Colin McRae™: DiRT™ 2 for Mac Back on Track; Coming Online Today

DATE:

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

CONTACT:

Brad Gibson at bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

Feral Interactive today announced the immediate online release of Colin McRae: DiRT 2 . The game’s release has been delayed from July in order to improve compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Combining sublime handling, gorgeous visuals and dynamic competition, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 sets a new standard for racing games on the Mac. The game features nine incredible locations around the globe, 41 tracks and over 100 separate racing events, all of which combine to deliver a spectacular, nerve-shattering racing experience. 

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 puts players behind the wheel for a world tour that runs from the mud-soaked Malaysian rainforest to the open desert roads of Morocco and on to the rain-slicked streets of Tokyo. Racers compete in a variety of contemporary sports racing styles, including three special ESPN X Games events. Additionally, the game lets players experience intense multi-car races in head-to-head competitive online play. 

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 includes a premiere collection of officially licensed rally cars and off-road vehicles such as the Mitsubishi EVO X, the Subaru Impreza STI, and the Colin McRae R4. All the cars can be customized to suit the driver’s preferences, experience and racing style, while the adjustable assists and difficulty levels mean that the game can be tailored to suit the skills of the individual.

When you’re burning rubber, mistakes will happen, but the game’s “Flashback” feature allows racers to repeat the last few seconds of their drive, giving them the chance to correct the mistake that would otherwise cost them dearly. 

DiRT 2 is an utterly compelling experience,” said David Stephen, Managing Director of Feral Interactive. “For fans of racing games, the Mac just got a lot more interesting.”

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 for the Mac will retail in North America for US $39.99, £24.95 (inc. VAT) in the UK and €29.95 (inc. VAT) throughout Europe. 

The game is available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including feralinteractive.com and the Mac App Store beginning today. The retail boxed version of the game will ship on Thursday, September 15th and is available to pre-order now through Feral’s online store ( feralinteractive.com/?section=buy&game=dirt2).

There is also a mini-site dedicated to the game available at feralinteractive.com/dirt2.

Minimum system requirements call for a 2.0GHz Intel Mac with at least 2GB RAM, 128MB or better graphics card, 8GB hard disk space and Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later. The following cards are NOT supported: ATI X1xxx series, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series. The NVIDIA 320M and Intel HD 3000 video cards require 4GB of system RAM.

EDITORS: This game is titled “ Colin McRae: DiRT 2 ” in all territories outside of North America, where the game is published as “ DiRT 2 ”. Screenshots, logos and other essential graphics and multimedia tools for Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (Mac) can be found online in the Feral Press Area ( press.feralinteractive.com). If you do not have a Press Area login, please contact Brad Gibson, Feral PR Manager, at bgibson@feralinteractive.com.

About Feral Interactive

Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the Macintosh platform, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for such Macintosh hits as BioShock, Borderlands, Rome: Total War, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Tomb Raider Anniversary, Fable, Mini Ninjas, Colin McRae Rally Mac and Battlestations Pacific. Please visit our website at feralinteractive.com, find us on Twitter at twitter.com/feralgames or on Facebook at facebook.com/feralinteractive.

About Codemasters

Codemasters, the award winning games developer and publisher, has a 24-year heritage and annual revenues in excess of US$ 150 Million. The company’s dominant brands include DiRT, GRID, Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters operates three UK development studios – one at its Warwickshire HQ with further sites at Guildford and Birmingham. An additional art studio is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2009 Codemasters won the coveted Grand Prix Award at the 2009 Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. Across the group, Codemasters employs over 450 people. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm that first invested in Codemasters in 2005. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com

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