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F1 2013 announced for 360, PS3 and PC - gameplay videos

New mode sees players race classic cars against legendary drivers

Codemasters has officially announced F1 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Featuring all the cars, circuits and star drivers from the 2013 season, the game will be available worldwide this autumn in two editions: F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition.

The racing title will feature a new gameplay mode called F1 Classics, in which players race classic cars on iconic circuits against legendary drivers.

F1 Classics, introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker, allows players to race iconic 1980s cars from Williams, Lotus and Ferrari against drivers including Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Gerhard Berger, with more to be announced, on classic circuits Brands Hatch and Jerez. Classic content is also available in a range of other game modes, including split-screen and online multiplayer modes.

The premium F1 2013: Classic Edition delivers even more classic content with two additional content packs featuring content from the 1990s and additional circuits to be enjoyed in F1 Classics and other game modes. The 1990s pack includes classic cars from both Williams and Ferrari and drivers such as David Coulthard, Jacques Villeneuve, Eddie Irvine and Alain Prost and others. The two packs included in F1 2013: CLASSIC Edition will also be available as optional DLC for players of F1 2013 shortly after release.

Here's a teaser trailer for the game and the first two F1 2013 gameplay videos, featuring hot laps of Nurburg and Silverstone

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Over the weekend, F1 series creative director Steve Hood appeared to rule out a Wii U version of F1 2013, claiming "it'd have to be a very different game just to run" on Nintendo's console. He also said a Vita version "just doesn't make financial sense".

F1 2012 released on September 21 last year for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. In our F1 2012 review, we said: "New modes and challenges will open up F1 2012 to a wider audience, but the strong underlying mechanics will still satisfy hardcore drivers."

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