Codemasters have today officially announced that Grid 2, the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, Race Driver: Grid, will race into retail on May 31st for the Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PC.

With Grid 2 Codemasters aims to raise the gameplay and technological bar for motorsport gaming and promises to bring new standards for a racing multiplayer experience with “an entirely distinct and extensive gameplay component and unique progression system”. One of the new features in the game will be the TrueFeel Handling System will use real physics and an advanced AI where each spectacular race unfolds with cinematic immersion.

The developer has also announced a GRID 2 Special Edition, available for pre-order, which features extra content, redeemable via download on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE® for Xbox 360 and Windows PC, illustrated in screenshots also released today.