Race the world on the PSP™ system with Race Driver 2006 - first movie online now
12-player WLAN and 4-player Game Share ultra-competitive racing - see it in action now at www.codemasters.com/racedriver2006
April 13 2006, Set to be the most thrilling and comprehensive racing title on the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system, Race Driver 2006 is roaring onto the handheld in late May. Featuring the most extensive collection of high-performance race cars and world famous circuits ever seen in a PSP system title, the thrill ride that awaits in the new movie, now available online at www.codemasters.com/racedriver2006
From the creators of the TOCA Race Driver games, Race Driver 2006 takes the best of Codemasters’ award-winning series and adds to it. With more than 30 championships spanning the globe, from Chicago to Europe, and South Africa to Australia, you’ll be tearing up the tarmac on 60+ circuits, which, for this special edition, includes Gateway International Raceway, Nashville Superspeedway, Dover International Raceway, Bahrain International, Avignon, Shanghai International, Mondello Park, Spa-Francochamps, Snetterton, Mazda Laguna Seca, Surfers’ Paradise and Pikes Peak International Raceway.
On the PSP system, Race Driver 2006 will deliver the most diverse range of powerful auto sports ever seen in one game. More than 50 of the world’s most powerful big-name racing and street cars will feature across the championships and covers 15 different motor racing styles including GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Rally, DTM, V8 Supercars, Global GT Lights, Rally Cross, Formula Ford, Open Wheel Grand Prix, Classic Car Racing, Super Truck racing, Stockcar Oval Racing, Ice-Racing, Convertible Racing and Performance Cars.
With wireless WLAN multiplayer action play for up to a staggering 12 players simultaneously - the highest number of any PSP system title - Race Driver 2006 also delivers multiplayer action via Game Share, enabling up to four players to enjoy fantastic WLAN racing from just one UMD.
In the game’s Career Mode, an interactive storyline takes you through the championships and captures the competitive intrigue as 12 drivers battle their way to win the ultimate racing experience: a drive as a Masters Grand Prix professional.
However, before players can get that drive they’ll need to beat the best, racing in high-performance cars including Aston Martin (V12 Vanquish, DB9, DB7 and DB5), Jaguar (XJ220, XKR and E-Type), Ford (Mustang Cobra R, Ford GT, GT90, F150 Lightning Pick-up, Falcon BA), Holden Commodore VY, Mitsubishi 3000 GT, Mitsubishi EVO 7, Chevrolet Silverado Truck, Buick Gran Sport 455, Pontiac Firebird Formula 400, Mercedes Benz W196, Nissan 350Z Nismo, Dodge Charger, Lancia Beta Monte Carlo Turbo, BMW E26 M1 Group 4, Chevrolet Corvette L88 Sunray DX...and more.
A further race mode, the Trans World Cup, as featured in the movie at www.codemasters.com/racedriver2006 (in Downloads), has been designed especially for PSP system gaming and delivers high-octane racing challenges in short bursts, making it perfect for gaming on the go. Through a variety of event-based challenges, including Time Trials and Skill Tests rather than a series of straight races, players must drive hard to become the world’s No. 1 ranked racer.
With unique adaptive artificial intelligence that changes to suit the player’s level of racing expertise, the game’s AI drivers are no pushover: they’ll fight to hold their line, try to out-brake and out-manoeuvre, and even carry grudges over from race to race! Thanks to a hugely realistic damage engine and the most advanced physics ever seen in a racing game, should players too cosy with another car or a trackside barrier, it could be back to the starting grid.
Complete with real racing cars, real damage, real physics, and intense pack racing with up to 21 cars on-screen competing for position, Race Driver 2006 is set for a release in late May, exclusively for the PSP system. For the latest on the game including the new movie, visit the game’s website at www.codemasters.com/racedriver2006.
ABOUT RACE DRIVER 2006
Race Driver 2006 is the most thrilling and comprehensive racing title on the PSP system. Cramming in more auto sports than any other PSP system game, it comes complete with real performance cars, real damage, real physics, and intense pack racing with up to 21 cars on-screen competing for position. Providing gamers with the most diverse range of insanely fast racing events ever seen in one game, players get to compete in GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Stockcar Oval Racing and much more.
• Game Share - allowing up to four players to enjoy fantastic WLAN racing from just one UMD disc.
• Up to 12-player WLAN play - the most players ever seen in a PSP system title.
• Exclusive Championship mode - the Trans World Cup - race around the world competing in new event-based challenges with aim of becoming the world’s best driver.
• The Trans World Cup mode is specifically tailored to give quick accessible play in short bursts, making it perfect for gaming on the PSP system.
• Master more than 60 exhilarating and authentic racetracks, including Laguna Seca, Pike’s Peak, Road America and Nashville Super Speedway.
• The game offers players over 50 sensational machines to race, including the Dodge Charger, Buick Gran Sport 455, Pontiac Firebird Formula 400 and the Koenig GT.
• The most exciting and intense racing on the PSP system - race against up to 21 cars on track at one time.
• Fantastic special effects - full environment maps, realistic damage effects, detailed particle systems and customizable soundtracks.
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