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GRID Legends

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2022

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'GRID Legends' Story Mode Stars Actor Ncuti Gatwa, Introduces Tushek's TS 900 Racer Pro Hybrid Car - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2022 @ 8:00 a.m. PST

GRID Legends is a high-stakes driving experience that combines thrilling motorsport action, incredible race variety and an immersive story that puts the player at the heart of the action.

Featuring the series’ renowned race handling, GRID Legends delivers exciting, unpredictable racing across traditional race tracks and city circuits. The game also boasts a race creator that will enable players to select mixed-class vehicles and battle across all circuits, including new city locations, London and Moscow.

The legendary GRID World Series returns and, this year, players are front and centre in a fly-on-the-wall documentary that captures every moment on and off the track. Drivers encounter fierce personalities, internal team politics and the infamous Ravenwest Motorsport, which hopes to take a sixth World Championship. Developed using innovative virtual production, which brings players closer to the action, the underdog tale features an eclectic cast, including award-winning British actor Ncuti Gatwa.

GRID Legends delivers drama across every inch of the track. Unique driver personality AI creates unpredictable racing as cars jostle for a place on the podium. Compete on over 130 routes, including real-life tracks such as Brands Hatch and Indianapolis, to iconic GRID city circuits like San Francisco, Paris, and more. Race and upgrade over 100 vehicles from classic touring cars to big rigs, single-seaters, to stadium trucks. With the inclusion of the race creator, players can take their favorite mixed-class rides onto the track and battle it out online.

GRID Legends will feature the biggest variety of game modes, including a deeper Career with over 250 events, an epic story mode entitled ‘Driven to Glory’, the return of Drift and Elimination, and the introduction of Electric Boost racing. Drivers of all levels can immediately jump behind the wheel of over 100 vehicles at launch, race around the world from classic tracks to iconic city locations, and connect with friends and rivals in seconds with cross-platform multiplayer thanks to the hop-in feature.

GRID Legends features more gameplay choices than any previous GRID title, including the return of community-requested Drift mode and fan favorite, Elimination which puts all the pressure on the back-markers, with drivers dropping out periodically until only one remains. The new Race Creator lets players host their dream multi-class match-ups, pitting different vehicle types together to create unique racing moments in every race. The experience can be personalized further by changing the weather conditions, time of day, or adding ramps and boost gates, so no race is ever the same.

Codemasters and Electronic Arts released the GRID Legends ‘Man. Machine’ trailer featuring award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa.

Starring as Voltz Racing’s leading driver Valentin Manzi, Ncuti explores the connection between driver and car and the dedication needed to become a racing champion. Players will learn what it takes to tame a 1332bhp beast and compete in the GRID World Series against Seneca, Voltz, and Ravenwest. Known for style and elegance, Ncuti shares the spotlight with the Tushek TS 900, complete with its exclusive in-game livery

Tushek makes its video game debut in GRID Legends with the inclusion of the TS 900 Racer Pro. With only 12 physical cars worldwide, this exclusive hybrid will become a fan favorite thanks to its handling, performance, and 380kmh top speed. The TS 900 Racer Pro is the lightest hypercar available, with every component designed to reduce weight and deliver the ultimate racing experience. The in-game TS 900 Racer Pro provides all the thrills players expect from a hypercar and will challenge the most accomplished driver across city circuits and traditional racetracks. 

“It was a pleasure to work with Ncuti. His portrayal of Valentin Manzi has taken our story mode, Driven to Glory, to another level, and we know his followers will enjoy racing alongside him,” said John Merchant, Brand Director at Codemasters. “Players will now understand what’s needed to compete in the GRID World Series and it will take more than focus and a few good moves to win.”

‘Driven to Glory’ is a gritty motorsport story that throws players in at the deep end as teams battle for the GRID World Series. Created using virtual production technology and featuring award-winning actor Ncuti Gatwa, Driven to Glory comes to life using real actors instead of motion-capture, blending movie sequences with racing challenges. After the story’s finale, progress carries into career progression, opening up a new series of events to complete.

GRID Legends boasts an improved multiplayer system that puts racing and connecting with friends at the heart of the experience. Not only does it support cross-platform gameplay, it updates players as to when their mates are online and allows them to start racing in three quick button presses. No more waiting for friend requests and lobbies; select a race, and the action begins almost simultaneously.

GRID Legends is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4 and PC in February 25, 2022.

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