Tuesday, December 1st (2pm UK) – Codemasters® today announced that the playable demo of the DirectX 11-powered Games for Windows LIVE edition of Colin McRae: DiRT 2 has gone live and is available for PC gamers everywhere to download and play. A full list of mirrors, plus gameplay and tech videos, is now available at www.dirt2game.com. The full game is now shipping to stores in North America and releases on December 3rd through EPAC territories with a December 4th street date in the UK
The playable demo enables gamers to compete in two of Colin McRae: DiRT 2’s exhilarating events. In the ‘Trailblazer’ event, players take on the ultimate test of rally car against the challenging Moroccan terrain on a point-to-point track filled with flat-out straights and hair-raising hairpins in the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. In the second event, gamers compete in a ‘Landrush’ race at the spectacular Ensenada Port circuit set in Baja California, where players go wheel-to-wheel in an 8-vehicle riotous race over lethal bumps and killer jumps in the heavy duty West Coast Choppers Stuka TT.
Following the critical and commercial success of the console editions of Colin McRae: DiRT 2, Codemasters Studios has integrated the wealth of new performance enhancing features available in DirectX 11 for the Games for Windows Live edition. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 delivers the definitive off-road experience for PC Gamers and its launch heralds a new generation of games powered by the superior DirectX 11 technologies. In order for technology enthusiasts to test the performance of their equipment against these cutting edge features, the Colin McRae: DiRT 2 demo comes complete with a benchmarking mode.
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Games for Windows LIVE edition supporting DirectX 11 technology is now shipping to stores in North America now and releases on December 3rd through EPAC territories with a December 4th street date in the UK. Editions for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system are in stores now.
ABOUT COLIN McRAE™: DiRT™ 2
As the sequel to the acclaimed racer of 2007, Colin McRae DiRT 2 takes off-road racing games to a new level, with benchmark tech, thrilling new race types, big event atmosphere, stunning locations, a new breed of off-roading heroes and a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines. Delivering a thrilling race experience and an extreme sports attitude that borrows from snowboarding and skateboarding culture, Colin McRae DiRT 2 takes players on a World Tour to diverse and challenging real-world environments to compete in contemporary off-road events.
Specifically selected to deliver aggressive and fast paced racing, Colin McRae DiRT 2’s garage houses a best-in-class collection of officially licensed rally cars and off-road vehicles; covering seven vehicle classes, players are given the keys to powerful machines right from the off. Colin McRae DiRT 2 comes complete with full online functionality that is core to the overall experience, with head-to-head competitive online play and new social features to engage the racing community. Prepare for mud, gravel, dust and dirt too in Colin McRae DiRT 2.
To be titled “Colin McRae: DiRT 2” in all territories outside of North America where the game will be published as ‘DiRT 2’.
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