Tuesday, November 13th 2012 (10am GMT UK) – Today Codemasters® announced that F1 RACE STARS, the game that takes FORMULA ONE racing over the top, will ship to stores in North America today and race into retail in the UK on Friday 16th November for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and from Steam for Windows PC.
In keeping with the game’s theme, new videos released today give a couple of the game’s power ups their very own over the top TV-style ads, parodying ‘home shopping’ advertisements. Both videos are introduced by FORMULA ONE stars in their all-new charming caricatured form, and are now playing on the F1 RACE STARS YouTube channel www.YouTube.com/F1RaceStars
If corners drive you around the bend and you are tempted by the thought of a bit of turbo, tune into the KERS ad to learn all about KERS Boost “the corner boost you can trust” http://youtu.be/0gVCi5yt2o8. Or why not check out the ad for Bottle Rocket – the power-up that will transform your racing vehicle of choice into a fully fizzing bottle packed with enough fizz power to propel you along the track at top speed! Brought to you by the makers of Track Teleport and Shockwave Blast, Bottle Rocket is the ideal solution if you need to get to the front of today’s pack today http://youtu.be/xsSB5yLROls. Please do remember to rocket responsibly.
F1 RACE STARS, from Codemasters Racing, features the full cast of FORMULA ONE stars as you’ve never seen them before in a chaotic sprint for the chequered flag on circuits littered with power-ups and featuring jumps, loop-the-loops and barrel-rolls! Designed to share the fun with 4-player split-screen racing, which can be combined with up to 12 player-online play, racing fans of all ages will experience a new world of FORMULA ONE fun as they dodge a Truckosaurus, speed past Robo-Sumos and leap into a shark’s mouth on speedy circuits inspired by 11 iconic tracks including Monaco, Silverstone and the new Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas.
DEMO OUT NOW
Gamers can experience powered-up FORMULA ONE in single player and with up to 4 players in split-screen today with the F1 RACE STARS demo for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and from Steam for Windows PC today. In the demo players can race as Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or Kimi Räikkönen and compete against other official and fictional FORMULA ONE drivers, transformed into heroic caricatures that are bursting with personality.
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 developed by Codemasters Racing Studios, the home of the BAFTA award-winning series of Official FORMULA ONE video games, and is created under exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One World Championship Limited. Fans can see the new Power Up Parody videos by visiting www.YouTube.com/F1RaceStars, 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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