London UK, Wednesday 2nd November [10am UK] Today Codemasters® announced that F1 2011 will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS™ on 25th November 2011 across the EMEA region¹. The arrival of F1 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS will be the first time that gamers will be able to experience any FORMULA ONE™ game in full 3D. The first gameplay footage² of the new handheld version of the award-winning FORMULA ONE franchise is available to view now at www.youtube.com/formula1game. ;
Developed by Sumo Digital, under Codemasters’ exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One World Championship Limited, F1 2011 features all the official teams, drivers and circuits – including the new 2011 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Delhi’s Buddh International Circuit – from the thrilling 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™.
Gamers can compete for motorsport’s ultimate prize across a full season, enter an individual GRAND PRIX™ or jump into Time Trial mode. An additional and extensive Challenge mode is perfect for portable racing, with gamers taking on a wide range of objectives including checkpoint, gate and overtaking challenges.
Players can also compete on the go across a range of multiplayer modes. Up to four-players can race in a GRAND PRIX or go head-to-head in Time Trials while you can also team up with a friend in the two-on-two co-operative career mode. The race experience can be tailored across solo and multiplayer modes by adjusting race distance, tuning the car, choosing from a range of driving aids and selecting tyre, fuel and weather options.
Whether players are looking for a quick FORMULA ONE fix or want to build their own career from rookie to FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION, F1 2011 for Nintendo 3DS immerses players in the world’s fastest sport like never before.
F1 2011 will be available on Nintendo 3DS on 25th November. F1 2011 is also available now for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3TM) computer entertainment system and PC Games for Windows®, with a PlayStation® Vita version also in production. To get all the news on F1 2011 head over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the game on twitter at www.twitter.com/formula1game.
¹ North American ship date to be announced.
² 2D video footage of 3D game.
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Codemasters, the award winning games developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage and annual revenues in excess of US$ 150 Million. The company’s dominant brands include DiRT, GRID, Cricket and Operation Flashpoint; the company retains the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA ONE. F1 2010, the first multi-format high-definition FORMULA ONE racing game released September 2010, is the fastest-selling FORMULA ONE game ever released. Codemasters operates three UK development studios – one at its Warwickshire HQ with further sites at Guildford and Birmingham. An additional art studio is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2009 Codemasters won the coveted Grand Prix Award at the 2009 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. Across the group, Codemasters employs over 450 people. 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 that first invested in Codemasters in 2005. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com
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