Thursday 10th September/... See some of Colin McRae’s finest motorsport moments as Codemasters® today revealed a teaser edit of the Colin McRae‘Tribute’ video that features in Colin McRae: DiRT®2 as one of the ultimate in-game rewards for players to unlock. The teaser video is now showing at www.dirt2game.com in the‘Visuals’ section.
Capturing the exhilarating‘if in doubt… flat out’ natural driving style that earned Colin McRae millions of fans across the world, the full HD video is only accessible in game. To access the video players must first unlock the Colin McRae Challenge, the game’s pinnacle race event.
The Colin McRae Challenge is a unique three-stage Rally event that sees players racing against Colin’s family and friends from the world of motorsport, including Jimmy McRae, Alistair McRae, Ari Vatanen, David Coulthard, Valentino Rossi, Dario Franchitti and Ken Block, driving the Escort MK II that Colin made famous. After competing in the challenge, players will unlock the Colin McRae Tribute video, which was produced exclusively for the game and features some of Colin’s finest, most exciting and most sideways moments from a stellar career.
“Colin is hugely missed by all at Codemasters. We’re proud that this game will carry his name and, while we’ve all felt extra pressure and expectation, we hope we’ve created a game that he would have had a blast with,” said Matt Horsman, Chief Games Designer, Colin McRae DiRT 2.
“We think fans will enjoy the chance to take on rallies and events in some of Colin’s most famous cars, including the special Colin McRae Challenge, and reliving some of those moments that made him such a unique talent and the most exciting driver of his generation.”
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 takes 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.
Complete with full head-to-head competitive online play, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is now available across PAL territories and launches in UK stores tomorrow, Friday 11th September, 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, speed over to www.dirt2game.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/dirt2game.
Note to editors:
The Colin McRae Tribute video is not available for distribution as an online asset due to footage licensing restrictions.
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, rallyingthrough 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.
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