Codemasters has confirmed today that the PSP release of TOCA Race Driver 2: Ultimate Racing Simulator (or just plain old TOCA 2), will be heading to the PSP during quarter 2 (which is between April and June). This is despite the fact that we Europeans still don't even have a release date for the hardware itself. Still, you'd think Codemasters would have more of an inkling in that regard.
The game covers a number of racing disciplines over a variety of championships, and it is probably best left to the official press release to fully describe the depth of the title:
"See the most motorsports on PSP - new TOCA Race Driver 2 movie sets the pace!
Feel like a race gaming god on the go, as Codemasters lines up TOCA Race Driver 2 for a Q2 release on the PlayStationÃÂ® Portable (PSP(TM)), complete with multiplayer racing over WiFI.
Get your motor running ahead of release with the new TOCA Race Driver 2 movie, exclusively running PSP footage, now available from: www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver2psp
TOCA Race Driver 2 brings the most motorsports in any game to PSP, complete with real performance cars, real damage, real physics, and real driver AI that adapts to suit your level of racing expertise.
Providing PSP petrol heads with the most diverse range of insanely fast motor sports ever seen in one game, including GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Rally, DTM, V8 Supercars, Global GT Lights, Rally Cross, Formula Ford, Open Wheel Grand Prix, Classic Car Racing, Super Truck racing, Stockcar Oval Racing, Ice-Racing, Convertible Racing, and Performance Cars.
With over 30 championships spanning the globe, from Chicago to Europe, and South Africa to Australia, you'll be tearing up the tarmac on 52 circuits, including Laguna Seca, Hockenheim, Surfers' Paradise, Brands Hatch, Pikes Peak Motor Speedway and Kyalami.
An interactive storyline takes you through the championships and captures the competitive intrigue of 12 drivers battling their way to win the ultimate racing experience: a drive as a Masters Grand Prix professional. Before you get that drive though, you'll need to beat the best racing in high-performance cars including Aston Martin (V12 Vanquish, DB9, DB7 and DB5), Jaguar (XJ220, XKR and E-Type), Ford (Mustang Cobra R, Ford GT, GT90, F150 Lightning Pick-up, Falcon BA), Holden Commodore VY, Mitsubishi 3000 GT, Mitsubishi EVO 7, Subaru Impreza WRX, ABT-Audi TT-R, Opel Astra V8 Coupe, AMG-Mercedes CLK, Koenig C62, Land Rover Bowler Wildcat, and the Nissan Skyline.
With LAN-style play for up to 8 players over WiFi, competitive racing has never been so closely fought. Even on PSP, TOCA Race Driver 2 features intense pack racing with up to 21 cars aggressively competing for position!"
For further details of the game (and to see the video mentioned), head on over to the official website at www.codemasters.co.uk/tocaracedriver2psp.