COLIN McRAE: DiRT™2 E3 2009 TEASER VIDEO TAKES GAMERS TO THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST RACE FESTIVALS

Monday 1st June/... Why get muddy when you can get DiRTy? With 40 of the world’s hottest bands, nine international locations and 100 amazing off-road events, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is set to be the hottest festival ticket this year. Gamers can today get their first real taste of the game’s international events as Codemasters® revealed the E3 2009 gameplay teaser video, now available from www.dirt2game.com.

From multi award-winning developer, Codemasters® Racing Studio, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 builds on the acclaimed career mode of the best-selling original with the introduction of the“DiRT 2 World Tour”. Alive with vibrancy and colour and packed with attitude, this extreme sports festival takes in nine stunning locations around the world, each with a unique flavour that brings the very best of modern off-roading together into one engrossing, highly personalised racing experience.

Accompanied by 50 drivers, including Ken Block, Tanner Faust, Dave Mirra and Travis Pastrana, players will take part in 100 events, each partnered with some of the smartest brands around. As players travel to the international each location on the DiRT 2 World Tour, they’ll park up at international race festivals that are packed with noise and atmosphere, with hundreds of people in attendance and bands playing live sets on nearby stages.

As the video showcases, the action out on the track is hotter than ever too. With peerless visuals and lightning fast racing thrills, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 ’s drivers will be put through their paces in a variety of contemporary racing disciplines, including rally, rallycross and raid.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 powerslides into stores this September for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games For Windows® LIVE, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system . See the teaser video right now at www.dirt2game.com with the full stunning E3 Showcase video to follow next week.

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ABOUT COLIN McRAE: DiRT 2

Melding turbo-charged off-roading with extreme sports attitude, the eagerly anticipated next chapter in the legendary racing series, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 , will deliver a thrilling and stylish off-road racing experience. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 takes off-road racing games to a new level with thrilling new race types, big event atmosphere, stunning locations, a new breed of off-roading heroes and feature a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines covering seven vehicle classes.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will take players on a World Tour of adrenaline-fuelled extreme off-road events in stunning real-world locations. Events include exhilarating rally cross inthe massive Los Angeles sports stadium’s“Stadium King Shootout”, edge-of-control canyon racing of Utah’s“Creek Trailblazer” event, the“Rawang Rally Run” along treacherous Malaysian rainforest tracks and the“Battersea Battle”, where night races are staged at the iconic London power station.Building on the technical and gameplay benchmark of Colin McRae: DiRT and borrowing from snowboarding and skateboarding lifestyle and culture, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will also add full online multiplayer and social networking functions, inviting players to become part of an extreme sports community.

Titling information:

To be titled“Colin McRae: DiRT 2” in all territories outside of the U.S. where the game will be published as‘DiRT 2’.

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Adrian Lawton Communications Manager

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