Off-Road. On Mac. Colin McRae™: DiRT™ 2 coming July 21st.

DATE:

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

CONTACT:

Brad Gibson at bgibson@feralinteractive.com

+1 918 691 3420

Get ready to shift up a few gears as Feral Interactive announces Thursday, July 21st as the shipping date for Colin McRae: DiRT2 for Mac, the definitive off-road racing experience.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 takes racing on the Mac to a whole new level. Nine stunning locations across the globe, a challenging career mode and a top-notch line-up of super-charged speed machines combine aggressively to deliver spectacular, nerve-shattering racing.

With more than 100 separate race events DiRT 2 puts players behind the wheel for a world tour that combines sublime handling, gorgeous visuals and dynamic competition in eight different racing disciplines. From the mud-soaked Malaysian rainforest to the open desert roads of Morocco and on to the rain-slick streets of Tokyo, racers compete in a variety of contemporary sports racing styles including three special ESPN X Games. Additionally, DiRT 2 lets players experience intense multi-car and solo races in head-to-head competitive online play. 

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 are ready and waiting to race. All the vehicles can be set-up to suit the driver’s experience and racing style and with variable difficulty levels the game can be tailored to suit the skills of the individual.

When you’re pushing it mistakes will happen, but with DiRT 2 players can get a second bite at the cherry. The game’s 'Flashback' feature allows racers to repeat the last few seconds of their drive and get the chance to correct the mistake that may have 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. It will also be available online for direct download from a variety of digital partner sites worldwide including feralinteractive.com and the Mac App Store. It’s available to pre-order now through Feral’s online store ( feralinteractive.com/?section=buy&game=dirt2) and there is also a mini-site dedicated to the game ( feralinteractive.com/dirt2).

Minimum system requirements call for a 1.4GHz Intel Mac with at least 2GB RAM, 128MB or better graphics card, and Mac OS X v10.6.7 or later. The following graphics cards are NOT supported: NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series.

EDITORS: This game will be titled“ Colin McRae: DiRT 2 ” in all territories outside of North America where the game will be 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.feral.co.uk). 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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