Amazon announces The Grand Tour game
James R | On 22, Aug 2018
Amazon has announced a video game based on The Grand Tour.
Yes, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are bringing their signature brand of car-based hijinks to a games console near you, with an “episodic racing game” based on the Amazon Prime Video TV show.
Created by Amazon Game Studios, The Grand Tour Game will see players drive the world’s most interesting cars in exotic locations, and participate in outrageous challenges.
The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will tie into Season 3 of the series. Episodes of The Grand Tour Game will be added weekly during the third season, capturing cars, locations, and surprises from each week’s episode.
Featuring “seamless transitions from clips of the show to gameplay”, plus “hours of original voice acting” from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, The Grand Tour Game aims to fuse the show’s trademark banter wth tracks such as the Eboladrome. Players can not only follow in the guys’ tire tracks, but race and challenge each other face-to-face. The Grand Tour Game features four-player splitscreen, so players can race against each other — and hurl insults.
“The Grand Tour is about powerful cars and ridiculous stunts, but it’s also about camaraderie,” says Craig Sullivan, Creative Director at Amazon Game Studios. “We’re committed to authentically capturing the spirit of the show: cars, banter with friends, and (mostly) friendly competition.”
Power-ups include High Tea, which spills tire-shredding cups and saucers, and More Horsepowers, which lets you blow past the competition.
“It’s a video game featuring me, the crashy one, and the slow one. That’s all you need to know,” says Jeremy Clarkson. “If you’ve always wanted to come on the road with us, this is as close as you’ll ever get. Unless you kidnap James and steal his face.”
“If you’ve ever wanted to do my job, now you can,” adds James May, “Obviously not literally, it’s just a game, so please don’t go through the drawers of my desk.”
“I live in the deep countryside, so frankly I’m impressed by anything that runs on electricity,” comments Richard Hammond. “But I have to admit this game is particularly brilliant, especially the four-player splitscreen.”
Here’s the trailer: