E3 2011 Preview: Codemasters Releases F1 2011 Box Art & Announces Nintendo 3DS Version!

E3 2011 is coming up in less than two weeks and I am on a mission to bring you info on all the racing games, peripherals, and other car related video game awesomness I can.  Today, I am showing you the official box art For F1 2011 (below) and our own rendering (box art above is NOT official) of the F1 2011 Nintendo 3DS box art.  F1 2011 has also received an official release date of September 20th 2011 so mark your calendars.  Just like F1 2010, F1 2011 will be released for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.  The real newsworthy part is that Codemasters also plans to bring F1 2011 to the Nintendo 3DS and the next generation Sony handheld, the “NGP”!  So, not only can you have F1 racing on the go, you can have it on the go in 3D! FRESH!  The release dates for the handheld versions have not been announced yet but we will try to dig that out of Codemasters when I pay them a visit at E3 2011 for a hands-on demo of F1 2011 so stay tuned for that in the near future!


Press Release:

f1 2011™, sequel to BAFTA Award-Winning FORMULA ONE™ video game, confirmed with September 20th ship date

 The Official Game of the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Coming to HD Consoles and PC in September with New Handheld Platforms to Follow

LOS ANGELES – F1 2011, the sequel to the fastest-selling FORMULA ONE game ever released, will race into stores across North America on September 20th 2011, Codemasters® announced today.  F1 2011, the follow up to the BAFTA award-winning F1 2010™, is in development at Codemasters Birmingham for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows®.

Bespoke handheld editions of F1 2011 are also in production for Nintendo 3DS™ and Sony’s next generation portable entertainment system (NGP), each designed to take advantage of the new platforms’ unique capabilities; specific release dates for the handheld editions are to be announced.

In F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, live the life, go compete’, with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components.  F1 2011 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the highly anticipated 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including the current FIA FORMULA ONE Drivers’ World Champion Sebastian Vettel.  The 2011 season also sees the debut of the 2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Delhi’s Jaypee International Race Circuit and the return of the iconic Nürburgring to the calendar.

In production at Codemasters Studios Birmingham, F1 2011 is being developed using the EGO Game Technology Platform, Codemasters’ proprietary tech that powered the critically acclaimed, 2 million-plus selling F1 2010™, GRID and currently driving DiRT 3. To get all the news straight from the studio and to win the chance to play F1 2011 ahead of its release, race over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/formula1game.

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