Watford, England - May 9, 2019 - Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, and developer Caged Element Inc., today launched a game changing update for GRIP: Combat Racing, bringing futuristic anti-grav racers and wheeled vehicles together for the first time, as a free download for all players.
Inspired by Rollcage, and in partnership with key development team members from the original Rollcage, GRIP: Combat Racing launched in late 2018 to fuel the racing appetite of arcade gamers. A return to the hardcore combat scene of the 90's, bristling with heavy weapons and packing ferocious speed, the game is an intense, sensory feast. With a dedicated community and player numbers continually growing, GRIP: Combat Racing has seen a huge amount of content and updates since launch, with constant optimization, new tracks and new playing modes having already been introduced, GRIP: Combat Racing now receives the game changing feature, flipping the fundamental elements of gameplay, mechanics and physics, all-in-one surprise free update.
Bringing a whole new vehicle class, and uniting two genres from the 90's together for the first time, anti-grav racers called 'AirBlades', powered by an Element 115 anti-grav engine, fight against the aggressive wheel based mechanical monsters called Rollers, that launched with GRIP: Combat Racing, with both classes able to flip on any side, and choose their own path, not defined by the laws of gravity.
AirBlades is available on all the original race tracks that launched with GRIP: Combat Racing, plus all new levels set in out of space and is a completely free update for players. The inclusion of this latest update adds a robust new set of features sure to thrill fans and adrenaline junkies. GRIP: Combat Racing is now two games in one, giving racers the choice of how and where they drive!
"I'm pretty sure if WipeOut and Rollcage hooked up, this is the baby they'd pop out," said Leo Zullo, Managing Director of Wired Productions. "It's beyond exciting to finally be able to reveal AirBlades, as we see it as a true game-changer and industry first. GRIP: Combat Racing is a fantastic game and, thanks to the mighty talented team at Caged Element with their visionary idea and commitment, gamers are now able to experience an even more truly amazing and unique experience that helps to redefine the racing genre."
The AirBlades free update is live right now on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with Nintendo Switch to follow later in May.
GRIP: Combat Racing can be purchased now for console platforms (MSRP $39.99) and PC (MSRP $29.99) - digitally on Steam, the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, Nintendo Switch or physically, upright and upside-down at global retail. All players who already own GRIP: Combat Racing will receive Airblades as a free update.
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.
GRIP: Combat Racing is rated "T" for Teen by ESRB.
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.