Wednesday 11th March/... Showcasing FUEL ’s powerful weather effects, which include snowstorms, thunderstorms and tornados, Codemasters® today launched the ‘Extreme Weather’ FUEL gameplay video, now available to view and download from www.fuel-game.com.
Coming this May, FUEL will deliver a stunning racing sandbox that covers over 5,000 square miles (14,000+ km²) to create the ultimate go anywhere, on and off-road, racing environment. Set in an alternate present, FUEL will take players across diverse terrain. From the snow-capped Mount Rainier to the arid desert of Nevada and the Utah salt-plains, this wildly diverse environment, devastated by the effects of accelerated global warming, is bought to life with a full day and night cycle and dynamic weather systems.
The new video demonstrates the game-changing effect of just some of the game’s extreme weather: lightning strikes illuminate the sky, torrential rain destroys surface grip and blizzards create treacherous racing conditions. The video culminates with the awesome destructive power of the tornado, as an immense twister obliterates homes and throws a truck into the path of racers as they battle against each other and the elements.
FUEL ’s huge landscape, mapped using satellite data from the United States, is the perfect setting for action-packed, chaotic races as gamers embark on a career mode containing over 70 events and hundreds of additional challenges. Complementing this expansive offline world, the FUEL experience is further extended online as up to 16 players go head-to-head or explore the entire map in free roam.
With over 70 on and off-road, two and four-wheeled vehicles to master, FUEL is set to revolutionise open world multi-terrain racing when it launches this May for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and Games For Windows® LIVE. Get your FUEL injection and download the trailer video at www.fuel-game.com.
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