COLIN McRAE™: DiRT™ 2 MULTIPLAYER DEMO LAUNCHES TODAY!

Thursday 20th August/... Experience the most exciting racer of the year as Codemasters® announced that the Colin McRae™: DiRT™2 playable demo will be available today from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and the PlayStation® Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system in Europe.

The Colin McRae: DiRT 2 demo features two exhilarating events, both available to play in single-player offline and in 8-vehicle online multiplayer. In the Trailblazer event, players take on the ultimate test of rally car against the challenging Moroccan terrain on a point-to-point track filled with flat-out straights and hair-raising hairpins in the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. Gamers can also race in a Landrush event at the spectacular Ensenada Port circuit set in Baja California, where players go wheel-to-wheel in an 8-vehicle riotous race over lethal bumps and killer jumps in the heavy duty West Coast Choppers Stuka Trophy Truck.

Floor it over to www.facebook.com/dirt2game to see a new video featuring a hot run on the Morocco Trailblazer track in the demo, set by Colin McRae: DiRT 2 level designer Glenn McDonald. Gamers can watchthe blistering pace of the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT and then attempt to beat his time of 2:51:93 in the demo for a chance to win exclusive Colin: McRae: DiRT 2 prizes.

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.

Beyond the events featured in the demo, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will take players on an exhilarating World Tour featuring over 100 stunning events, including aggressive, multi-vehicle races and intense solo challenges, set in the most diverse and demanding real-world environments.

Complete with 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 Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. A Games For Windows® LIVE edition will follow with support for DirectX® 11. For the latest news and videos, floor it over to www.dirt2game.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/dirt2game.

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Titling information:

To be titled“Colin McRae: DiRT 2” outside of the U.S.

Demo availability:

Now available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and the PlayStation® Store from August 20th except North America where the PLAYSTATION®3 system demo will follow on August 27th

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

//Local press contact details/

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)

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 eventatmosphere, 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.

ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include the BAFTA award winning Race Driver GRID, Colin McRae DiRT, Overlord, Operation Flashpoint; the company also retains the exclusive worldwide FORMULA 1 video game rights. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Universal City, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Benelux and Malaysia. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com

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