today announced that DiRT Showdown
, the next all-action racing game from the DiRT series, will launch on May 24th across mainland Europe, May 25th in the UK and May 29th on North America. DiRT Showdown will be the first game to launch on the company’s new publishing label Codemasters Racing
Codemasters also unveiled that a playable demo, featuring a solo and multiplayer event, is due to launch worldwide from May 1st via Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Steam. When the DiRT Showdown demo goes live, Codemasters will invite fans to join the free new online hub for Codemasters Racing games, RaceNet, a free new online extension for all Codemasters Racing games. Through RaceNet, players will be able to track their races, rewards and rivals.
To mark the news, Codemasters has released three new screenshots
and the Ultimate Hoonigan gameplay video featuring the spectacular tricks and stunts players can perform in DiRT Showdown's Hoonigan game modes. The video features Ken Block's Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V Gymkhana 5 which features exclusively in DiRT Showdown, going head-to-head with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN.