by Badger Nimahson
Codemasters released the brand new trailer “Get Your Heart Racing” for their upcoming racing title Grid yesterday. Showcasing the cars, tracks, challenges and game mechanics that players can look forward to enjoying on October 11th.
Against the backdrop of a remixed version of The Light by Sophie and the Giants, the trailer comes to life with the Audi R8 1:1 battling wheel-to-wheel with the Honda CRX MightyMouse on the twisting point-to-point Okutama Sprint. The action cuts to traditional race circuits in Zhejiang and Brands Hatch and the first Nemesis is created as the SRT Viper GTS-R and Chevrolet Corvette C7.R trade paint as they jostle bumper-to-bumper to retain the racing line.
The “Get Your Heart Racing” trailer really focuses on the “Rubbing is Racing” philosophy of Grid. There are no penalties for trading paint with opponents or even smashing them off track. They may, however, become your nemesis. Forget all hopes of winning the race and focus on nothing but taking you out!
The trailer culminates with the Prototype class featuring the Acura DPi and Cadillac DPi-V.R racing through the streets of Shanghai at night and fades with a climactic fight to the finish.
GRID will feature 104 events at launch including challenges against FA Racing Esports and Fernando Alonso, players enter the GRID World Series against long-time adversaries, Ravenwest.
As well as a plethora of events GRID also offers players the chance to experience 8 tracks from 4 cities adding up to a total of 80 racing routes.
“As a team, we wanted to capture the essence of the original GRID which, in its day innovated the racing genre with best-in-class handling and the introduction ofFlashback. We want to build on GRID’s legacy and create a game that focuses on three core pillars of choice & accessibility, motorsport stories and racing for glory, all of which are captured in the trailer,” said Chris Smith, GRID Game Director at Codemasters. “Accessibility and Choice allows players to race their way with handling options for both the core sim racer and casual players. Secondly, it’s about Glory and Prestige. We want players to feel excited no matter where they finish – whether that’s in first place or coming out on top against your arch-nemesis. Lastly, it’s about the unpredictable stories that happen in Motorsport; it’s why we watch motorsport on TV. It’s the drama and those the key moments that get you sitting on the edge of your seat. GRID isn’t about a procession of cars. It’s tight overtakes, bumper-to-bumper scrapes and competitive racing action. We want everything including the car to be able to tell a story at the end of the race through its bumps and scrapes. GRID gives players drama, excitement and unique motorsport stories in every race.”
Once you release just how much content is in GRID and how beautiful it looks and plays it is no surprise that GRID was the winner of “Best Racing Game” at Gamescom 2019.
GRID launches on October 11th but players who preorder the not only receive season 1-3 content, Race Pass and VIP pack but will be granted early access and be able to play GRID a full 3 days before launch!
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