CODEMASTERS® DISHES THE DiRT WITH RELEASE OF COLIN MCRAE: DiRT™ 2 STUDIO TOUR VIDEO

Thursday 7th May/... Gamers can today get the DiRT directly from inside the multi award-winning Codemasters® Racing Studio with the release of the Colin McRae: DiRT™ 2 ‘Studio Tour’ feature video, now available from www.dirt2game.com.

Introduced by Gavin Raeburn, Senior Executive Producer, the video reveals the tech that will drive Colin McRae: DiRT 2 and how it is enabling the studio to create an off-road racing experience that’s set to be peerless in both scope and delivery. Illustrated by the game’s first ever publicly-released gameplay footage, Gavin and the team begin by demonstrating the new particle physics system and the water technology.

The video then details how Colin McRae: DiRT 2 ’s drivers will be able to take their favourite vehicles through multiple racing disciplines, thanks to the new racing‘packs’ that will enable players to customise their vehicle depending on the type of race they’re competing in. Gavin also discusses the specifics of the new handling system and how players will be doing the‘Scandinavian Flick’ like Ken Block in no time.

Wrapping up the video, a demonstration of the game’s dynamic lighting system shows how its effects will bring locations alive as players throw top-spec, supercharged cars around the likes of London’s iconic Battersea Power Station.

Coming 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 take the Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Studio Tour right now at www.dirt2game.com.

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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 in the massive LosAngeles 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 ’.

MEDIA INFORMATION:

Adrian Lawton Communications Manager

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