World of Motorsport Unveiled as Codemasters® Reveals First Race Driver: GRID™ Gameplay Trailer

Thursday 20th March/... A new world of motorsport is brought to life as Codemasters® reveals the first gameplay video for Race Driver: GRID™; the video is now showing online at www.racedrivergrid.com.

Featuring aggressive wheel-to-wheel racing, spectacular crashes and a taster of the jaw-dropping damage engine, the unmissable trailer showcases Race Driver: GRID as the game that will make racing exciting again. With footage captured from the dramatic in-car view and powerful replay camera, the stunning new video shows the game’s broad range of race events, breath-taking cars and striking locations.

In Europe, touring cars jostle for position at Spa, the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR races in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours race at dusk and the Aston Martin DBR9 charges around the historic city-centre of Milan.

In Japan, gamers catch their first glimpse of Race Driver: GRID ’s open-wheel racing series as Formula 3 cars battle around the new Otakuma circuit. At Yokohama docks, the Nissan Silvia and Subaru Impreza demonstrate the awesome exhilaration of drift and night-racing is revealed as the RE Amemiya RX-7 takes on the neon-lit streets of Shibuya in Tokyo.

Finally in the United States, the Dodge Viper roars through the iconic streets of San Francisco, Plymouth Barracudas and Chevrolet Camaros battle for supremacy in Washington and Jupiter Eagleray Mk5s smash their way through the chaos and carnage of the destruction derby in Detroit.

From its huge, challenging career mode to thrilling, incident-packed online races featuring up to 12 players, Race Driver: GRID will deliver an unparalleled competitive experience when it launches early summer for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Games for Windows®, and Nintendo DS™. For the full video, new screens, wallpapers and to sign up to the official Race Driver: GRID newsletter visit the new site at www.racedrivergrid.com.

Download the trailer direct from: http://www.gamespress.com/pics.asp?c=%02%A01%80%3C

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