Tuesday 18th August/...White Lies, Queens of the Stone Age and The Qemists are amongst the stellar acts lined up to feature in Colin McRae™: DiRT™2, Codemasters® announced today. The soundtrack, chosen to reflect the game’s festival spirit and exhilarating off-road racing, will feature some of the biggest names in contemporary music. The 45 strong, officially licensed track list includes:
• Queens of the Stone Age– Little Sister
• Friendly Fires– In The Hospital
• White Lies– To Lose My Life
• Ladyhawke– My Delerium
• You Me At Six– Save It For The Bedroom
• The Qemists– Lost Weekend
The track list was revealed in full at www.facebook.com/dirt2game where gamers can sign up for all the latest on the game and follow a link to music site Spotify.com to listen to a mix of the soundtrack ahead of the game’s release.
“The Colin McRae: DiRT 2 soundtrack features a stunning line up of original music that captures the high-energy atmosphere of the game,” said Gavin Raeburn, Executive Producer, Codemasters.“From legendary bands like Queens of the Stone Age to artists like Friendly Fires, White Lies and Ladyhawke that represent the very best in new music, the varied soundtrack perfectly complements the action on the track for the ultimate event experience.”
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.
Taking players on an exhilarating World Tour, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will deliver over 100 stunning events, including aggressive, multi-vehicle races and intense solo challenges, set in the most diverse and demanding real-world environments. From the muddy tracks of the Malaysian rainforest to spectator-packed stadiums in London and Los Angeles, racers will compete in contemporary off-road race disciplines covering Rallycross, Trailblazer, Raid, Landrush, and Rally.
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 head to www.facebook.com/dirt2game for the full soundtrack list.
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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 ofadrenaline-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.
To be titled“Colin McRae: DiRT 2” in all territories outside of the U.S. where the game will be published as‘DiRT 2’.
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