F1 2011 to be a Vita launch title

by: Russell -
Racing fans will be pleased to know that Codemasters has announced that F1 2011 will be a launch title for the PlayStation Vita on February 22nd, 2011.  In addition to the news, Codemasters has released a new video showing how some of the circuits, such as Monaco and Silverstone, have been authentically recreated for the PS Vita.


F1 2011™ SET TO BE A PLAYSTATION® VITA LAUNCH TITLE

New F1 2011 Video Now Playing at www.facebook.com/formula1game

Loa Angeles, CA – Nov. 16, 2011 – Today Codemasters® announced that F1 2011 is set to be a launch title for PlayStation® Vita on February 22nd, 2012. To mark the news, Codemasters has launched a new video showing how iconic circuits including Monaco, Melbourne and Silverstone are authentically recreated for portable play as players are invited to compete on the go. The trailer, featuring gameplay footage including a cast of FORMULA ONE™ stars racing wheel-to-wheel, is now showing at www.facebook.com/formula1game.

F1 2011 for PlayStation Vita is tuned for FORMULA ONE racing on the go and will feature all the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Players can compete for motorsport’s ultimate prize across a full season, including practice and qualifying sessions, enter an individual GRAND PRIX™ or jump into Time Trial mode. An additional and extensive Challenge mode is perfect for portable play, with gamers completing a wide range of objectives including checkpoint, gate and overtaking challenges.

Players are also invited to compete on the go with a range of multiplayer modes. Gamers can race wheel-to-wheel in four player GRAND PRIX races, go head-to-head in Time Trials or team up with a friend in F1 2011’s two-on-two co-operative career mode. Multiplayer modes can be enjoyed online and via the PlayStation Vita’s WLAN connection. Gamers can tailor their experience across solo and multiplayer modes by adjusting race distance, tuning their car, choosing from a range of driving aids and selecting tire, fuel and weather options.

Whether players want to jump in and race, play against their friends or build a career from rookie to FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION, F1 2011 for PlayStation Vita is perfect for all fans of the world’s fastest sport.

The PlayStation Vita edition of F1 2011 is a co-development between Sumo Digital and Codemasters Birmingham and will be available at launch for Sony’s new handheld console. F1 2011 for Nintendo 3DS™ is also in development, and F1 2011 is available now for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows®. To get all the news straight from the studio race over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/formula1game. 
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