Wednesday 2nd September/...Codemasters® today announced a showcase music gig in association with NME Radio for the launch of Colin McRae™: DiRT®2 . The free and exclusive one-off gig will feature performances from artists featured in the game’s ear-melting in-game soundtrack.

Taking place on Thursday 10th September at The Arches in London, the day before Colin McRae: DiRT 2 launches in the UK, the evening launch party will feature performances from post-punk/art-rock outfit The Rakes, lo-fi indie pop project Dinosaur Pile Up, and metalcore band Glamour of the Kill.

It’s a money-can’t-buy event, but gamers can win free tickets to the exclusive launch gig via special DiRT 2 promotions running on NME.com and NME Radio; visit www.nme.com/dirt2/win to enter.

“The soundtrack for Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a great opportunity for new musical talent to showcase current and previously unreleased songs and hit a new audience. DiRT 2 is set to be one of the biggest games of the season and it’s fantastic to be partnering with NME and the featured bands to host this suitably loud launch gig– especially one that’s free for hundreds of people to attend via the NME promotions– that proves that DiRT 2 does indeed rock.” says Rich Eddy, Director, Communication, Codemasters.

In addition to the gig itself on September 10th, NME Radio will also broadcast an hour-long DiRT 2 takeover show from 2.00 3.00 pm featuring tracks from the game’s soundtrack.

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. 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 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.



Gary Burns or Sarah HArtland

Barrington Harvey

gary.burns@bhpr.co.uk or sarah.hartland@bhpr.co.uk


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 Colin McRae DiRT, Race Driver GRID, Overlord and Operation Flashpoint; the company retains the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA 1. 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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