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‘Summer of Combat’ on Route to Indie Hit GRIP: Combat Racing from Wired Productions and Caged Element
Free Play Days on Xbox One-version to kick off action packed three-month campaign across all platforms that will bring new tracks, cars, arenas and a mystery vehicle that will steer you back to the 80s
Watford, UK – July 3, 2019 –– Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, and leading developer Caged Element Inc., today revealed plans for GRIP’s Summer of Combat as they close in on the first anniversary of the arcade racer’s full multi-format release.
The Summer of Combat campaign is going to make the summer sizzle even hotter and commences with an action-packed free weekend for Xbox Live Gold members. The free weekend event begins Thursday, July 4 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT, alongside a 50% sale for racers that want to keep the battle going after the chequered flag waves! Summer of Combat then moves to PlayStation 4, Switch and PC, with weekly developer races and a scorching amount of new content. From new tracks and arena maps, to brand-new vehicles (including an as yet unannounced new licensed IP!) – in addition to a host of new updates and optimisation as the developers continuously look to fine-tune GRIP for its players!
Powered by Unreal® Engine 4, GRIP: Combat Racing was a holiday hit in 2018. Since its launch, Wired Productions and Caged Element have released six free tracks, created battle lines with Red Vs Blue team modes and in May 2019, dropped the game changing update ‘AirBlades’ – which introduced anti-grav racers to the track for adrenaline pounding wheel-to-wing action, flipping the title on its head in a first for the genre!
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GRIP’s Summer of Combat will include:
- Xbox Gold Free Play Days (July 4th to 7th)
- New Artifex vehicle manufacturer containing 3 new Airblade and Roller vehicles (DLC)
- Two new free Space tracks
- New garage cosmetic packs to further customise your vehicles (DLC)
- New free Orbital Prime ‘Skate Style Park’ arena map
- New retro car DLC pack
- … and to be revealed new car, inspired by an 80’s classic
GRIP: Combat Racing can be purchased now for console platforms (SRRP £34.99 / €34.99) and PC (SRRP £24.99 / €24.99) – digitally on Steam, the PlayStation™ Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo Switch or physically, upright or upside-down at global retail.
In addition to its digital release on Xbox One, GRIP: Combat Racing is available through the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, bringing the title to Xbox players around the world.
About GRIP: Combat Racing
Inspired by the Rollcage games of the late 90s and backed by a highly-skilled and accomplished team, which includes Rollcage programming veteran, Robert Baker, GRIP: Combat Racing celebrates the re-emergence of blindingly fast arcade combat racers, offering a true, wheel-gripping racing experience – where utter destruction serves one true purpose: be the first to cross the finish line.
About Caged Element
Caged Element is an innovative new development studio headquartered in Toronto, Canada, formed by a group of seasoned racing game developers and fans. Nostalgic for the return of the hard-core combat racer, GRIP, which quickly gained profile through Steam early access and launching across all formats in 2018, along with substantial and on-going content drops throughout 2019. For more information visit: http://www.cagedelement.com.
About Wired Productions Ltd
Wired Productions is an award-winning video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Founded in 2008 and shortlisted by MCV for Indie Publisher of the Year in both 2018 and 2019, Wired has produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms. Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, notable launches to date include Close to the Sun, GRIP: Combat Racing, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and The Town of Light.
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