NEWSBLAST Tuesday 25th June (9am GMT ) – Today Codemasters® announced that the Super Modified Pack, new downloadable content for GRID 2™, will be available from today for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft for 480 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and Windows PC for £3.99 / $5.99 / €4.99 from Steam and tomorrow for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for £3.99 / $5.99 / €4.99.
To mark the news, Codemasters has released a new video showing cars from the Super Modified Pack in action at the world famous Brands Hatch circuit. The trailer features the cars competing in the game’s Time Attack mode and is now playing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps1S30OYYSc
The Super Modified Pack includes four rare editions of cars available to race in GRID 2’s single player, split-screen and multiplayer modes. Each new vehicle has been modified to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of the car by some of the world’s leading tuning specialists to compete in time attack events, and deliver a unique racing experience across GRID 2’s game modes.
The Super Modified Pack includes:
· Auto Gallery Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) – this iconic edition of the Skyline develops a huge 890hp at 8100 RPM from its 2.8 litre turbo-charged engine.
· Tomei Cusco Subaru Impreza WRX STI – the industry leading Aerodynamics kit from Voltex combines with a 4WD system to deliver huge amounts of grip and precision.
· Mazda RX-7 PANSPEED – this record breaking car’s new engine is positioned deep inside the bay for a low centre of mass and perfect weight distribution.
· 5ZIGEN Honda Civic Super Modified – this lightening quick front-engine, front-wheel-drive racer is the ultimate turbo-charged example of the classic Honda Civic.
Since GRID 2’s launch, players have completed over 50 million overtakes, entered nearly 19 Million events and travelled 150 million miles – enough to travel around the world 6000 times or travel to Mars! RaceNet – the free online community hub for Codemasters Racing games – allows players to track personal, community and friends’ GRID 2 stats and is the beating heart of the game’s extensive multiplayer component, serving up new challenges and objectives every week. Players who activate a RaceNet account are able to check their progress away from the game on desktop, mobile and via soon-to-launch dedicated apps. Visit www.racenet.com for more.
GRID 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, which challenges players to be fast, be first and be famous. Players must perform on licensed circuits, open-roads and city streets to become the rising star of World Series Racing, a new globe-trotting racing league which brings together the greatest cars, drivers and events in the search for a new motorsport icon. Expanding the game is an extensive multiplayer component, powered by RaceNet, which offers players new Rivals and challenges to complete every week.
GRID 2 is available now for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC. 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, 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 50 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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