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Codemasters announce F1 Race Stars, Mario Kart's lovechild with F1

F1 Race Stars has been announced by Codemasters. The new video game that will transform F1 drivers into personality-packed heroes and looks like a bastard lovechild of the wildly popular Mario Kart game series.

Circuits will include more exciting aspects such as jumps and loop-the-loop sections and the video above also showcases a vertical corner that you would never see in the more serious F1 games produced by the same gamemaker. Aside from the the more fun elements, the game will also feature well known circuits such as Monaco, Silverstone and the new Circuit of Americas in Austin.

F1 Race Stars will launch on the Xbox 360, Playstation and PC in November.

F1 RACE STARS will blast off the grid this November for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC. Fans can see the trailer and keep up to date with all the latest news about F1 RACE STARS by visiting www.F1racestars.com.

Today Codemasters® announced that the all-new addition to its acclaimed FORMULA ONE gaming portfolio is F1 RACE STARS, a fast-to-the-fun arcade racing game for all ages featuring official FORMULA ONE cars, teams and circuits as they've never been seen before. Set to arrive this November, gamers can see how F1 RACE STARS will take FORMULA ONE over the top in the first trailer video, now playing at www.F1RaceStars.com.

The video reveals how 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPTM drivers Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel have been transformed into personality-packed heroes and FORMULA ONE circuits are converted into over-the-top tracks built for super-charged speed.

In the video, the drivers are shown blasting down the track in their F1 RACE STARS cars. However there's a surprise ahead as the circuit begins to transform and a tight hairpin elevates into the sky. Undaunted, the racing heroes accelerate and take the race onwards and upwards.

Coming this holiday season for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC, F1 RACE STARS is now in production at Codemasters Racing Studios in Birmingham, UK, the home of the BAFTA award-winning series of Official FORMULA ONE games, and is being created under exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One World Championship Limited.

F1 RACE STARS will deliver formula fun on every straight, hairpin, jump and loop-the-loop with super-fast racing and a range of power-ups for players to collect and deploy as they sprint for the chequered flag ahead of their rivals.

F1 RACE STARS will take players on a world tour of iconic FORMULA ONE locations, including Monaco, Silverstone and the new Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas, recreated as fantastical racing circuits built for speed and wheel-to-wheel competition. Friends and family can share the fun too; F1 RACE STARS will deliver 4-player split-screen racing and 12-player competition alongside an extensive career mode featuring a number of Championships.

Chris Gray, Senior Producer, F1 RACE STARS, said: "We're really excited to bring the whole cast of FORMULA ONE into a fun new world of racing. We've really let our Art and Design teams off the leash to bring F1 stars' personalities alive in a new way and create a game where racing fans of all ages can jump into all-action solo, split-screen and online multiplayer races. It's the game we've wanted to create for a long time and, building on our strong relationship with Formula One Management Limited, we're now able to bring Codemasters' long-standing expertise in track design and AI to create a FORMULA ONE racing experience quite unlike any other."

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Comments (5)

 GMW GMW
Wow, This is the first "F1" game that's got me really excited, in a long time. I'm already itching to buy it as soon as it is out! It's all about the FUN!!!
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July 21, 2012 1:44 am
 SubZGFX SubZGFX
Mario*
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July 20, 2012 3:10 pm
 dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Call me crazy, but this looks awesome.
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July 20, 2012 2:06 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
This is F1 racing from Maldonado's perspective.
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July 20, 2012 11:18 am