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Midnight Club series
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Developer(s) Rockstar San Diego (formerly Angel Studios),
Rockstar London
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, Game Boy Advance, Windows
Genre(s) Action, Racing

Midnight Club is a series of racing video games developed by Rockstar San Diego (formerly Angel Studios), and published by Rockstar Games. The games are similar to the Midtown Madness series previously developed by Angel Studios, focusing on competitive street racing in open world urban environments. Midnight Club, however, has a greater emphasis on the import scene than Midtown Madness.

As of March 26 2008, the series (the first 3 games at the time) has sold more than 12 million copies according to Take-Two Interactive.[1]

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Midnight Club: Street Racing

Midnight Club: Street Racing is the first installment of the Midnight Club series, developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) and published by Rockstar Games. The game was released July 9, 2000 as a launch title for the PlayStation 2, and April 22, 2002 for the Game Boy Advance. Players race through the cities of New York and London, beginning with a lowly New York taxicab. Through a series of races, each with different goals, they defeat other racers and win faster and more expensive vehicles.

Midnight Club II

Midnight Club II is the first sequel to Midnight Club: Street Racing, published for the PlayStation 2 in September 2002, Xbox, and Windows in June 2003. Players race through Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo. For the second installment, motorcycles were added to the game, and more detail was added to ensure that the game's cars bore a higher likeness to their real-life inspirations. The game also features an online multiplayer component. The vehicles in Midnight Club II are fictional, but all resemble real life vehicles (such as the Victory, which resembles an Aston Martin Vanquish, the Jersey XS, which resembles a Dodge Viper, and the Veloci, which resembles a Saleen S7).

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games, is the third game in the Midnight Club series. It is also the first game in the series to feature licensed vehicles and allow players to customize their cars and bikes with performance and visual upgrades. It was released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on January 12, 2005, and later ported to the PlayStation Portable in June of that same year. The three cities featured are San Diego, Atlanta, and Detroit. The name derived from a partnership between Rockstar and DUB Magazine, which features heavily in the game in the form of DUB-sponsored races and DUB-customized vehicles as prizes. The PSP version of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is the best selling racing game of all time on the PSP.

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix is a re-released version of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, released in 2006. It is available as a Greatest Hits release on PlayStation 2 and a Platinum Hits release on Xbox. The game features all of the cities, vehicles, and music from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, along with 24 new vehicles, a fourth city (Tokyo), new licensed music, new races, battle maps and online gameplay.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Midnight Club: Los Angeles is the 2008 addition to the Midnight Club lineup. It was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 21, 2008 in North America and October 24, 2008 in Europe. As the name suggests, the game is based in Los Angeles, featuring Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Ventura Valley, Downtown LA, and most recently South Central.Plus, they used real street maps in the game. The game features online play and downloadable content. Licensed cars and bikes will return, including new models and brands such as Ford and Mazda, which were absent in Midnight Club 3.

Name origin

The two kanji letters that act as a subtitle, 湾岸, are translated as wangan, meaning "bayshore". This was taken from the name of the Tokyo to Yokohama route of the Shuto Expressway. The game was said to be named after the real life hashiriya gang, known as the Mid Night Club, who used the same route on a regular basis.[citation needed]

The name could also be confused with Wangan Midnight, a Japanese manga series which has been adapted into several arcade games (see Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune). It has also recently become an anime series. Wangan Midnight is often written as "湾岸 Midnight".

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Midnight Club
Developer(s) Rockstar San Diego
Publisher(s) Rockstar Games
Years active October 25, 2000October 21, 2008
Genre(s) Racing
System(s) Various

Midnight Club is a series of racing games developed by Rockstar San Diego (formerly Angel Studios). Rockstar San Diego also developed Midtown Madness and Midtown Madness 2, which are deemed strikingly similar to the Midnight Club series, by having the same free roam racing format within metropolitan areas, and similar vehicle behavior and design.

The game focuses on competitive street racing and the import scene. Fictional cars were used in Midnight Club: Street Racing and Midnight Club II, as few car manufacturers wanted to be associated with illegal street racing, and Rockstar wanted realistic car damage to be seen when racing in the game.

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Games

Midnight Club: Street Racing

Midnight Club: Street Racing is the first in the series, developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) and published by Rockstar Games. The game is available for the PlayStation 2 and Game Boy Advance platforms, the former being a launch title for the platform. Players race through London and New York cities. The player begins with a relatively unmodified and slow vehicle. Through a series of races, each with different goals, they defeat other racers and win faster and more expensive vehicles.

Midnight Club II

Midnight Club II is the first sequel to Midnight Club: Street Racing, published for the Xbox, PC, and PlayStation 2. Players race through recreations of the cities of Los Angeles, Paris, and Tokyo. For the second installment, more realistic detail was added to ensure a higher likeness to the models of the real things. The game also features an online multiplayer component.

Dry, hilly suburbs and congested interstates can be found throughout Los Angeles, and just like Midnight Club: Street Racing, the city contains many landmarks, as well as numerous shortcuts and jumps. Paris is the home to cobblestone alleyways, monumental roundabouts, and the Paris Catacombs. Tokyo is a city of neon-glittering avenues and tight alleyways, and contains an equal array of tourist sights and attractions.

The vehicles in Midnight Club II all resemble real life vehicles, such as the Victory, which resembles an Aston Martin Vanquish, the Jersey XS, which resembles a Dodge Viper, and the Veloci, which resembles a Saleen S7.

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games, is the third game in the Midnight Club series. The name derived from a partnership between Rockstar and DUB Magazine, which features heavily in the game in the form of DUB-sponsored races and DUB-customized vehicles as prizes.

Players race through San Diego, Atlanta, and Detroit. Unlike previous installments, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition features licensed, real life vehicles.

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix is a re-released version of Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. It is available as a Greatest Hits release on PlayStation 2 and a Platinum Hits release on Xbox.

The game features all of the cities, vehicles, and music from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. The following features were added in the re-release; 24 new vehicles, Tokyo, as a new city, new licensed music, new races, battle maps and online gameplay.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Midnight Club: Los Angeles is the 2008 addition to the Midnight Club lineup. It will first be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as confirmed by a press release from Take Two Interactive. As the name suggests, the game will be based in Los Angeles although which parts of the city are not confirmed. Xbox Live playability and downloadable content is expected. It is known that Rockstar will be using real-life cars for the game.

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