Codemasters®and NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Europe S.A.S. announce today thatboth F1 2012 and F1 RACE STARS will be playable at GamesCom 2012 in Cologne, Germany from August 15 th to 19 th

NAMCO BANDAI Games’ stand, located in Hall 9, Stand C11, will host the world’s first hands-on showing of F1 RACE STARS and the reveal of the recently announced ‘Champions Mode’ in F1 2012.

F1 2012™ ( Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, PC)

Release date: September 21 st 2012

In F1 2012 players will feel the unparalleled thrill of becoming a FORMULA ONE™ driver with a host of new features, wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements and extensive competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. Premiering at Gamescom, gamers will be able to experience the all-new ‘Champions Mode’, which sees players taking on each of the six FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONS competing in the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ in individual race scenarios designed for quick play and instant action. A gameplay video, featuring Champions Mode is now available to view at:

F1 Race Stars ( Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, PC)

Release date: November 2012

Get ready to experience FORMULA ONE cars, teams and circuits like never before with F1 Race Stars from Codemasters Racing. Coming this November, F1 RACE STARS is a fast-to-the-fun arcade racing game for all ages featuring the official FORMULA ONE cars, teams and circuits as they’ve never been seen before. Drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have been transformed into personality-packed cartoon heroes bursting with charm and character and stunning FORMULA ONE locations have become exhilarating racing theme parks designed for speed and wheel-to-wheel competition. F1 RACE STARS takes FORMULA ONE over the top for racing fans of all ages.

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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES is the distributor of Codemasters’ titles F1 2012 and F1 RACE STARS in key European territories outside of the UK.


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