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Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 6, 2008 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

  • Race Driver: GRID (NDS)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Race Driver: GRID (NDS)

Race Driver: GRID delivers intense, incident-packed wheel-to-wheel racing against aggressive AI opponents to create a breathtaking race experience. Accessible handling enables gamers to jump straight into the action, while a huge career mode includes championship and race events. Quick fire Challenges offer a fast fix of racing for gamers on-the-go and include Time Trials, Speed Tests and Chase events.

Bringing a new world of motor sport to life, players race at beautifully realized and diverse locations across three continents. In Europe, race prestige marques on the world’s most famous circuits including Spa and the Nurburgring. In America, compete in powerful muscle cars through the streets of San Francisco to Washington DC. Taking the race to Japan, experience the unique exhilaration of drift racing on the neon lit streets of Shibuya and then compete in Touge events, downhill races that operate on the fringe of legality.

Exclusively for the Nintendo DS edition, Race Driver: GRID features a multi-faceted track editor, enabling gamers to create their own dream racetrack. With more than 60 individual pieces, the creation system offers near-limitless design options, including the ability to personalize trackside hoardings and billboards. Players can craft complete championship circuits in detail or, using the simple Free-Draw tool, create and race within minutes.

Extensive online and multiplayer options has players competing in four-player races, climbing to the top of global online leader boards for every race event, or sharing up to four individually created tracks with up to four players in the ultimate custom race series.

With a stunning selection of real-world settings, outstanding racing cars, a powerful track editor and incredible graphics, Race Driver: GRID is the most exciting, fun and feature packed racer you can fit in your pocket. Developed by Firebrand Games, the team responsible for the award-winning Race Driver: Create and Race, the Nintendo DS edition of Race Driver: GRID is now shipping to stores nationwide.

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