Travis dug the extreme realism of the original Project Cars game two years ago (review here), and today we get the announcement that Project Cars 2 finally has a North American release date. Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco have released an E3 “sizzle” trailer to showcase the new sandbox career mode, starting off at the kart level and building your way up to being a motorsport monster. Better yet, if you are inclined, you can jump straight into the serious racing as well. There are nine motorsport disciplines to specalize in, so it should also have a bit of replay value. Here’s a nibble on some of the other advancements in this installment for the franchise:

MULTI-CLASS ACTION
Passion for motorsport is embodied in the fan-requested multi-class racing that enables drivers to compete in any car and track in a field of multiple car classes which replicates the world’s most famous endurance racing championships, past and present. Whether it’s iconic cars from the golden age of sports cars, modern prototypes, or GT3, all classes of cars can now race together in either single or championship mode as Project CARS 2 scores the driver’s position not just overall, but in-class too.

Capturing all the thrills of motorsport means drivers are able to competing in any car, anytime, anywhere, off- and-online, against both in-class competitors and other classes too.

Feel the adrenaline rush as you close-in fast on a GT race car in the coldness of night at Le Mans in your Le Mans Prototype; scan your mirrors on a wet day at the Nürburgring as a Porsche 911 GT3 R monster bursts from the fog and cuts past your Renault Clio as if you were standing still. This is motorsport in Project CARS 2.

OPTIMIZED HANDLING
Project CARS 2 delivers an unparalleled racing experience for players of all skill levels and driving desires. Players can hop in and drive any car, on any track, at any time. Bleeding-edge visuals, precise car physics, revamped confidence-inspiring gamepad controls combined with advanced and newly refined tire grip and slip physics provide drivers with optimized control and feel in all situations. Recalibrated and highly realistic A.I. make Project CARS 2 the most immersive and technically-advanced racing simulation on the planet.

Project CARS 2 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in a worldwide release on September 22, 2017.