Friday 16th January/...Set to get gamers pumped this spring, Codemasters® today released the CGI trailer for FUEL ™ , Asobo Studios’ epic-scale open-terrain multi-vehicle racer. Showcasing FUEL ’s stunning environments and created using in-game models and vehicle handling physics, the CGI video is now available to view and download from www.fuel-game.com.
The video introduces FUEL ’s immense landscape and astonishing no-boundaries playfield that, at 5,000 square miles (14,000+ km²) in size, delivers the world’s largest racing environment. With ultra-competitive races at break-neck speed and huge jumps, the trailer’s dramatic race captures the spirit of FUEL perfectly. The video also previews the game’s extreme weather effects, including violent twisters that tear across the landscape.
FUEL is set in an alternate present where the catastrophic effects of global warming have driven the population from great swathes of the United States. Now, these ravaged wastelands play host to a new breed of racers as they compete in heart-pounding, no-holds-barred races. Bringing the vast, varied and open-ended landscape to life is a full day and night cycle and a dynamic weather system. Snow, rain, destructive tornados, sandstorms, thunderstorms, lightning strikes, and blizzards– players will need to react quickly and adapt racing strategies in the blink of an eye to cope with everything the world of FUEL throws at them.
It’s every man for himself as these adrenaline junkies go head to head with each other and Mother Nature in this beautiful, yet perilous, environment. Trucks, buggies, quads, muscle cars, scramble bikes, road bikes and more participate in hundreds of on and off-road events across the game world’s 100,000 miles of tarmac, tracks and trails.
Complete with the ability to explore this massive world in free-roam, or go online and compete in hundreds of multiplayer challenges, FUEL is coming Q2 2009 for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and Games For Windows® LIVE. To fill up with FUEL and download the trailer video, visit www.fuel-game.com.
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