Word-of-mouth, strong predicted sales and post-launch DLC will make Test Drive Unlimited 2 an evergreen success, Namco Bandai says.
The game is due for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on February 11th and will mark the return of the long-running franchise.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 lets fans explore online open world recreations of Ibiza and the first TDU’s Hawaii.
The 2006 original was met with critical acclaim and Namco Bandai expects nothing more for its sequel.
“Test Drive Unlimited 2 is not just a racing game – it’s so much more,” marketing and PR manager Lee Kirton told MCV. “It’s the long awaited follow-up to a truly exciting world.
“We have high hopes for this title. It’s got a great fanbase and good support from Atari and Namco Bandai Partners. This is a key release for us and we intend to make it a success.”
Kirton also pledged that the game will be heavily supported after its release.
“We are working with Atari on a long-term DLC model, which will add to the experience,” he said.
“It will be an evergreen title that will hopefully drive word of mouth and invite more gamers to sun it up in Ibiza and Hawaii.”