Originally slated to arrive in 2007, the oft-delayed open-world effort was co-produced by "action-film megastar" Diesel, with his production company, Tigon Studios, said to have worked on the game "in close partnership" with Midway Newcastle.
Both Tigon and Midway expect an eventual feature film, with a script in development.
"This is not just another run-of-the-mill, licensed Hollywood knock-off," asserted Midway CEO Matt Booty. "Wheelman features revolutionary new game design mechanics like cinematic super moves and vehicular combat. Once you experience Wheelman's Vehicle Melee, you'll never want to play another driving game without it!"