Wednesday, October 24th 2012 – 14:00 UK – Today Codemasters® launched the first gameplay trailer for F1 RACE STARS, the fast-to-the-fun arcade racing game featuring official FORMULA ONE cars, teams and circuits as they’ve never been seen before. Set to arrive November 16th and available for pre-order now, the first trailer video is now playing at www.F1RaceStars.com. ;
In the gameplay video, the cast of F1 RACE STARS speed through loop-the-loops, soar through the sky making huge jumps and charge through tunnels whilst collecting and using a range of fun power-ups to boost ahead or slow down their rivals.
From battling for position beneath a neon-lit Ferris wheel in Singapore and dodging a Truckasaurus in the USA, the video reveals how each circuit in the game turns into a fantastical stage of FORMULA ONE fun. Packed with audacious overtaking moves, cheeky taunts and speedy boosts, see the F1 RACE STARS speed through castles, forests and more.
On every straight, hairpin and barrel roll, players will experience F1 RACE STARS’ unique brand of superfast FORMULA ONE racing as they go wheel-to-wheel with all the official FORMULA ONE drivers, transformed into heroic caricatures bursting with personality. In the sprint for the chequered flag, gamers can pick and choose from a range of fantasy and FORMULA ONE themed power-ups, from calling in Wet Weather to slow the pack, deploying DRS to speed past rivals and using a range of sneaky bubbles to trap other drivers! If their car takes damage, gamers can race through the pit lane to get back up to speed, whilst a variety of different routes, boost pads and shortcuts will all slingshot players ahead.
An extensive career mode features three tiers of difficulty and includes both traditional GRAND PRIXTM competitions and a range of objective game modes, including races against the clock, gate challenges and more. Gamers can also dive into free play for a quick blast around their favourite circuit or enter Time Trial for the ultimate test of pace.
Designed to share the fun with friends and family, F1 RACE STARS includes 4 player split-screen racing, which can be combined online for 12 player multiplayer gaming. Gamers can also enter a range of on and offline races in teams to join together in competition. Extending the fun further, F1 RACE STARS will integrate with Codemasters’ RaceNet, the free online extension for Codemasters Racing games, where players can track their races, rivals and rewards and join in regular F1 RACE STARS community events.
Coming November 16th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, F1 RACE STARS is in production at Codemasters Racing Studios, the home of the BAFTA award-winning series of Official FORMULA ONE video games, and is being created under exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One World Championship Limited.
Fans can see the trailer and keep up to with all the latest news about F1 RACE STARS by visiting www.F1racestars.com, liking the game at www.facebook.com/f1racestars or following the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/f1racestars ;
Codemasters is the home of official FORMULA ONE video games and, in addition to F1 RACE STARS, developed F1 2012™, the official game of the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, which released this September. Codemasters recently expanded its FORMULA ONE portfolio with F1 ONLINE THE GAME™, a free-to-play online management and racing game, now in open beta at www.F1OnlineTheGame.com.
Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official FORMULA ONE series of games including the BAFTA award-winning F1 2010, F1 2011 and F1 ONLINE: THE GAME. Codemasters employs over 500 people and operates multiple development studios from its Warwickshire HQ and Birmingham sites in the UK with a further art studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Codemasters is a winner of the coveted Grand Prix Award from the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 60 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters.
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