Shipped to stores today -- and taking up retail pole position tomorrow -- is Codemaster's GRID
, which is in all-caps not because it's an acronym, but because the game is just beautiful
. (Then again, what big-budget racing game isn't
?) This is the racing title, however, that will lock down a win for summer 2008 (you heard me, NASCAR 09
CODEMASTERS®' GRID™ CROSSES THE FINISH LINE, SHIPS TO
U.S. RETAIL STORES NATIONWIDE
Universal City, Calif. - June 3, 2008 - Start your engines! Codemasters® today announced that GRID™ has shipped to US retail stores. GRID is now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games For Windows®.
GRID is an all-new race experience, taking players on a world tour of intricately designed racetracks and courses through Europe, the US and Japan. In addition to the exciting, ready-to-race gameplay that gamers have come to expect from Codemasters' racing titles, GRID incorporates only the most powerful racecars ever created - new and classic, circuit and drift. GRID features the most detailed and destructible range of courses ever included in a Codemasters title, challenging gamers with a wide variety of racing styles - from official circuit challenges and drifting events to road races and urban street competitions around the globe.
"Codemasters has a rich history of producing AAA racing games," said Dave Miller, Vice President of Marketing. "GRID is turning out to be one of the highest-scoring racing games the industry has seen in years*. By putting the 'racing' back into the racing genre, we've reignited what makes people love these games."
Gamers can test drive the game by playing the GRID demo available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace, PLAYSTATION®Network and at www.grid-game.com for the Games For Windows demo.
GRID is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB. For the latest on the game, including the latest videos, go to www.grid-game.com and sign up for driver briefings.
* Source: www.gamerankings.com