NEWSBLAST Wednesday 10 th July (10am GMT ) – Today Codemasters® announced that the Drift Pack, new downloadable content for GRID 2™ , is available now for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft for 480 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and Windows PC for £3.99 / $5.99 / €4.99 from Steam and for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for £3.99 / $5.99 / €4.99.
Codemasters also announced today that the GRID 2 RaceNet app is available for free for iOS devices from iTunes. RaceNet – the free online community hub for Codemasters Racing games – allows players to track personal, community and friends’ GRID 2 stats and is the beating heart of the game’s extensive multiplayer component, serving up new challenges and objectives every week. Since GRID 2 ’s launch, players with RaceNet accounts have drifted for over 700,000 miles and entered 2 million drift events. The new GRID 2 RaceNet app allows players to check out their progress in game and track their Rivals, Global Challenges, Followers, Objectives and more. An Android version of the app is coming soon.
To mark the release of the Drift Pack, Codemasters has released a new video showing cars from the Drift Pack attacking corners and getting sideways in three of the game’s locations, from hairpins in the hills surrounding Hong Kong and dangerous mountain roads in Okutama, Japan to the famous home of American motorsport, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The trailer is now playing at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW41iuK3fMA
The Drift Pack includes four special edition cars available to race in GRID 2 ’s single player, split-screen and multiplayer modes. Each new vehicle has been piloted by icons of the sport and has been customised for optimum performance by some of the world’s leading Drift teams to deliver a stunning racing experience across GRID 2 ’s game modes.
The Drift Pack includes:
· Daijiro Yoshihara Nissan 240sx (s13) – This 650bhp Nissan was raced to victory in the 2011 Formula Drift Championship by Daijiro ‘Dai’ Yoshihara.
· Team Orange Mitsubishi Evo x – Converted from 4WD to FWD and weighing just 1290kg, its 2.3 litre engine with JUN AUTO custom kits pumps out 570 bhp and has been driven by Nobushige Kumakubo, General Manager of Ebisu Circuit.
· Chevrolet "Tyler McQuarrie" Camaro – Powered by a COPO LS-7 V8 which produces 750bhp, this was raced in Formula D by American Tyler McQuarrie.
· NOS Energy Nissan 370Z (Z34) – This drift machine weighs just 1297kg and is powered by a Nissan V8 VK56 Titan engine as driven by Chris Forsberg, one of the most successful drivers in Formula Drift history.
GRID 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™ , which challenges players to be fast, be first and be famous. Players must perform on licensed circuits, open-roads and city streets to become the rising star of World Series Racing, a new globe-trotting racing league which brings together the greatest cars, drivers and events in the search for a new motorsport icon. Expanding the game is an extensive multiplayer component, powered by RaceNet, which offers players new Rivals and challenges to complete every week.
GRID 2 is available now for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.