Monday May 14th (10 AM UK) – Get the lowdown on DiRT® Showdown™’s locales as cars speed through the snow, smash through city streets and burn it up in the desert in the latest gameplay video now playing at www.dirtgame.com. Capturing DiRT Showdown’s raucous racing and turbo-charged party atmosphere, the ‘Race Hard, Party Hard’ video showcases just some of the events on the Showdown Tour, revealing how each location becomes a chaotic festival of speed on track and a hedonistic party for thousands of fans off it.
DiRT Showdown is set to race into retail on May 25th*, but players can experience the game today by downloading the demo, which features a full-impact solo race and a bone-jarring eight player online demolition derby event from Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Steam on PC.
Since the demo’s launch, players have:
• Destroyed two million cars in crashes.
• Driven far enough to travel around the world 100 times.
• Consumed enough oil to make five returns trips to the moon.
These impressive results were recorded by RaceNet, the free new online extension for Codemasters Racing games that tracks and rewards player achievements, (See Notes).
DiRT Showdown will deliver a new world of competitive and combative racing as players race, crash and hoon their way to ‘Showdown’ finals on a chaotic tour of motorised mayhem when it launches May 25th† for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC.
A special ‘Hoonigan’ edition of DiRT Showdown is now available to pre-order exclusively from GAME and Gamestation. Sporting unique packaging, the DiRT Showdown: Hoonigan Edition will include an in-game cash boost, an online XP multiplier plus Monster Energy liveries for the Kohler D350, Duke Coupe and Ford Fiesta Gymkhana 3 and Hoonigan liveries for the Holbrook Growler, Logan Vulture and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN, redeemed via an online code.
*DiRT Showdown will launch May 24th across mainland Europe, May 25th in the UK and ship to stores across North America on May 29th.
Gamers who download the DiRT Showdown demo are invited to sign up for RaceNet†, the free new online extension for Codemasters Racing games, which enables players to track their Races, Rivals and Rewards. Launching in beta, players who register now will be able to join in community challenges and once the full game launches, track their progress in game and track challenges with their friends. Gamers who join RaceNet will also be rewarded with an exclusive ‘RaceNet’ livery for use in the full game and will receive $20,000 in-game currency for DiRT Showdown when it launches. Discover more at RaceNet at www.racenet.com
DiRT Showdown will deliver a new world of competitive and combative racing as players race, crash and hoon their way to ‘Showdown’ finals on a chaotic tour of motorised mayhem. From San Francisco to Miami and London to Tokyo, players will dominate their rivals and wow the crowds on their way to becoming a driving superstar.
Pyrotechnics, lasers and thousands of fans give each venue a vibrant sports entertainment atmosphere, with the player taking centre stage. Over 50 different events across four championships will challenge gamers in a variety of conditions – sun, snow and rain – through the day and under the floodlights at night. DiRT Showdown will be Codemasters’ most connected game ever – split-screen multiplayer, eight-player online racing, on and off-line quick-fire party games and YouTube integration all come as standard. Players will also be able to issue ‘Showdown Challenges’ to compete with friends whether they are online or not.
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