Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Racer

Need for Speed Most Wanted launch trailer released

Criterion Games and EA have released a launch trailer for Need for Speed Most Wanted, with the game set to hit store shelves next week. As with the original 2005 Most Wanted, the open-world racer eschews traditional tracks and the simulation style for a design focused on speed, flash, and of course, outrunning the police. Multiplayer has an increased importance this time around, and as with the current crop of EA racers, the game supports Autolog.

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Forza Horizon speeds onto store shelves for 360

Forza Horizon (360) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The Forza series returns today with the release of Forza Horizon. The 360-exclusive racer is based around the Horizon Festival in Colorado, with events taking place throughout cities and on winding country roads. Gamers who pick up and play the game within the first week will also unlock a gift car, the 2010 Saleen S5S Raptor. And for those who want another extra car, the 2013 SRT Viper GTS is unlocked for those who download the demo and play it before launching the full version.

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DLC, Xbox 360 News

Forza Horizon Season Pass, Rally Expansion Pack detailed

Forza Horizon (360) Rally DLC Announcement - Header

With Forza Horizon launching next week, Turn 10 Studios has announced the game’s first downloadable content drop, the Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack. The expansion will add off-road rally racing with new surface types, co-driver calls, and rally-tuned cars. In addition, full details of the Season Pass, which includes the Rally Expansion and all subsequent DLC packs, have been released and included below.

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Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1 announced for 360, PS3

L.A. Noire: Complete Edition (PC) Req and Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 3

Rockstar has announced a new compilation just in time for the holidays, Rockstar Games Collection Edition 1. The $59.99 set includes Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (standalone release of GTA IV’s two DLC expansions, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony), L.A. Noire, and the street racer Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition.

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Forza Horizon demo brings Colorado’s scenic roadways to Live

Forza Horizon (360) Trailer Reveal Announcement - Screenshot 2

Turn 10 Studios has launched a new demo for their upcoming racer Forza Horizon. The demo includes a handful of cars as well as several event types, such as a street race over the Finley Dam and a Horizon Festival event over the upper hills. Players who download the demo will also unlock the exclusive 2013 SRT Viper GTS for play in the full version when it launches on October 23.

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Xbox 360 News

Trials Evolution – Origin of Pain DLC now available on Live

Trials Evolution (360) Origin of Pain DLC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Trials Evolution’s first DLC pack, Origin of Pain, has launched on Live Marketplace. The drop, developed by series creator RedLynx, is available for 400 MS Points and includes 36 new tracks, new skill games, new gear, new objects, and a new BMX bike mode.

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Forza Horizon launch trailer, demo tear up the streets of Colorado

The buildup to Forza Horizon’s release at month’s end begins today with the reveal of the launch trailer. The footage features a winding race through Colorado’s busy streets and its sprawling countryside. The trailer also doubles as an announcement that the demo will launch next week, on October 9. The demo will feature the locations from the trailer, as well as several events that span numerous environs and cars.

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Xbox 360 News

Midway Arcade Origins to bring 30-plus retro titles to 360, PS3

Midway has had a few popular compilations over the years, with last generation’s Arcade Treasure line being a noteworthy set, and Warner Bros. is ensuring that the current generation will get their retro fix with Midway Arcade Origins. Currently in development at Backbone Entertainment, Arcade Origins will contain over 30 titles from yesteryear, including Gauntlet, Joust, Marble Madness, Spy Hunter, and Super Off Road. The games will also support up to three players in local co-op as well as leaderboards.

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Trials Evolution to get Origin of Pain DLC this fall

Trials Evolution (360) Origin of Pain DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has announced that the first round of DLC for Trials Evolution, Origin of Pain, will be available this fall. Developed by series creator RedLynx, the 400 MS Point pack will include 36 new tracks, a new BMX bike, and “tons” of new objects for the track editor.

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Codemasters announces Grid 2 for 2013 console, PC racing season

Grid 2 (360, PC, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Codemasters has announced that Grid 2 is currently in full development for 360, PC, and PS3. The sequel will bring back the Flashback time-rewind feature from the original, as well as feature four decades’ worth of selected rides from Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Players will race on courses from licensed circuits around the world, with tracks hosted in such locales as Abu Dhabi, California, Miami, and Paris.

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