What’s a racer without guns? Well, it certainly isn’t GRIP!

Announced today by Wired Productions and developer Caged Element Inc, GRIP promises to redefine the combat racer – turning the genre upside down in fact – as it prepares to release on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC later in 2018.

Fully charged wheels to the wall action is promised as GRIP has been inspired by those games of the late 1990s, just fully enhanced for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. With the power of Unreal Engine 4 delivering gravity defying physics alongside a bristling arsenal of outlandish weapons, GRIP delivers the fastest, most competitive racing experience ever.

It also features a killer soundtrack, furious speeds and intense action, with GRIP pretty much guaranteed to generate unforgettable gaming moments – both online or offline – with nail-biting split screen racing and tournaments.

The world of GRIP has evolved from the age of street racing, where to win the race is never enough. Greatness only comes from the journey and the trail of merciless destruction you unleash upon your rivals along the way. And that will take place by seeing you scaling walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your tyres on to… as you master tantalising tracks, tricks and perform mind-blowing stunts to race your way across the cosmos.

Customisation is also at the forefront of GRIP and personalising your vehicle, utilising devastating weapons and exploiting a destructible environment to ensure not only victory, but the complete annihilation of your opponents, is par for the combat racing course.

“We’re very excited to finally announce our partnership with Wired Productions today,” said Chris Mallinson, Game Director at Caged Element. “GRIP began as a passion project paying tribute to the great Rollcage games and racers of a past era, but it’s now truly transformed into a fully-fledged, futuristic combat racer fit for this generation. We’re extremely proud of the game and can’t wait to unleash it later this year on all platforms. Combat racing is back, baby.”

“As long-standing fans of Rollcage and the combat racing genre, we’re delighted to sign GRIP and to build our partnership with the incredible team at Caged Element,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Born from passion and nostalgia, driven by great minds and taking full advantage of the latest capabilities in both engine and hardware, GRIP is a racer with limitless horsepower and the title to keep your eye on this year.”

If you’re attending GDP in San Fran this week, then you’ll see GRIP make its US debut in South Hall, Booth #1023 and will be available for consumers to get hands on for the first time at PAX East, Booth #20031 (Boston, USA) and EGX Rezzed (London, UK).

Make sure you check out the announcement trailer for GRIP below… and then leave us your thoughts in the comments section!

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