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First look at Grid 2 gameplay
Ok, so California was previously governed by an Austrian man
who acted as the world’s most terrifying robot assassin, but it’s a serious
place: if independent from the USA, it would rank among the world’s foremost
And it’s got some serious roads too; proper twisty,
challenging, sun-kissed prime coastal highway begging for a decent car and a
good driver. Step forward Grid 2, the
upcoming game from Codemasters that can provide the ‘good car’ and ‘good roads’
bit. The rest is up to you.
The game’s developers have revealed two new videos showing
proper gameplay footage: not some overly-rendered trailer, but work-in-progress
stuff you’ll actually be able to replicate. The first of which takes place
along the California coast, where a new Boss Mustang - a car we actually admire - takes on a classic Mustang Mach 1.
The second video stages a muscle car race along the
skyscraper-lined streets of Chicago - the film locations for, don’t forget, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight - following such US luminaries as a Chevrolet
Camaro SS and Z06 Corvette.
The game’s slated for a summer 2013 release, and promises a
new ‘TrueFeel’ handling system that uses actual physics. This is frightening,
but if the result is anything as good as Grid 1 - which won a BAFTA - good times
are ahead. You’ll race across three continents using cars spanning four
decades, so there’ll be at least one car you can guarantee to like, and will be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox
360 and Windows PC.
Have a gander at the videos below and let us know if you’re