Slated to arrive in September 18th and 21st
Codemasters has confirmed the release dates for F1 2012. The game, which was announced for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC will hit retailer shelves on September 18th in North America and September 21st in Europe. Warner Brothers Interactive will continue to handle the distribution for Codemasters titles in North America, from our understanding.
The 2012 version of F1 adds a new Champions Mode, which Codemasters just confirmed last week, and a new Young Drive Test mode, which aims to help those new to the game get a grasp on the ins and outs of it. Many have complained over the years that F1 games are difficult to get the hang of and Codemasters has gone to great length to attempt to address this.
Those in North America will perhaps be most excited about the return of F1 racing to the United States with the addition of the new track in Austin, Texas, which appears in the game for the first time. In addition, the Hockenheim track in Germany returns this year.
The game also adds a number of new features that makes this the best release of the Codemasters F1 titles so far. With all of the new features and the new circuit in Austin, Texas, sales are expected to be a bit stronger in North America this year where F1 isn’t as popular.