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Days of Thunder cruising onto XBLA

Arcade racer tie-in for daft '90s car flick.

Two decades after the movie of the same name inflicted a collective migraine on moviegoers the world over, a Days of Thunder tie-in is heading exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade.

Days of Thunder: Arcade is being developed by Medal of Honor 2: Heroes studio Piranha Games.

The game will include support for 12-player online racing, a variety of different game modes and Michael Rooker will return to voice the character of Rowdy Burns. No Cruise though - he's washing his hair.

"Why?" you're no doubt asking. Paramount Digital Entertainment's John Kavanagh explained, "This year marks the 20th anniversary of Days of Thunder, and the film continues to be one of the most popular racing movies of all time."

"What better way to celebrate the film's enduring impact on racing in popular culture than by putting its iconic drivers, Cole Trickle, Rowdy Burns, and Russ Wheeler behind the wheel again in Days of Thunder: Arcade."

Indeed. The game is scheduled to launch some time this winter.

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