COLIN McRAE™: DiRT® 2 POWERSLIDES INTO RETAIL AS NEW VIDEO REVEALS L.A. RALLYCROSS ACTION.

Tuesday 8th September/... The DiRTiest drive of the year is now shipping as Colin McRae: DiRT®2 rallies onto store shelves across North America today, powerslides into PAL territories on Thursday 10th September and accelerates onto UK streets on Friday 11th September for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

With over 1.5 million downloads of the playable demo, many have taken a test drive of the game’s Trailblazer and Landrush events; now there’s one further reveal with a video showcasing an incredible Rallycross event at the Los Angeles-inspired Estadio Del Ray stadium. Mixing gameplay and replay footage, catch the 8-car dirt track action at www.dirt2game.com.

Delivering a defining and exhilarating off-road racing experience, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is powered by the third generation of Codemasters’ EGO™ Engine tech and packed with thrilling new race types, big event atmosphere, stunning locations, and a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines. Full online functionality with head-to-head competitive online play brings gamers together as part of an extreme sports community.

“With the help of pro athletes like Ken Block, rally racing has evolved and graduated to the mainstream,” said Gavin Raeburn, Senior Executive Producer, Codemasters Studios.“We feel we’ve been able to authentically capture both the intense racing and counter-culture of the sport with Colin McRae: DiRT 2.”

A new breed of off-road racing heroes, including Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra, Ken Block and Tanner Faust, help players climb the ladder from rookies to off-road racing superstars. Further immersing players into the life of an off-road star, Colin McRae: DiRT 2’s garage is home to a premiere collection of officially licensed rally cars and off-road vehicles, including the Mitsubishi EVO X, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, the Colin McRae R4 and many others.

DiRT 2 takes players on a World Tour where gamers compete in more than 100 breathtaking events, including aggressive, multi-vehicle races and intense solo challenges set in an array of real-world environments. From the muddy tracks of the Malaysian rainforest to spectator-packed stadiums in London and Los Angeles, racers compete in a variety of contemporary off-road racing styles that include Rallycross, Trailblazer, Raid, Landrush and Rally.

Get ready to get rally DiRTy as Colin McRae: DiRT 2 launches this week. For the latest news and videos, race over to www.dirt2game.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/dirt2game. The two race playable demo is now available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and the PlayStation® Network.

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Titling information:

Titled“Colin McRae: DiRT 2” outside of North America.

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, delivers 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 takes players on a World Tour of adrenaline-fuelled extreme off-road events in stunning real-world locations. Events include exhilarating rally cross in a massive Los Angeles sports stadium, edge-of-control canyon racing in Utah, rallying through the treacherous Malaysian rainforest tracks to night races in London. Building on the technical and gameplay benchmark of Colin McRae: DiRT and borrowing from snowboarding and skateboarding lifestyle and culture, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 adds full online multiplayer functionality enabling players to become part of an extreme sports community.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Adrian Lawton Communications Manager

Adrian.lawton@codemasters.com

Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)

Richard Eddy, Director, Communication

Rich.eddy@codemasters.com

Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)

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