Watford, England - July 5, 2018 - Wired Productions Ltd., a leading independent video games publisher, and developer Caged Element Inc. are excited to announce ‘Carkour’ mode for GRIP – a ferociously fast, futuristic arcade combat racer hurtling towards the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC via Steam® this Autumn.
Check our the new Carkour trailer here: https://youtu.be/r_oREd67HlA
Releasing this Autumn, GRIP will feature, amongst other modes, 19 challenging ‘Carkour’ maps in which players are challenged to master a series in increasingly mind-bending stunt courses. Eighteen maps are Point-to-Point, culminating in a final, ‘open’ map – a playground of jumps, twist and turns packed full of collectibles.
From the short, sharp, shock of the Easy (Airtime, Speed, Squiggly, Tubes, Upsy Downsy) and Normal (Live Jump, Scoops, Slide) courses to the more demanding Hard (Angles, Endurance, Rainbow Road) and Nightmare (Half Tubes, Loop Gap) runs, there’s something to challenge everyone irrespective of skill level. Carkour Mode is the perfect tonic for those looking to concentrate on fine-tuning their timing, speed, and spatial awareness before heading back into Campaign or multi-player modes.
Taking full advantage of the current generation of gaming hardware, GRIP accelerates ahead of the racing crowd by offering players speeds of over 767 mph - making it the fastest racing game on four wheels, across roads, ceilings and anything else players can land their tyres on to. The game will benefit from the enhanced power behind the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, delivering eye-pleasing visuals with spectacular in-game physics and harnessing the potential that comes from building with Unreal® Engine 4.
GRIP will see racers speeding their way around 22 breath-taking tracks across a variety of hostile and foreign worlds. Remaining focused on the task at hand, players must be merciless in their quest to cross the finish line; deploying an arsenal of 9 devastating weapons and power-ups to give them the advantage to take the lead against fierce competitors. From explosive darts, mines, and missiles to shields and turbos; these weapons will allow players to not only target other cars, but the environment surrounding them - blasting their way through structures or collapsing them unexpectedly onto unsuspecting opponents.
Racers can pick from a roster of 15 armoured cars - some swift and agile, while others are brutish and heavily armoured. Modifying further to suit their style, players can also customize each vehicle with an array of varied paint jobs, decals, wheels and other details. More information about the game’s cars, tracks, weapons and other modes - including the single-player campaign and Arena mode - will be detailed by Wired Productions later this year.
GRIP is currently available in early access on Steam, with a full release planned for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year.
Fully enhanced for PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X, GRIP was inspired by the Rollcage games of the late 90’s and backed by a highly-skilled and accomplished team. Harnessing the power of Unreal® Engine 4 to deliver gravity-defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish guns. The game features a killer soundtrack, combined with furious speeds and intense action guaranteed to generate countless unforgettable gaming moments - online or offline - with split screen races and tournaments across all platforms. Born of the age of street racing, and losing none of its cut-throat nature, it’s not enough to just cross the line in GRIP; more important is how you got there and how much destruction you unleashed upon your rivals along the way. From customizing cars to mastering gravity defying manoeuvres; race your way across the cosmos, utilising weapons, power-ups and a destructible environment to ensure not only victory, but the complete annihilation of your opponents.
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 is a leading video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Founded 2008 and shortlisted by MCV for Indie Publish of the Year 2018, Wired have 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 Super Dungeon Bros, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and The Town of Light.
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.
Al Hibberd |Wired Productions