F1 2009 by Codemasters: first video

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Codemasters have released the first video of their forthcoming Formula 1 game “F1 2009” for the Nintendo Wii.

They have also confirmed that the version of the game sold for the Nintendo Wii will come with a special F1 steering wheel-style adaptor for the controller. There are no new details on the Sony PSP version.

It’s good to know a new official F1 game is finally on its way – the last such game featured the 2006 season. I’d rather see what a version for PC, Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 would look like – i.e., something with a bit more processing punch than a Wii. We’ll hopefully get to see that version of the game in 2010.

Are you planning to buy F1 2009 for the Wii?

Press release

F1 2009, the official game of the 2009 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP??, is set to deliver an even more authentic experience for gamers as Codemasters?? today announced that a limited edition Race Wheel accessory, styled after the steering wheel of a FORMULA ONE car, will ship with the Wii?? edition in select territories??.

Images released today show the F1 2009 bundle box and the exclusive white Race Wheel, which the Wii Remote slots into, enabling players to steer FORMULA ONE cars in the game like their heroes. The news comes ahead of the 2009 FORMULA 1 TELEF?ǣNICA GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE in Valencia this coming weekend (August 23rd) and the circuit is featured in the first F1 2009 gameplay video released today. Packed with race action from the Valencia street circuit, playable for the first time in F1 2009 complete with unique swing bridge, the Valencia video is available from www.formula1-game.com.

F1 2009 will offer a fully authentic FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP experience with all the teams, drivers, cars and tracks from the enthralling 2009 season. Due for release this autumn, F1 2009 on the Wii version will set new standards for racing immersion and authenticity while remaining accessible for the entire family and the PSP version will allow fans the opportunity to enjoy the world?s most thrilling and glamorous sport on the move.

?? Race Wheel to be available with F1 2009 at launch except in North America and Japan.

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