Project CARS Coming To Retail Stores Thanks To Bandai Namco

By William Usher 4 months ago discussion comments
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Bandai Namco Games recently announced that they will be handling the worldwide distribution of Slightly Mad Studios crowd-funded game, Project CARS. The game will be landing on a retail shelf near you on the Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U this November.

The announcement about the game's worldwide distribution deal comes along with two new trailers to help sell the concept of the title and it's high-end racing concept to gamers who may not be familiarized with the project.

The first trailer describes the game's goal and what the career mode and player progress will be like. You can check it out below, as it starts off showcasing some amazing in-game shots and then slow-builds into a crescendo of beautiful race cars running across the track while sacrificing rubber to the sky. Check it out below.



As you can see, if you're looking for a Wipeout or F-Zero style racer you're not going to find it here in Project CARS. This game was Kickstarted by fans who wanted something like Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport on PC and Wii U. That's right, a lot of fans really wanted a simulated racing title for the Wii U and Slightly Mad Studios is delivering.

Personally, I feel as if Nintendo should really work something out with Slightly Mad, as far as advertising goes, and get a Wii U bundle going for the fall. It would be the perfect opportunity to cash-in on fans who really want a serious simulation racer for the Nintendo console but may not be aware that one is on the way. I imagine both Sony and Microsoft are also eying the project, but they both have Driveclub and Forza Horizon 2 on the horizon (no pun intended) and this game could easily eat into their market and mind-share. Nintendo is the only one who has absolutely nothing to lose by backing Project CARS with their advertising dollars.

I mean, check out this trailer below and tell me that Nintendo couldn't make a few fans with something like this.



Anyway, Bandai Namco is aiming to clean-up where they can in the distribution retail space for all three systems.

Chris Gilbert Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bandai Namco Games America, commented about the recent deal, saying...
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Slightly Mad Studios for Project CARS,” ... “Combining the passion of an involved racing community with the talents of an extremely talented development team with pro-racing expertise creates an unprecedented collaborative effort to develop a true next-gen racing experience.”

The game is certainly shaping up to be an amazing experience on home consoles and PC. The alpha has been available and showcased for PC quite a bit – in fact, before this summer, every promotional trailer for Project CARS happened to be community-made. So yes, all that time you've been seeing real gameplay from the PC version of Project CARS. No tricks, no bullshots.

You can learn more about the game by paying a kind visit to the official website. Project CARS is due for release this November for the new-gen consoles and PC.
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