|Released||November 16, 2009|
The creator and publisher of acclaimed racing video games, Codemasters, has announced a new generation of FORMULA ONE video games that will feature Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, and all the official drivers, teams, and circuits from the 2009 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Codemasters has an exclusive worldwide contract with Formula One Administration Limited.
Lewis Hamilton makes his videogame debut in F1 2009, which also brings Formula One to the Wii for the first time and allows players to drive his MCLAREN MP4-24 Formula One vehicle and compete to defend his FIA Formula One World Championship title. Thanks to new rules on aerodynamics, slick tires, and the introduction of the KERS boost system, which is intended to help with overtaking, the new 2009 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP promises to be one of the most entertaining and hotly contested. To provide a really thrilling racing experience, F1 2009 will incorporate the regulation revisions, including KERS.
F1 2009 will feature a range of race types, including a full FORMULA ONE season and individual arcade-style challenges, setting new benchmarks for immersion and authenticity on Wii. Individual players will have access to customizable driving aids, enabling both inexperienced and seasoned drivers to maintain control of their vehicle. Driver assistance will allow friends, families, and people with different abilities to play together in wheel-to-wheel split-screen collaborative and competitive multiplayer races inside this game’s multiplayer mode.