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A new world of racing is ready to launch as GRID 2™ from Codemasters races into retail across North America and Europe today. To accompany the game’s long-awaited release for the Xbox 36, PLAYSTATION 3 and Windows PC, Codemasters has released a stunning new gameplay trailer showing how GRID 2 brings the best cars, events, locations and drivers together in a new globe-trotting competition, World Series Racing.
In the launch video, supercars including the McLaren F1 GT and Pagani Huayra roar through the streets of Paris, Touring Car pedigree is represented as examples of the Volvo S60 BTCS, Gomez Competition GC 10.1 and BMW 320 trade paint around Austria’s Red Bull Ring and Dodge Chargers and Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Specials blast along the California Coast.
As GRID 2 hits stores, RaceNet, Codemasters’ online community hub which tracks player’s Races, Rivals and Rewards, moves out of beta to launch in full. The beating heart ofGRID 2’s extensive multiplayer component, RaceNet adds a huge suite of new functionality, including delivering players new objectives and rivals each week so gamers always have a new challenge. Players will earn RaceNet Followers for their performance in game, can upload clips of their best overtakes and most spectacular crashes to YouTube for display on RaceNet, earn RaceNet Awards and much, much more. Players can sign up for free at www.racenet.com.
Introducing a range of ground-breaking new features, GRID 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™. Players will be able to experience the all-new TrueFeel™ system, which delivers edge-of-control racing without the need for assists, LiveRoutes™ will challenge players to race on circuits which dynamically change during the race so they never know what is coming next and players will experience new standards in graphics and damage in the genre.