Friday September 13th [2 PM UK] –Codemasters® today released a new video revealing the 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 set to star in the movie Rush opening this weekend, which will be playable for all F1™ 2013 gamers who sign up to RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online community hub (www.racenet.com). F1 2013 is the latest entry in the award-winning series of officially licensed FORMULA 1™ video games and will launch on October 4th in the UK for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC from Steam and is available for pre-order now.
The ‘Classics’ Trailer reveals the breadth of content set to star in F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION, a premium package with a run limited to just 10,000 units in the UK. This collector’s edition features bespoke boxart and expands F1 2013’s full simulation of the 2013 season and 1980s classic content with additional classic content from the 1990s and two additional classic tracks – Imola and Estoril. The trailer shows the iconic 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 in action, legendary drivers, including Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher, racing cars that defined their eras, and contemporary content from the 2013 season. The video is now playing at www.youtube.com/formula1game.
All players of F1 2013 who are members of RaceNet will be able to receive the 1976 Ferrari 312 T2 as a free download. RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online community hub, powers a range of features including the new ability to set Time Trial challenges for their friends, receive new gameplay challenges, track their in-game progress and compare stats against their friends. Gamers who have not yet signed up to RaceNet can do so today in advance of F1 2013’s release at www.racenet.com, where players can also connect their other supported Codemasters titles.
F1 2013’s classic content is available in a new game mode, F1 Classics, introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker. F1 Classics features a new fictional racing series, allowing players to race cars, drivers and circuits from different eras. Teams are represented by drivers who raced in specific cars, such as Mario Andretti in the 1986 Team Lotus 98T, and drivers who have also represented each team in different eras, such as Michael Schumacher racing Ferraris from the 1980s. Classic content is also available in a range of other game modes, including split-screen and online multiplayer modes. The full list of classic content set to feature in both F1 2013 and F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION can be found at www.formula1-game.com.
F1 2013 will also feature all the cars and stars from the 2013 season, allowing gamers to race as Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes and Sergio Perez in the McLaren-Mercedes for the first time, and includes all of the rule changes, tyre changes and remodelled handling to authentically reflect the challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013’s stunning roster of cars. A range of enhancements, improvements, split-screen and online multiplayer, plus new and returning game modes deliver the most complete simulation of a FORMULA ONE™ season in videogame history. The additional classic content set to feature in F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION will be made available as separate packs as downloadable content for F1 2013.
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\The full list of classic content set to feature in both F1 2013 and F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION is as follows:
1980s Content (F1 2013 & F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION)
Circuit De Jerez – former host of the Spanish GRAND PRIX™
Brands Hatch – legendary former home of the British GRAND PRIX
1980s Cars & Drivers:
1980 Williams FW07B
Original Driver: Alan Jones
Team Legend: Alain Prost
1986 Team Lotus 98T
Team Legend: Mario Andretti
Team Legend: Emerson Fittipaldi
1988 Ferrari F1-87/88C
Original Driver: Gerhard Berger
Team Legend: Michael Schumacher
1988 Team Lotus 100T
Original Driver: Satoru Nakajima
Team Legend: Mika Hakkinen
1988 Williams FW12
Original Driver: Nigel Mansell
Team Legend: Damon Hill
1990s Content (F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION only)
1992 Ferrari F92 A
Original Driver: Jean Alesi
Team Legend: TBC
1992 Williams FW14B
Original Driver: Nigel Mansell
Team Legend: David Coulthard
1996 Ferrari F310
Original Driver: Michael Schumacher
Team Legend: Gerhard Berger
1996 Williams FW18
Original Driver: Damon Hill
Original Driver: Jacques Villeneuve
1999 Ferrari F399
Original Driver: Eddie Irvine
Team Legend: Jody Scheckter
1999 Williams FW21
Original Driver: TBC
Team Legend: Alain Prost
Imola– former host of the San Marino GRAND PRIX
Estoril – former home of the Portuguese GRAND PRIX
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