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SANTA CLARA, Calif., (October 28, 2016) – Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Slightly Mad Studios, in collaboration with Pagani Automobili, today announced the release of Project CARS™ – Pagani Edition in the Americas.  The game is available exclusively as a free digital download for PCs via STEAM® starting October 28, 2016.

This free, PC-only game has been built around the market-leading Project CARS game, and is the result of a unique collaboration with legendary Italian car-maker Pagani Automobili. Designed to showcase both the very best examples of Pagani’s eponymous supercars along with the world-class technology that underpins the best-selling Project CARS game, Project CARS – Pagani Edition is an invitation to encounter the digital integration of high-octane hypercars with cutting-edge racing-game technology.

Featuring the Pagani Huayra, Huayra BC, Zonda Cinque, Zonda R, and Zonda Revolucion, Project CARS – Pagani Edition has been specifically designed to run on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and offers both car and motorsport aficionados the last word in state-of-the-art simulation.

“Collaborating with world-class auto-makers such as Pagani is a real thrill for any racing simulation developer.” said Stephen Viljoen, Game Director for Project CARS. “Key to our thinking in creating the Project CARS – Pagani Edition game was how to showcase both the best of what is undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic car-makers, and the leading-edge technology that underpins our Project CARS franchise. We’re confident that this will be a wonderful experience for those who haven’t yet tried our game, especially in VR, where we are market-leaders.”

“I’ve always been thrilled by videogames, and Project CARS sums all the things that I love about cars: the passion and the experience.” said Horacio Pagani, Founder and Chief Designer, Pagani Automobili “I’m proud and honored to see the Project CARS – Pagani Edition, and I hope all our fans all over the world enjoy the possibility to drive our creations, especially the new Pagani Huayra BC.”

Project CARS – Pagani Edition offers three intricately modeled tracks—the Nürburgring and Nordschleife combo, Monza GP, and Azure Coast—along with two game modes, full VR support on both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, as well as support for 4K screens and traditional displays.

Project CARS is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and Project CARS – Pagani Edition is available exclusively as a free digital download via for PCs via STEAM® starting October 28, 2016. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: or follow us on Facebook at or join the conversation at


About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major videogame consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top videogame franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based videogames including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at or


Slightly Mad Studios is the team behind the critically acclaimed GTR® series, Need For Speed® Shift™, and Shift 2 Unleashed®. It has over 10 years of pedigree in racing games, and Project CARS represents the culmination of all that experience and heritage.

With a central studio near Tower Bridge, London and over 120 veteran staff working worldwide via a unique distributed development system, Slightly Mad Studios is currently hard at work on a number of pioneering and innovative titles.

About Pagani Automobili

Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian Supercar manufacturer. e company was founded in 1993 by Horacio Pagani, and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, near Modena, Italy.

The philosophy driving the company embraces a concept borrowed from the Renaissance. It is embodied by the great Leonardo da Vinci over 500 years ago, when he stated: “Art and Science were disciplines that must walk together hand in hand.” For more information please visit:

About Project CARS

Project CARS, created by gamers and tested by real-world racing drivers, features world-class graphics and handling, a ground-breaking, dynamic time of day and weather system, deep tuning capability, and pit stop functionality. Project CARS was a launch title for the Oculus Rift, and has become the defining racing game on PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and PC, with over 2 million units sold, as well as the outright frontrunner in the burgeoning arena of Virtual Reality both on the Oculus and HTC Vive.

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