Codemasters and Namco Bandai announced today that both F1 2012 and F1 RACE STARS will be playable at GamesCom 2012 in Cologne, Germany from August 15th to 19th. NAMCO BANDAI Games’ stand, located in Hall 9, Stand C11, will host the world’s first hands-on showing of F1 RACE STARS and the reveal of the recently announced ‘Champions Mode’ in F1 2012.
In F1 2012 players will feel the unparalleled thrill of becoming a FORMULA ONE driver with a host of new features, wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements and extensive competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. Premiering at Gamescom, gamers will be able to experience the all-new ‘Champions Mode’, which sees players taking on each of the six FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONS competing in the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in individual race scenarios designed for quick play and instant action. The game is slated for a September 21st release on PC, X360 and PS3.
On the other hand, F1 RACE STARS is a fast-to-the-fun arcade racing game for all ages featuring the official FORMULA ONE cars, teams and circuits as they’ve never been seen before. Coming this November, F1 RACE STARS features drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have been transformed into personality-packed cartoon heroes bursting with charm and character and stunning FORMULA ONE locations have become exhilarating racing theme parks designed for speed and wheel-to-wheel competition. F1 RACE STARS takes FORMULA ONE over the top for racing fans of all ages.
Last but not least, we hope that Codemasters will unveil more media assets – in GamesCom – for the rumored GRID sequel. The company promised to reveal more information on August 8th, so stay tuned for more!
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