Friday 8th May/...Showcasing just some of the hundreds of exhilarating wheel-to-wheel, on- and off-road race events that will feature in FUEL ™, Codemasters® today launched the new FUEL ‘Events’ gameplay video, now from www.fuel-game.com (in the Downloads section).
FUEL ’s unprecedented 5,000 square mile+ racing environment is the perfect setting for a huge range of new and classic race events. The video features quads, buggies, bikes, cars and trucks competing in unique challenges that include ‘Chopper Chase’, where players must negotiate FUEL ’s challenging terrain to overtake a helicopter and ‘Seek and Destroy’ where gamers must crash into designated rivals.
Other events include ‘Speed Run’ where players must complete a course against the clock using any route they choose and ‘Blitz’, which has players dashing from checkpoint to checkpoint to reset the timer in a series of tense sprints. These challenges are complimented with classic events, such as ‘Checkpoint’, ‘Circuit’ and large-scale ‘Raid’ races, but come with a twist as FUEL ’s fully-open, corridor-free world powers real player choice when it comes to route selection and taking short-cuts. FUEL also comes complete with a powerful and intuitive race editor to create their own events set anywhere in the world and even share them online.
With extensive online multiplayer options, enabling up to 16 players to race against each other or explore the huge world in free ride, FUEL is set to become the ultimate racing sandbox when it launches Friday May 29th for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® with a Games For Windows® edition to follow. Preview the new standard in open-world racing by downloading the trailer video at www.fuel-game.com.ENDS #
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FUEL delivers a go-anywhere racing world on a massive scale, where gamers enjoy a 70 strong vehicle line up across six classes that includes Quads, Bikes, Trucks, Cars, Buggies and Specials. Set in an alternate present, where the devastating effects of global warming have driven people from their homes to new safe zones, a new breed of extreme racers compete against each other in wild races across a wide range of terrain from snowy mountain plains to arid deserts and everything in between.
Fully open to race and explore, on and offline, the gameworld, designed from satellite data from beautiful and iconic areas of the United States including Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon and the Utah salt-plains, is the perfect setting for chaotic arcade racing. Further bringing the game world to life is FUEL’s full day night-cycle and dynamic weather effects including snowstorms, thunderstorms, blizzards, rainstorms and tornados. FUEL is developed by Asobo Studios and will be published by Codemasters for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, Games For Windows®.
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