Friday 2nd October/... Ahead of this weekend’s 2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX, Codemasters today announced that F1 2009, the official video game of the 2009 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, will release on November 19th across PAL territories with a UK street date of November 20th for both Wii™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) editions; the PSP® version will also be available as a download from the PlayStation® Store at launch. The title will ship to US retail stores on 17th November and receive its Japanese launch one month later on December 18th.
Previewing this weekend’s race Codemasters has released the latest video from F1 2009 showcasing the 2009 FORMULA 1 FUJI TELEVISION JAPANESE GRAND PRIX. A new Wii™ gameplay video and set of screenshots for both the Wii and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) versions of F1 2009 highlight the challenge that the Suzuka Circuit and its unique figure of eight configuration presents to FORMULA ONE™ drivers.
The 3.6 mile circuit is one of the most testing on the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ calendar but offers plenty of opportunity for overtaking making it extremely exciting for drivers and spectators alike. Gamers will be able to get a feel for this excitement first hand when F1 2009 is released for the Wii and PSP later this year.
F1 2009 on the Wii is an absolutely authentic recreation of the 2009 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP that is accessible for the entire family and challenging for more experienced driving game enthusiasts. It also allows friends and family to play with or against each other on two player split screen. The PSP version, which will also be released in autumn, will allow for up to four players to battle it out on track in an ad hoc multiplayer session.
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F1 2009 release date summary:
• US Ship date: November 17th
• PAL territories: November 19th
• UK Street Date: November 20th
• Japan Release: December 18th
Andy Gray, Communications Manager
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Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
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