Codemasters' F1 2013 is dated and primed, ready to cross Europe's finish line on October 4 before taking the podium in North America on October 8. The release date is a little later than usual for the yearly motorsport series, which typically arrives in late September, but matches neatly with the weekend of the Korean grand prix, when the real-life F1 season starts to gear towards its conclusion.
For fans who prefer their F1 with more Mansell-power, the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC game offers a new 'F1 Classics' mode featuring 1980s drivers and circuits, introduced of course by the retired but still legendary voice of F1, Murray "He's lost both right front tires!" Walker.
AHEAD OF THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX™ THIS WEEKEND, SEE AN IN-GAME HOT LAP AROUND THE HUNGARORING AT http://www.formula1-game.com
Friday July 26th [10:00 AM UK] – Codemasters® today announced that F1™ 2013, the latest entry in the award-winning series of officially licensed FORMULA 1™ videogames, will launch on October 4th for the Xbox 360® video games and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC.
To mark the release date announcement, Codemasters has released a hot lap video using work-in-progress in-game footage featuring the Hungaroring circuit which is set to stage the FORMULA 1 MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2013 this weekend. The video shows Toro Rosso–Ferrari's Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo taking on the famous circuit and is narrated by Anthony Davidson, former FORMULA ONE™ driver and Technical Consultant on F1 2013, who describes how drivers should attack each corner and carry as much speed as possible through the tight and twisty track in the battle for points this weekend.
F1 2013 will feature a new gameplay mode called F1 Classics giving fans the chance to race classic cars on iconic circuits against legendary drivers for the first time in Codemasters' award-winning series. Introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker, F1 Classics features a new fictional racing series allowing players to race cars, drivers and circuits from the 1980s. Classic content is also available in a range of other game modes, including split-screen and online multiplayer modes.
Further content will be available in a premium edition of the game, F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION, featuring 1990s Content and Classic Tracks. These two packs will be made available for purchase as optional DLC for players of F1 2013.
F1 2013 will also feature all the cars and stars from the 2013 season, allowing gamers to race as Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes and Segio Perez in the McLaren-Mercedes for the first time, and includes all of the rule changes, tyre changes and remodelled handling to authentically reflect the challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013's stunning roster of cars. A range of enhancements, improvements, split-screen and online multiplayer, plus new and returning game modes deliver the most complete simulation of a FORMULA ONE season in videogame history, with more detail to be revealed.
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