UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif.– Nov. 17, 2009– FORMULA ONE™ fans will rejoice as prestigious grand prix racing arrives stateside into stores with F1 2009 on the Nintendo Wii™ and PSP®. The PSP® edition of F1 2009 will also be available as a download from the PlayStation® Store at launch.
The official game of the 2009 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, F1 2009 features all of the drivers, teams and circuits from the thrilling 2009 season. This will be the first time that drivers such as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have appeared in a FORMULA ONE game. F1 2009 will also be the first game to include the 2009 FIA FORMULA ONE CONSTRUCTORS’ WORLD CHAMPIONS BRAWN GP as well as new circuits such as the Singapore night race and the stunning Yas Marina in the United Arab Emirates.
Gamers can fully participate in GRAND PRIX Weekends, including all of the practice, qualifying and race sessions, as well as compete in the full 17 round Championship mode, or take on a three-season Career mode and progress between teams in a battle for the ultimate prize to become the FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION. Gamers can also jump into Quick Races, set fastest laps in Time Trials or test their skills across a variety of mini-games including overtaking a set number of cars, gate challenges and flying laps in Challenge mode.
All of these game modes are also available in both competitive and co-operative multiplayer with the Wii version supporting two player split screen and the PSP version allowing four players to play together via ad-hoc multiplayer sessions. Automatically adjusting to each player’s abilities, the game will suggest driver aids for each racer depending upon their skill level, making F1 2009 accessible to players of all ages and experience.
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