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New GRID Legends trailer highlights live action story with Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa

by: Eric -
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Anyone that has taken a look at Netflix' hit series Sex Education knows how funny and charming actor Ncuti Gatwa can be. So its fun that GRID Legends, the latest installment of Codemasters' racing franchise, features Gatwa in its live action career storyline. 

In a new video published today, Gatwa (starring as Voltz Racing's head driver Valentin Manzi) ponders the connection between man and machine, bringing all of the good humor to the role that viewers might expect. This trailer gives players a good idea about what the story will look like when the game releases on February 25, with a full, live-action career story. Players will get to know their teammates and opposition in the video portions of the game, and then race alongside them in GRID's well-loved arcade racing. The live-action segments were filmed using tech similar to that used in The Mandalorian, with actors performing against a computer-generated backdrop, resulting in stunningly realistic settings. 

“It was a pleasure to work with Ncuti. His portrayal of Valentin Manzi has taken our story mode, Driven to Glory, to another level, and we know his followers will enjoy racing alongside him,” said John Merchant, Brand Director at Codemasters in a provided statement. “Players will now understand what’s needed to compete in the GRID World Series and it will take more than focus and a few good moves to win.”

GRID Legends, published this time around by EA, will release on February 25, 2022 on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, alongside PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin and Steam). Players who pre-order receive the GRID Legends Seneca & Ravenwest Double Pack*. Available on launch day, this content unlocks four additional cars for Career events: the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, Porsche 962C, Ginetta G55 GT4, and Koenigsegg Jesko. The pack also features exclusive Ravenwest-focused Career events and Seneca and Ravenwest team icons, liveries and banners.