It's a 2D game, using 3D sprite graphics, very simlar to what was done in Diablo II. Right now, it's looking like either a Q4 2002 release or a Q1 2003 release. I'll be sure to let you all know so you can rush out and grab a copy. It's a cheap game, projecting to sale for something like $15-20 USD (don't know why the price is in USD since it won't be sold in US.... oh well. You do the math. :P)
The game is being developed by LaFond Entertainment, based in Florida, USA. Here's a link to their website: www.lafondent.com.
I contracted with them as a Character Artist. I created the bike racer models and textured them with different variants for the different riders. While the game is sponsored by an authentic pro rider, the style that was decided to be used was a cartoony/caricature style.
Anyway, here are a couple pics:
http://www.mtmckinley.net/bikegroup.jpg <--very large
Comments are welcome. Some pics of the wireframe, etc. can be found at my site. Link in sig.