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Grip: Combat Racing

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Caged Element
Developer: Caged Element
Release Date: Nov. 6, 2018

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'Grip: Combat Racing' (ALL) Summer of Combat Starts With Free Weekend, New Content

by Rainier on July 3, 2019 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT

Grip is a futuristic combat racing game that has competitors battle across diverse landscapes of distant worlds.

Fully enhanced for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, Grip was inspired by the Rollcage games of the late 90’s and backed by a highly-skilled and accomplished team. Harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 4 to deliver gravity defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons,  Grip delivers the fastest, most competitive racing experience ever. Featuring a killer soundtrack, furious speeds and intense action, GRIP is guaranteed to generate unforgettable gaming moments - online or offline - with nail-biting split screen racing and tournaments.

Evolved from the age of street racing, the world of Grip is brutal and cut-throat to the core. To win the race is never enough, greatness comes from the journey and the trail of merciless destruction you unleash upon your rivals along the way.  It’s not enough to just cross the finish line first in Grip, more important is how you got there, and how much destruction you wrought upon your rivals along the way. Weapons and power-ups are now an integral part of the races that you will be taking part in.

Scale walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your tires on to... as you master tantalizing tracks, tricks and perform mind-blowing stunts to race your way across the cosmos. Customize your vehicle, utilize devastating weapons and exploit a destructible environment to ensure not only victory, but the complete annihilation of your opponents.

GRIP will see racers speeding their way around 19 breathtaking tracks across a variety of hostile and foreign worlds. Remaining focused on the task at hand, players must be merciless in their quest to cross the finish line; deploying an arsenal of 11 devastating weapons and power-ups to give them the advantage to take the lead against fierce competitors. From explosive darts, mines, and missiles to shields and turbos, these weapons will allow players to not only target other cars, but the environment surrounding them - blasting their way through structures or collapsing them unexpectedly onto unsuspecting opponents.

Racers can pick from a roster of 15 armored cars - some swift and agile, while others are brutish and heavily armored. Modifying further to suit their style, players can also customize each vehicle with an array of varied paint jobs, decals, wheels and other details.

GRIP will feature, amongst other modes, 19 challenging ‘Carkour’ maps in which players are challenged to master a series in increasingly mind-bending stunt courses. Eighteen maps are Point-to-Point, culminating in a final, ‘open’ map – a playground of jumps, twist and turns packed full of collectibles.

From the short, sharp, shock of the Easy (Airtime, Speed, Squiggly, Tubes, Upsy Downsy) and Normal (Live Jump, Scoops, Slide) courses to the more demanding Hard (Angles, Endurance, Rainbow Road) and Nightmare (Half Tubes, Loop Gap) runs, there’s something to challenge everyone irrespective of skill level. Carkour Mode is the perfect tonic for those looking to concentrate on fine-tuning their timing, speed, and spatial awareness before heading back into Campaign or multi-player modes.

The Summer of Combat campaign is going to make the summer sizzle even hotter and commences with an action-packed free weekend for Xbox Live Gold members

The free weekend event begins Thursday, July 4 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT, alongside a 50% sale for racers that want to keep the battle going after the chequered flag waves!

Summer of Combat then moves to PS4, Switch and PC, with weekly developer races and a scorching amount of new content. From new tracks and arena maps, to brand-new vehicles (including an as yet unannounced new licensed IP!) – in addition to a host of new updates and optimization as the developers continuously look to fine-tune GRIP for its players!

GRIP’s Summer of Combat will include:

  • Xbox Gold Free Play Days (July 4th to 7th)
  • New Artifex vehicle manufacturer containing 3 new AirBlade and Roller vehicles (DLC)
  • Two new free Space tracks
  • New garage cosmetic packs to further customise your vehicles (DLC)
  • New free Orbital Prime ‘Skate Style Park’ arena map
  • New retro car DLC pack
  • … and to be revealed new car, inspired by an 80’s classic

Key Features:

  • Hit speeds of over 767 mph while driving on floors, walls and ceilings - anything you can get your tires on to keep the hammer down. And these brutes just want to keep on going, with Grip's specialized vehicle design and physics, flipping the car over no longer means game over.
  • Race on a variety of planets. From hostile, icy worlds to foreign, non-terrestrial cities, Grip's locations will be different to anything you've raced through before. With destructible structures around each track to use against your opponents, along with a variety of possible routes, you have to use your wits as well as your skill to win.
  • Choose from a roster of armored cars, manufactured by different companies from around the galaxy. Each car has different specs - some swift and agile, others brutish and heavily armed. Then go on to customize your ride's appearance and performance with well-earned upgrades.
  • Use an array of power-ups and weapons, ranging from missiles and guns, to laid traps and plasma cannons. We want to create the most bombastic weapons ever seen in a game like this, and with this we welcome input from the community. You help us design them, and we'll bring them to life.
  • Race to a thumping soundtrack including Drum 'n Bass (the music choice of Rollcage) along with Breaks, Techno and Trance. And if somehow you don't like any of those genres, the game can be customized to play any music you like from your own personal library. Your game, experienced your way.
  • Local races + split screen and online races + leaderboards

Grip: Combat Racing is currently available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One ($39.99) and PC ($29.99).


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