The original GRiD was probably one of the funnest racing games I could have played since the original Gran Turismo launched on the original PlayStation. We hadn’t heard of the GRiD games since 2008 and now 5 years later, Codemasters has resurrected their racing series with GRiD 2 and released a full new gameplay reveal trailer that you can view above. Here are a few informational snippets from Codemasters regarding the new GRiD 2 straight from the press release.

GRID 2, the long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, critically acclaimed Race Driver: GRID™, will race into retail on 31st May for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC.

GRID 2’s Road Racing locations are represented as cars including the BMW E30 M3 Sport Evolution, Ford Mustang Mach 1 and Chevrolet Camaro Z28 RS SS 1970  race head-to-head on the California Coast. Track Racing is shown at Austria’s Red Bull Ring, where the Ariel Atom 3, BAC Mono and KTM X-Bow R go flat out around this historic circuit.

Street Racing, meanwhile, is shown in Paris, as marques including the McLaren MP4-12C, Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG and Corvette Z06 Centennial Edition tear around the Arc de Triumph. Hot hatches including the Alfa Romeo Giuletta and Ford Focus ST race into the night in Barcelona and stunning cars including the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Nismo Z Tune, Pagani Huayra, Koenigsegg Agera R and more charge through Chicago.

Fans who pre-order at Game online or in store can choose the GRID 2: Brands Hatch Edition which includes extra content redeemable via download on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE® for Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The GRID 2: Brands Hatch Edition includes:

McLaren Racing Pack
Receive the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Special Edition car to race in single-player, multiplayer and online events. Plus expand the game with two routes around the legendary Brands Hatch GP Circuit.

Head Start Pack
Receive the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT car to race in single-player, multiplayer and online events. Plus make cash earned in-game go further with discounts in GRID 2’s multiplayer vehicle and modification store and receive a RaceNet bonus.

GRID 2 will challenge players to be fast, be first and be famous. Going behind the wheel of a handpicked selection of automotive icons spanning four decades, gamers will race their way to the top of a new, evolving world of motorsport. From Paris to Abu Dhabi, Chicago to the sun-kissed California coast and beyond, beautifully created city streets, licensed circuits and edge-of-control mountain roads will become home to the most visceral and exhilarating racing yet.

GRID 2 will also set new standards for a racing multiplayer experience with an entirely distinct and extensive gameplay component and unique progression system. Deep customisation options and integration with RaceNet* – the online community portal for Codemasters Racing games which tracks player’s races, rewards and rivals – will offer further immersion and connectivity in GRID 2’s new world of motorsport.

Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame. 

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