Engine allows players to race in vehicles created from the most unlikely of everyday objects – from dumpsters to lawnmowers – on appropriately imaginative courses liberally studded with explosions and other wicked hazards, traps and jumps. The game features up to eight-player online multiplayer action on supported consoles, including ranked and private races, and up to four players in split-screen multiplayer.