MatchBox360 XL – Race Driver: Grid - Exclusive!
Company: Codemasters
Event: MatchBox360 XL
Date: 21st - 23rd March 2008
Venue: NEC Toute Suite, Birmingham

MatchBox360 XL are pleased to announce that gamers will have an early opportunity to try out Race Driver: GRID™, the stunning new racing game from Codemasters®, at the forthcoming MatchBox360 XL eSports tournament on 21st-23rd March at the Birmingham NEC Toute Suite.

With yet another sell out crowd expected to be in attendance at MatchBox360 XL, over 350 gamers will be amongst the first in the country to go hands-on with the this exclusive presentation of the highly-anticipated Race Driver: GRID.

"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Codemasters to XL, and provide the gaming community with what promises to be the first consumer appearance of the stunning Race Driver: GRID," said Chris Barnes, MatchBox360 XL Event Manager.

The all-new aggressive racer, from the creators of Colin McRae: DiRT, will feature over 90 diverse circuit configurations, ranging from classic tracks to fierce city circuits. Race Driver: GRID will give gamers an exclusive hands-on session at MatchBox360 XL:

“This is the very first kind of event Codemasters has been to and we’re really excited for gamers to test-drive Race Driver: GRID,” said George Williams, Senior Community Manager at Codemasters. “MatchBox360 XL provides the perfect platform to showcase this exceptional game and we can’t wait to see the public reaction.”

Race Driver: GRID is all about the race. Players will experience intense, incident-packed wheel-to-wheel racing with 20 car grids featuring only the most exhilarating racing cars - current and classic, circuit and drift. A world of Motorsport is brought to life as gamers compete to conquer prestigious official circuits and championships, then go beyond to take on challenging urban street races and road events. With the EGO™ Engine powering a highly advanced damage model, aggressive AI, 12 player online competition and crowds of up to 40,000 spectators roaring drivers on, Race Driver: GRID truly makes racing exciting again.

Promising an unparalleled competitive experience, where everything that can happen in a race will happen, Race Driver: GRID will be arriving this summer for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Games for Windows® and Nintendo DS™.

Race Driver: GRID will be available for freeplay throughout the 3 day MatchBox360 XL weekend. Tickets are selling out fast, so if you want to test out your driving skills on the awesome new Race Driver: GRID, please purchase your tickets asap from the MatchBox360 XL Ticket Office: http://tickets.matchbox360.co.uk/

For all the latest Race Driver: GRID news, including the trailer video, sign up for driver briefings online:
www.RaceDriverGrid.com

For all the latest MatchBox360 XL news and information please visit: http://www.matchbox360.co.uk/

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