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GRID for DS Now Available

August 5, 2008

GRID for DS Now Available

Now shipping to U.S. stores nationwide: the smash hit racer returns in handheld form on Nintendo DS™ complete with circuit creation system.  

Following its critically-acclaimed home console launch in May, RACE DRIVER: GRID returns in portable form this week as Codemasters today announced that the Nintendo DS edition of the game is now shipping to U.S. stores. An all-new video of the Nintendo DS edition in action is now available at GRID DS Track Editor Video

The Nintendo DS edition of the game that Top Gear magazine called “the racing game of the year” has been specifically designed for the handheld and offers the most complete pick-up-and-play pocket racing package. Players can take inspiration from competing in the world’s most exciting racing cars on legendary circuits and iconic city streets and then get creative with the most powerful track editor in portable gaming.  

RACE DRIVER: GRID delivers intense, incident-packed wheel-to-wheel racing against aggressive AI opponents to create a breathtaking race experience. Accessible handling enables gamers to jump straight into the action, while a huge career mode includes championship and race events. Quick fire Challenges offer a fast fix of racing for gamers on-the-go and include Time Trials, Speed Tests and Chase events.  

Bringing a new world of motor sport to life, players race at beautifully realized and diverse locations across three continents. In Europe, race prestige marques on the world’s most famous circuits including Spa and the Nurburgring. In America, compete in powerful muscle cars through the streets of San Francisco to Washington DC. Taking the race to Japan, experience the unique exhilaration of drift racing on the neon lit streets of Shibuya and then compete in Touge events, downhill races that operate on the fringe of legality. 

Exclusively for the Nintendo DS edition, RACE DRIVER: GRID features a multi-faceted track editor, enabling gamers to create their own dream racetrack. With more than 60 individual pieces, the creation system offers near-limitless design options, including the ability to personalize trackside hoardings and billboards. Players can craft complete championship circuits in detail or, using the simple Free-Draw tool, create and race within minutes.

Extensive online and multiplayer options has players competing in four-player races, climbing to the top of global online leader boards for every race event, or sharing up to four individually created tracks with up to four players in the ultimate custom race series.  

With a stunning selection of real-world settings, outstanding racing cars, a powerful track editor and incredible graphics, RACE DRIVER: GRID is the most exciting, fun and feature packed racer you can fit in your pocket. Developed by Firebrand Games, the team responsible for the award-winning Race Driver: Create and Race, the Nintendo DS edition of RACE DRIVER: GRID is now shipping to stores nationwide. 

 

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