Thursday 4th March/... A premium Platinum edition of the BAFTA Award winning Race Driver: GRID™ will launch in PAL territories on March 11th and March 12th in the UK for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system priced at£24.99. Entitled Race Driver: GRID™ Reloaded, the release will add extra content to the aggressive wheel-to-wheel racing experience by including codes in the box that will provide players with over£10 worth of new downloadable content (DLC).
Race Driver: GRID is the critically acclaimed, million-plus selling racer that made racing exciting again. Packed with the most powerful race cars– new and classic, circuit and drift– players travel three continents competing in circuit, road and urban street events. Further extending the original, two DLC codes will be included in Race Driver: GRID Reloaded and enable players to download the‘Prestige’ and‘8-ball’ DLC packs, adding 18 cars, new multiplayer modes and a new circuit to the game.
The new Prestige Pack introduces the beautifully realised, legendary Australian Bathurst circuit and 10 of the planet’s most desirable cars, including the Ferrari F430 GTC, Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari F575 GTC. Gamers can also get behind the wheel of the Mercedes SLR McLaren 722, Lotus 2-Eleven, Lamborghini Gallardo GT, Mazda Furai, Jaguar XKR GT3, Honda Integra Type-R (DC5) and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4.
The 8 Ball Pack delivers eight superb high performance new cars to drive in the game’s‘Race Day’ mode and online races. New featured cars include the McLaren F1 GTR, TVR Cerbera Speed 12, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, Honda S2000, Nissan GT-R (S-G2008), VW Nardo, Pontiac Firebird and the Volvo C30. The 8 Ball pack also comes complete with two new multiplayer events to compete in set on existing circuits from across Race Driver: GRID’s three continents and designed to test drivers to their very limit online.
The Prestige Pack will also be available as separate DLC for existing Race Driver: GRID players in PAL territories and North America, and will launch on the PLAYSTATION® Network on 11th of March for£7.99 / $9.99. The 8 Ball Pack is currently available for download on PLAYSTATION Network and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace. All downloadable content requires a copy of Race Driver: GRID to play.
Race Driver: GRID Reloaded launches in PAL territories on March 11th with a UK street date of March 12th for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system priced at£24.99. A Reloaded edition of Race Driver: GRID for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system will also be available and include a DLC code for the 8 Ball Pack. For news, screens and videos floor it over to www.racedrivergridgame.com.
Titled“GRID” in the U.S.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Richard Eddy, Director, Communication
Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
NOTE TO EDITORS:
Race Driver: GRID Reloaded edition is a PAL release only. The Prestige Pack will also be available in PAL and NTSC territories on PLAYSTATION® network on March 11th. The 8 Ball Pack is currently available on PLAYSTATION® network and Xbox LIVE® Markeplace. All DLC requires a copy of Race Driver: GRID to play.
ABOUT RACE DRIVER: GRID™
Race Driver: GRID is all about the race. Every moment from the adrenalin rush at the start lights to the elation at the chequered flag– the tension, pressure, noise, and action. Featuring only the most powerful race cars– current and classic, circuit and drift– players will compete to conquer the most prestigious official race tracks and championships and then go beyond to compete in challenging city-based competitions, through to road events and urban street races.
In Europe, race prestige marques on the greatest official race circuits. Enter street competitions and race high-performance V8 muscle cars through iconic U.S. cities including San Francisco, Washington DC and Detroit. In the Far East, Japanese racing culture sets the tone where night races, including Drift racing, take drivers through neon illuminated cities and to outlying mountain roads. As the antithesis of the box-ticking, race game, Race Driver: GRID delivers races crammed with action and incident to create the most intense, the most aggressive and the most engrossing racing game for years. Whereas other titles may have lost sight that racing is the main event, in Race Driver: GRID everything builds up to creating an unparalleled race experience.
To be titled“Race Driver: GRiD” in all territories outside of the U.S. where the game will be published as‘GRID’.
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