Start Your Rocket-Powered Thrusters and Prepare to Defy Gravity;  GRIP: Combat Racing is Out Now!

Racing and retail set to be turned upside down today as Wired Productions and Caged Element reignite the combat racing genre

Watford, England - November 6, 2018 - Wired Productions Ltd., a leading independent video games publisher, and developer Caged Element Inc. are revved up to announce the global launch of GRIP: Combat Racing – the blindingly-fast arcade combat racer and spiritual successor to Rollcage – available now on PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices (including the Xbox One X), Nintendo Switch™ and Steam® for Windows PC.

 

 

Check out the launch trailer for GRIP: Combat Racing - https://youtu.be/LZDopU7DWqU 

Wired is calling on racers around the world to ensure that the game is on shelves “the right way up” by turning boxes upside down at retail. Prizes and rewards will be available via GRIP’s social media throughout launch week. Check out the game’s Twitter and Facebook channels for full details.

Honouring the commitment to bring further tracks to the game free of charge, and in celebration of today’s launch, the first bonus track has been released. Joining the 22 unique and gravity-defying tracks already announced, the new course called SAAT Coast will challenge aspiring racers to employ super-human reflexes as they traverse a perilous jungle. 

Taking full advantage of the current generation of gaming hardware and benefiting from the potential that comes with building on Unreal® Engine 4, the game accelerates ahead of the racing crowd by offering players gravity-defying physics reaching speeds of over 767 mph - making it the fastest racing game on four wheels. Along with the breakneck speeds and intense action, players will generate countless unforgettable gaming moments – online or offline – with split- screen races and tournaments.

“Creating GRIP has taken us on a twisting, flipping rollercoasting of a ride,” said Chris Mallinson, Game Director on GRIP: Combat Racing. “Going from prototype, through early access, and now an all-platforms launch, we’re incredibly grateful to all the people who have helped make our vision a reality. We look forward to bringing even more content to the game after launch, and excited to see how the game is received.”

Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions, added: “What the team at Caged Element has created in GRIP is simply incredible. Working as a satellite studio, spread across the globe, their passion has driven them to create something a studio 10 times their size would be proud of. We’re delighted to see gamers finally get their hands on our biggest release to date.”

Robert Baker, Principal Programmer on GRIP: Combat Racing, said: “So many years on from Rollcage, it’s been an incredible honour working with my colleagues at Caged Element and the team at Wired Productions to create GRIP. I always wanted to make the genre faster and give huge credit to our team and many partners who have made this possible.”

The game can be purchased today for console (SRP £34.99 / €39.99 / $39.99) and PC (SRP £24.99 / €29.99 / €29.99) – digitally on the PlayStation™ Store, Xbox Games Store & Steam, or physically, upright and upside-down at select retailers.

In addition to its digital release on Xbox One, GRIP: Combat Racing today simultaneously joins the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, bringing the title to Xbox players around the world.

For more information visit http://www.wiredproducions.com. Fans can get the latest news by joining the GRIP: Combat Racing communities on Twitter at @gripvideogame, Facebook at @gripvideogame, via #GRIPCombatRacing, and on Discord.

To find a stockist of the game in your territory visit http://www.wiredproductions.com/where-to-buy/grip

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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 hardcore combat racer, their debut title GRIP quickly gained profile through Steam early access and is now hurtling towards an all formats release in 2018.

 

For more information visit: http://www.cagedelement.com.

 

About Wired Productions Ltd

Wired Productions, the team behind one of 2018’s most hotly anticipated titles, GRIP: Combat Racing, is a leading independent publisher of video games spanning a variety of genres, such as arcade, twin-stick shooters, action/adventures, role-playing, strategy and racing titles. Founded in Watford, UK, notable launches to date include Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, The Town of Light and Tiny Troopers Joint Ops.

 

For more information, or to join the Wired community, please visit:

wired.gg | facebook.com/WiredPro | twitter.com/Wiredp | youtube.com/wiredproductionsltd | discord.gg/wiredp | instagram.com/wired_productions_games

 

GRIP uses the Unreal® Engine. Unreal® is a trademark or registered trademark of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. and “Unreal® Engine, Copyright 1998 – 2018, Epic Games, Inc. All rights reserved.

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