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F1 2011 Available Now; Launch Trailer Debuts

To celebrate the launch of F1 2011, Codemasters has released a visceral launch trailer full of realistic racing action. Formula One fans need certainly apply.

To celebrate the launch of F1 2011, Codemasters has released a visceral launch trailer full of incredibly realistic racing action. Racing fans need certainly apply, as this one looks great.

To find out more about F1 2011, which is available now, check out its launch release below. We’ll have a review for you in the very near future, so keep checking back for that as well.

F1 2011, the follow up to the two million-plus selling, BAFTA award-winning F1 2010™, will race into retail this week. F1 2011 ships to stores in North America today for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3TM) computer entertainment system and PC Games for Windows®. The PC edition is also available as a digital download from multiple online services.

To mark the game’s launch, Codemasters® has released a new video which shows the world’s fastest sport in glorious slow-motion. Capturing how Codemasters Birmingham has authentically reproduced the unique physics and visual detail from the most advanced racing cars on the planet, the video features key racing moments including dynamically changing weather, the new DRS (Drag Reduction System) in action and the 2011 Safety Car. Watch the FORMULA ONE™ cast of stars, including Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso, race wheel-to-wheel and battle the elements in the new trailer now showing at www.youtube.com/formula1game.

F1 2011 will challenge players to “be the driver, live the life, go compete,” with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. Players will be able to race against 16 players online plus eight AI cars to simulate a full 24 car grid, team up with a friend to play through a full season in a new co-op Championship mode or enjoy multiplayer racing from the sofa in split-screen mode.

F1 2011 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The 2011 season sees the debut of the 2011 FORMULA 1 AIRTEL GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Delhi’s Buddh International Circuit and the return of the iconic Nürburgring to the calendar.

Handheld editions of F1 2011 are also in production for Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation® Vita, each designed to take advantage of the new platforms’ unique capabilities; specific release dates for the handheld editions are to be announced. 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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