THE THRUSTMASTER CARS 2 RANGE: A RACE ACROSS NEW CONTINENTS!

05.25.2011

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THE THRUSTMASTER CARS 2 RANGE: A RACE ACROSS NEW CONTINENTS!

London, May 26, 2011 — With its new range of officially-licensed Cars 2 accessories, Thrustmaster steers gamers straight into the heart of the game and lets them discover fun-filled horizons on PS3™, Wii™ and 3DS™. Their co-drivers in this fast-paced adventure are none other than the inimitable Lightning McQueen, Finn McMissile and Francesco Bernoulli. So fasten your seat belts and hold on tight... because things are about to really take off!
 
In the paddocks, on the 3DS™ continent, night is your ally:
 
In the world of 3DS™, where mobility is essential, 2 competitors employ an original tactic: the Cars 2 DS Projector Stylus, and the Cars 2 DS Pack. They help you enjoy excellent driving conditions, even at night.
 
To take advantage of the darkness, the Cars 2 DS Projector Stylus – featuring the likeness of Lightning McQueen – projects an image of Lightning McQueen and Francesco Bernoulli onto the wall! It’s simple to use: the projection stays on while you hold down the button, and turns off when you let it go. The stylus is compatible with all DS consoles, including the latest edition: the 3DS™.
 
The Cars 2 DS Pack, for DS® Lite, DS®i or 3DS™, is also perfect for nighttime use, as it features the projector stylus described above! Also included are a protective case for the console – which opens via a secret code – featuring an eye-catching relief design and carbon-textured accents, an anti-static cleaning cloth with the images of Lightning and Francesco, and a set of stickers of all your favorite Cars characters.
 
As soon as they arrive on the PS3™ continent, the competitors roar off:
 
They’ve only just arrived on the PS3™ continent, and 2 newcomers turn up for this latest leg of the race: the Cars 2 Wireless S-Pad and the Cars 2 PS3 Move Protection Pack. The first is focused on endurance, while the second provides solid protection.
 
At the controls of the Cars 2 Wireless S-Pad, a 2.4GHz wireless gamepad sporting the colors of Lightning McQueen, its 50 hours of battery life make long-distance driving a breeze. And for total comfort during extended racing sessions, the Cars 2 Wireless S-Pad features 360° grips and mini-sticks clad in high-quality rubber. On this gamepad, the winning configuration will be your own – since all buttons can be swapped, letting you create a personalized mapping setup. It includes a “Home” button for PS3™, plus a button that lets you sync the gamepad and its transmitter in multiplayer mode. What’s more, the Cars 2 Wireless S-Pad is not only compatible with PS3™, but PC as well! It’s the perfect setup that will have you driving right at the front of the pack.
 
On board the Cars 2 PS3 Move Protection Pack, Lightning McQueen and Francesco Bernoulli team up to provide maximum protection for PlayStation®Move for PS3, with 1 Move Motion Controller protector and 1 Move Navigation Controller protector, plus 2 wrist straps. All of these elements are sure to be a big plus for this long race.
 
On the Wii™ continent, the competitors size each other up and start plotting their racing strategies in the greatest secrecy:
 
Once they’ve arrived on the Wii™ continent, there is a palpable feeling of tension among the different racers just before the start of the race. However, two competitors seem remarkably calm, and not in the least bothered by all of the maneuvering taking place in the shadows: the Cars Wii Wheel, and the Cars 2 Wii 3D Skins Pack +
 
Lightning McQueen, the central character in the Cars Wii Wheel, the racing wheel for Wii™, approaches the race full of confidence, thanks to the different slots the wheel has available: one to insert the Wii Remote™, another that lets you use the infrared pointer without removing the Wii Remote™, and a final one to thread through the wrist strap. When you add in its textured grip, set of additional stickers and wide 21cm diameter, the reasons for his confidence become crystal clear.
 
The other competitor that seems sure of itself, the Cars 2 Wii 3D Skins Pack +, features the 2 stars Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile, in the form of Wii Remote™ 3D customization skins and matching wrist straps. Boasting 3D lenticular printing with depth, movement and color-changing effects, the Cars 2 Wii 3D Skins Pack + strikes fear into the hearts of other competitors, especially since the skins are so easy to use and can be reapplied up to 50 times.
 
For Wii, the Cars Wii Wheel is available at a suggested retail price of £11.99 (VAT included), and the Cars 2 Wii 3D Skins Pack + will be available from June at a suggested retail price of £4.99 (VAT included).
 
For DS (all models), the Cars 2 DS Pack and the Cars 2 DS Projector Stylus will be available from June at suggested retail prices of £16.99 (VAT included) and £5.99 (VAT included), respectively. 
 
For PS3, the Cars 2 PS3 Move Protection Pack and the Cars 2 Wireless S-Pad will be available from June at suggested retail prices of £8.99 (VAT included) and £24.99 (VAT included), respectively.
 
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