Thursday 27th August/... Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) will drive sales of Colin McRae™: DiRT®2 on PlayStation® formats in all PAL markets other than Spain, Australia and New Zealand, Codemasters® announced today. The arrangement sees SCEE performing sales and distribution for both the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system editions of the much anticipated off-road racing game.
The title, which is currently seeing demo download figures close to the 1 million mark, headlining to rave reviews and heralded as the definitive racing game of the year, will be released on September 10th (PAL) and 11th (UK street date), following the launch of the new PlayStation®3 system.
Commented Axel Herr, Senior Vice President, Publishing EPAC, Codemasters:
“To have Colin McRae: DiRT 2 represented by the platform holder during the new PS3 system’s launch window is testimony to the strength of the game and its commercial relevance. The Colin McRae series has enjoyed a great affinity with the PlayStation brand in PAL territories for over 10 years and we’re proud to have the support and ambition of SCEE behind it during this key time for both the PS3 and PSP.”
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is set to take racing games to a new level with thrilling new race types, striking locations, big event atmosphere and a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines, each selected to deliver spectacular, fast paced racing. Taking players on an exhilarating World Tour, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will deliver over 100 stunning events, including aggressive, multi-vehicle races and intense solo challenges, set in the most diverse and demanding real-world environments.
Offering full head-to-head competitive online play, get ready for the ultimate off-road competition when Colin McRae: DiRT 2 launches September 8th (US), 10th (EPAC), 11th (UK) for the PS3 system, PSP system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. For the latest news and videos, race over to www.dirt2game.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/dirt2game. A two-race playable demo is now available from the PlayStation® Store in Europe.
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† Quote from PlayStation: The Official Magazine-UK, Oct, cover.
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 Los Angeles 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.
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