Tuesday, November 6th 2012 (2pm GMT UK) – Today Codemasters® announced that a demo for F1 RACE STARS will be available for download this week ahead of the game’s race into retail on November 16th. In the demo players will experience FORMULA ONE powered-up on the F1 RACE STARS Germany track in both single-player and up to four-player split-screen. On every straight, hairpin and jump, players will experience F1 RACE STARS’ unique brand of superfast FORMULA ONE racing as they race through a Bavarian castle, accelerate on the autobahn and fly through a forest.
The F1 RACE STARS demo will be available for download today for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Europe and North America. The demo will then be available from Steam for Windows PC worldwide and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system in Europe on Wednesday, November 7th; the demo will arrive for PlayStation 3 in North America on Tuesday, November 13th.
In the demo players can race as Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Räikkönen and compete with other official and fictional FORMULA ONE drivers, transformed into heroic caricatures that are bursting with personality.
In the sprint for the chequered flag, gamers can utilise 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.
NEW GAMEPLAY VIDEO REVEALED
To mark the news, Codemasters has released a new gameplay video showcasing some of the features set to take FORMULA ONE over the top. The trailer shows FORMULA ONE stars zooming past giant sumo robots in Japan, racing through a carnival in Brazil and dodging a Truckosaurus in the USA on F1 RACE STARS’ unique circuits. In a super-charged sprint for the chequered flag, the trailer shows the drivers using different power-ups – including Safety Car, Teleport and DRS – to gain the advantage on their rivals and race around special KERS corners to get a speedy boost. The video is now playing at www.F1racestars.com. ;
ALL-NEW TRACK ANNOUNCED AS PRE-ORDER BONUS.
Gamers can pre-order an exclusive F1 RACE STARS Valencia Street Circuit Edition from www.game.co.uk and at GAME retail stores today. This special edition includes a free download code for an additional European Track set around the speedy city streets of Valencia, where gamers can race through a marina, speed across super-slippy ice and dodge flying tomatoes in single-player, split-screen and online.
Coming November 16th for Xbox 360, 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 date 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. 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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