Codemasters today announced that a special edition of GRID is coming to Nintendo DS this summer, complete with a street creation system.
Set to launch alongside the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions, the Nintendo DS edition of GRID has been specifically designed for the handheld. Exclusively for the Nintendo DS edition, GRID will feature an evolved version of the track editor first seen in Race Driver: Create and Race.
With more than 60 individual pieces, the creation system offers near-limitless design options, including the ability to personalize trackside hoardings and billboards. Players will be able to craft complete championship circuits in detail or, using the simple Free-Draw tool, create and race within minutes.
Extensive online and multiplayer options let players compete in adrenaline pumping four-player races, climb to the top of global online leader boards for every race event, or share up to four individually created tracks with up to four players in the ultimate custom race series. Gamers can also upload and download new tracks to GRID servers.
GRID will deliver intense, incident-packed wheel-to-wheel racing against aggressive AI opponents to create a breathtaking race experience, all the way from the grid to the flag. Accessible handling will enable gamers to jump straight into the action, while a huge career mode includes championship and race events. Quick fire challenges offer a fast fix of racing for gamers on-the-go and include time trials, speed tests and chase events.
players will race at beautifully realized and diverse locations across three continents. In Europe, race prestige marques on the world’s most famous circuits including Spa and the Nurburgring. In the U.S., compete in powerful muscle cars through the streets of San Francisco to Washington DC. Taking the race to Japan, experience the unique exhilaration of drift racing on the neon-lit streets of Shibuya and then compete in Touge events, downhill races that are just barely legal.