Codemasters have released a new gameplay video for their  upcoming racing sequel, GRID 2.

The gameplay video showcases he game’s intense Drift events and reveals key Asian locations, including the addition of Hong Kong, set to feature in the game.

The video comes also focusing on the Asian cars, clubs and locations set to star in GRID 2. Racers earn points for style and form in Drift events on steep and aggressive mountain roads filled with hairpins inspired by Okutama in Japan. Open Road racing is represented with Touge events in Hong Kong, where players must close the gap and take their chance to pass in one-on-one, contactless sprints.

Street Racing category is heavily showcased in Dubai where cars can power down highways and speed past visually stunning skyscrapers. Track Racing is shown at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi, one of the most advanced and thrilling dedicated racing circuits in the world which has played host to a wide range of motorsport up to the very highest level.

The Drift events allow players to show their skill in maintaining style and form as they break traction on ribbons of asphalt. Available in career mode, split-screen and online, each Drift event features three short multi-car runs on technical sections featuring combinations of corners and hairpins. Players must record the highest score possible, earning points for the speed, angle and duration of their drift as well as proximity to drift markers on corners. Drifting in GRID 2 requires players to look at cars in a different way, rewarding them for car control in a vehicle’s most unstable state on each and every spectacular run.

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GRID 2 will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on May 31st