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INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY AND CAR CUSTOMISATION REVEALED IN GRID 2™ MULTIPLAYER TRAILER

New Multiplayer Video now playing at www.youtube.com/gridgame ahead of GRID 2’s Race into Retail on 31st May

Thursday 25th April (2pm UK) – Today Codemasters® released an extended multiplayer GRID 2™ gameplay trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTdAcw3Bppw, showcasing new locations, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and features such as vehicle customisation from the game’s extensive and distinct online mode. 

The multiplayer video gives gamers the first view of the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit in-game, the iconic venue which is the world’s largest sporting spectator facility and has been the spiritual home of American motorsport for over a century. 

The trailer also reveals the game’s powerful yet simple to use livery editor in action, which features up to six billion different design combinations so players can stamp their own identity online. Game modes including Checkpoint racing in Paris and street racing in Chicago are shown alongside RaceNet’s extensive suite of social features in the video. 

GRID 2’s multiplayer game mode will offer an entirely distinct progression system, separate from career mode, offering depth, choice and flexibility powered by RaceNet, (www.racenet.com), the free online extension for Codemasters Racing games. Players will be served regular new objectives, matched with rivals and be rewarded for their progress as the best in modern online gaming comes to the racing genre. RaceNet can be accessed on a player’s desktop, tablet or mobile device and will have dedicated apps set to release around launch. 

GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, will race into retail on May 31 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC and is available for pre-order now. 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. ;

MORE DEPTH, MORE PROGRESSION, MORE REWARDING - GRID 2™ MULTIPLAYER DETAILS UNVEILED

GRID 2’s NEW RIVALS SYSTEM, GLOBAL CHALLENGES AND MULTIPLAYER MODES POWERED BY RACENET

Thursday 11th April (5pm UK) – Today Codemasters® revealed how GRID 2™ will immerse players in a new world of multiplayer competition powered by RaceNet (www.racenet.com), the online extension for Codemasters Racing games which tracks players’ races, rivals and rewards. GRID 2’s multiplayer game mode will offer an entirely distinct progression system, separate from career mode, offering depth and flexibility as the best of modern online gaming comes to the racing genre. 

At 6.00pm UK tonight, Codemasters will live stream a reveal of the game’s multiplayer features and races in action at www.twitchtv.com/gridgame. Following the live stream, the video will be available to watch on demand at www.youtube.com/gridgame.

GRID 2 Multiplayer Modes
Whether players want to dive into a quick race online or in two-player split-screen, specialise in their favourite event or become one of the best cross-discipline racers in the world, GRID 2 offers a multiplayer experience that revolves around the gamer’s play style and choices. 

GRID 2’s wide-range of game modes can be played online with up to 12 players, including custom races based on player preferences and choosing from pre-defined playlists to jump straight into the action. Players can modify their cars with upgrades and make their mark on the grid by customising their car with a simple yet powerful livery editor which offers up to 6 billion different combinations. 

New anti-griefing technology includes player grouping, so gamers who like to trade paint will be brought together online whilst clean racers are more likely to find similar drivers in their online sessions.

Game modes: Race (Including LiveRoutes™), Endurance, Drift, Touge, Checkpoint, Face Off, Time Attack. Global Challenge events also includes Overtake and Power Lap.

RaceNet
RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online browser-based extension which tracks players’ races, rivals and rewards, launches fully with GRID 2 and is the beating heart of the game’s multiplayer mode. RaceNet will go far beyond visualising progress in-game and will provide players with new objectives, rivals and rewards for progress. Players can also track community stats, leaderboards and participate in weekly Global Challenge events. RaceNet can be accessed on player’s desktop, tablet or mobile device and will have dedicated apps set to release around launch. Players can sign up today and get ready for GRID 2’s launch by visiting www.racenet.com. ;

GRID 2 Rivals
Gamers will always have someone to play and always have a new challenge with GRID 2’s Rivals system, powered by RaceNet. GRID 2 features three types of Rivals:

• Weekly Rival: RaceNet automatically selects a weekly Rival to compete against based on ability and activity in game to ensure a well-matched challenger.

• Social Rival: Players can choose Social Rivals from friends or players previously raced. 

• Custom Rival: Players can select a Custom Rival based on parameters including event type or geographical location. 

Global Challenge
Global Challenge is where player’s rivalries come to life in this brand new asynchronous game mode. Players can compete against Rivals even when those Rivals are offline and earn XP, in-game Cash and RaceNet Followers(see below) as they compete in up to nine weekly Global Challenges selected from across GRID 2’s wide range of game modes and locations. Players can track progress in Global Challenge in-game and online through RaceNet. 

RaceNet Followers
As players perform on track they can gain online fame and bragging rights by increasing their RaceNet Follower base. The better they perform, and the more objectives completed, the larger the increase in Followers players will get. Followers can be stolen from Rivals by beating them in weekly Global Challenges and gained on RaceNet by taking part in online events, participating in Community Challenges and completing RaceNet objectives. Gamers can also unlock RaceNet Rivals cards on the site to show off Follower Achievements and RaceNet will showcase players with the most amount of Followers. 
Get Social
Players can show off great overtaking moves or spectacular crashes online as GRID 2 allows gamers to quickly upload highlights to YouTube and RaceNet from in-game and easily share their favourite videos through Facebook and Twitter. 

GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, will race into retail on May 31 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC and is available for pre-order now. 

GRID 2™ GETS ALL NEW EUROPEAN RACE LOCATIONS –

REVEALS EURO MODELS AND TOURING CARS

Youtube international viewing

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pui_NH03i0w – [ESRB]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alZ5mdMHzlY – [UK]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NoHHFjV41g – [FR]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdprmI6QYCw – [ES]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbvhRJj-Hb8 – [PO]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV358-uazUg – [DE]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA-JdEkU5Ug – [IT]

NEW GAMEPLAY VIDEO SHOWCASES THE BEST EUROPEAN RACING FROM THE ROADS OF THE COTE d’AZUR TO THE STREETS OF PARIS

Thursday 28th March (12pm UK) – Today Codemasters® announced a host of new cars, locations and racing clubs set to feature in GRID 2™ when it launches on May 31. In addition to revealing high performance European vehicles, including those from the game’s Super Touring Car class, Codemasters also released a gameplay video showcasing highlights of GRID 2’s European races; the video is now playing at INSERT YOUTUBE DIRECT LINK.

The ‘GRID 2: European Expansion’ video focuses on the European cars, clubs and locations. In Road Races on the Côte d'Azur, players speed through tunnels cut into sheer rock and tackle the climbs, plunges and hairpins set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

The Street Racing category is showcased in central Paris, which comes alive to the sound of roaring engines as cars blast down its magnificent boulevards, sling-shot around the Arc D’Triumph and speed past the Eiffel Tower. Track Racing is represented at the Algarve International Circuit in Portugal which makes its console debut in GRID 2. Commonly known as Portimao Circuit, this state of the art, $250M track was opened in 2008 and has quickly gained a reputation as one of the most exciting circuits in motorsport, with constantly undulating asphalt and wide areas built for overtaking.

Additional European locations set to star in GRID 2 include Brands Hatch (Track Racing), Barcelona (Street Racing) and the Red Bull Ring (Track Racing).

The ‘GRID 2: European Expansion’ video also reveals two of the four Touring Cars in competition. In the Super Touring Cars class, the Volvo S60 BTCS - one of the premiere performers in the BTCS and Volvo’s flagship racer – goes wheel-to-wheel with the Gomez Competition, a motorsport thoroughbred custom developed by GC Automotive in Herault in the South of France, with performance that rivals cars from global manufacturers.

Additional Touring Cars in the game include the BMW Motorsport 320 TC – the latest evolution of the car that Andy Priaulx drove to two championships – and the Chevrolet Cruze Touring car, which secured wins in both the WTCC and British Touring Car Championship in 2010, proving this American marquee could compete with the best in the world.

GRID 2’s car list draws models from the finest manufacturers from three continents. Prime examples of European cars set to star in GRID 2 that give a flavour of the car roster include;

BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution (Evo3)

BMW Motorsport 320 TC

Caterham-Lola SP300R

Ford Focus ST 2013

Gomez Competition GC 10.1

McLaren F1 GT

Mercedes Benz 190E 2.5 Evo 2

Mercedes Benz SLS GT3

Pagani Huayra

Volvo S60 BTCS

Further cars to star in the game are to be announced.

The individual character of every car is brought to life through GRID 2’s groundbreaking TrueFeel™ handling system. Drawing on expertise from professional motorsports drivers and Codemasters’ 15 year heritage in creating award-winning racing games, TrueFeel™ handling lets players feel what it’s like to drive some of the most exciting cars in existence.

GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, will race into retail on May 31 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC and is available for pre-order now. 

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