Thursday, January 31st (2pm GMT) – Codemasters® today announced that GRID® 2™, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, will race into UK retail on May 31st for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
Codemasters has also announced a GRID 2 Special Edition, available for pre-order, which features extra content, redeemable via download on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE® for Xbox 360 and Windows PC, illustrated in screenshots also released today.
In the UK, gamers who pre-order at Game online or in store can choose the GRID 2: Brands Hatch Edition, which includes two additional packs to expand the game:
McLaren Racing Pack: Receive the exclusive McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Special Edition car to race in single-player, multiplayer and a special online event; plus expand the game with two new routes around the Brands Hatch GP circuit.
Head Start Pack: Receive the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT car to race in single-player, multiplayer and enjoy discounts in the Car Upgrades Store in online game modes and a unique RaceNet bonus.
GRID 2 will challenge players to be fast, be first and be famous. Going behind the wheel of a handpicked selection of automotive icons spanning four decades, gamers will race their way to the top of a new, evolving world of motorsport. From Paris to Abu Dhabi, Chicago to the sun-kissed California coast and beyond, beautifully created city streets, licensed circuits and edge-of-control mountain roads will become home to the most visceral and exhilarating racing yet.
GRID 2 will also set new standards for a racing multiplayer experience with an entirely distinct and extensive gameplay component and unique progression system. Deep customisation options and integration with RaceNet – the online community portal for Codemasters Racing games which tracks player’s races, rewards and rivals – will offer further immersion and connectivity in GRID 2’s new world of motorsport.
Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.
Codemasters is the UK’s largest video game developer and publisher with heritage of over 25 years. Under the Codemasters Racing brand, the company creates award winning driving and racing video games for home console, PC, online, smart phone and digital platforms and distributes titles globally. Key franchises include DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official series of FORMULA ONE games. 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 50 per cent shareholding in the company and today is the major shareholder. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com, join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us at www.facebook.com/codemasters.
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