Thursday 20th August/...Prepare to travel the world DiRT style as Codemasters® today released a new video unveiling the new RV-themed front end featuring in the eagerly anticipated racer, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 . Immersing gamers in the lifestyle of a rising off-road star as they tour the racing world, the RV video is now available from www.dirt2game.com.
The video demonstrates how the in-game Recreational Vehicle (RV) becomes the player’s home in the World Tour mode and forms the interface that connects them to the game world. It also transports players to the game’s vibrant and bustling international locations ahead of race events, where huge crowds gather and some of today’s hottest bands are performing on nearby stages.
As players progress through the World Tour, their virtual mobile home enables them to access new locations via the map, buddy up with friends in multiplayer and also acts as a garage for their growing car collection. Reflecting their achievements, new trinkets and souvenirs appear from the locations players have visited. Players will gather keepsakes from everywhere they’ve been, such as an iconic red bus from London, a lucky cat from China, or a flying saucer from Utah (no self-respecting off-road star should be without one!).
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, park up at www.dirt2game.com or become a fan at www.facebook.com/dirt2game.
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Video available as a media asset from www.gamespress.com
To be titled“ Colin McRae: DiRT 2 ” in all territories outside of the U.S. where the game will be published as‘ DiRT 2’ .
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 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 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.
Adrian Lawton Communications Manager
Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
Richard Eddy, Director, Communication
Codemasters (UK 01926 814 132)
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