London, UK, November 26, 2010– Atari, one of the world’s most recognised videogame publishers, and acclaimed developer Eden Games, have confirmed the European launch date for Test Drive® Unlimited 2 on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, as February 11 th 2011.
Customers pre-ordering Test Drive Unlimited 2 from Game.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk, HMV.co.uk, Play.com, Asda.co.uk, blockbuster.co.uk and gamestation.co.uk will be fast-tracked into the island’s highlife with Casino, an in– game DLC item that has a value of 800 MSP/£6/€8. This allows players to fly directly into the casino where they can level-up their character, win in-game currency and exclusive items, even an Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro and a Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder, unavailable anywhere else in the game.
This offer will be exclusive to those that pre-order the title prior to launch. Casino will also be available to buy on the day of launch.
Also available by pre-order is exclusive early access to some of the most desirable cars in the game, interior and exterior trim upgrades, and avatar items before they are released as premium download content.
Sitting lavishly on the Test Drive Unlimited 2 pre-order forecourt is the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Supersport, available at Game, Caterham’s Superlight R500 from Amazon.co.uk, the Audi RS 5 Coupe exclusively from ASDA and the Ferrari 612 Sessanta from HMV. Model upgrades include the stunning Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black offered at Play.com, the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black at Gamestation and a Camero Synergy Special Edition at various independent retailers around the country. For full details of the pre-order, visit http://www.testdriveunlimited2.com/retail.
All the above pre-order cars are available alongside the Casino which offers a great value pre-order package! These are only available at the above retailers prior to the February 11 th launch day.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 puts the world’s most desirable vehicles in players’ hands. These ultra-limited edition masterpieces are flawlessly replicated with Eden’s finely tuned driving technology. Players define their online persona through the customisation of their vehicles, and the acquisition of property, clothing and all the accoutrements of a luxurious car-based lifestyle. The challenge comes to life with the most expansive and comprehensive multiplayer offering on consoles and the ultimate refinement of the core Test Drive driving experience. All-new race types, vehicle classes, environmental challenges, locations and much more push this epic franchise to new levels of performance and luxury.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.®: Massively Open Online Racing®; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online. Unlike any other driving game, TDU2 blends the open world experience with realistic vehicles and performance dynamics and for the first time, TDU2 features vehicle damage, weather effects, day and night cycles, and a brand new island to explore.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be priced at£49.99 (€59.99) on Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, and£39.99 (€49.99) for Windows PC.
The latest Test Drive Unlimited 2 assets are available on the Atari press vault.
Log onto: www.atari-press.com.
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