Thursday 10th October [10AM UK] – Codemasters® today announced that F1™ CHALLENGE – an officially licensed FORMULA 1™ videogame for iPad and iPhone - has launched on the App Store today for £1.99. In F1 CHALLENGE players will complete over 90 racing events and recreate thrilling moments from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ with slick touch controls for on-the-go gaming.
Gamers can see F1 CHALLENGE in action in a new video now playing at www.youtube.com/formula1game. Drivers including Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are shown going wheel-to-wheel in the trailer alongside FORMULA ONE content, including stats and info about the sport, which the player can collect as they progress through the game.
F1 CHALLENGE has been developed for quick-fire FORMULA ONE racing on the go. Featuring officially licensed FORMULA ONE cars, stars and teams, players can take on a wide range of different racing challenges and modes including Time Trials, Duels, Chase the Ace, Race events and short GRAND PRIX™ challenges with 12 cars on track. As gamers complete challenges they will unlock an in-game collection of FORMULA ONE facts and trivia about cars, teams, tracks and drivers.
F1 CHALLENGE features a simple and slick control system, with options for both left and right handed gamers. Players will feel the thrill of FORMULA ONE on the move by using touch to steer, a simple tap to deploy K.E.R.S. and by slip-streaming to gain the advantage on their opponents in the game’s isometric view, tuned for Apple’s Retina Displays.
F1 CHALLENGE is available from the App Store today and can be downloaded here. To get all the latest news straight from the studio, race over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/Formula1game. ;
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 1 series of videogames including the BAFTA award-winning F1 2010, F1 2011 and F1 2012. 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 60 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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