Codemasters has released a new teaser trailer for the next Colin McRae game; DiRT 2. The teaser shows (well… hints) at what we can only assume will be the games next big feature – the world tour mode.
I’m a huge fan of the Colin McRae games, the original DiRT especially – this is the only racing game this year I am going to be keeping my eye on. Many hours were eaten away trying to perfect the courses on the first one, so bring on the second!
The game is set for release in September for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Press release and video can be found below:
|WAKE UP AND SMELL THE DIRT AS CODEMASTERS RELEASES† COLIN McRAE: DiRT™ 2 TEASER VIDEO|
|Prepare for mud, sweat and gears – it’s race morning in the Colin McRae: DiRT 2 teaser video, now available† at www.dirt2game.com|
Friday 27th March/… Get a taste of DiRT’s new flavour as Codemasters® today unveiled the World Tour teaser video for Colin McRae: DiRT™2, the sequel to the award-winning off-road racer; the video is now live† at www.dirt2game.com (video only available and for use outside of the US).
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is set to deliver a thrilling new off-road racing experience with an extreme sports attitude that borrows from snowboarding and skateboarding culture. The heart of the game is the World Tour – a roster of contemporary off-road events held at stunning new locations, from canyon racing and jungle trails to city stadium-based races, complete with big event atmosphere.
Immersing the player in the World Tour, players will travel the globe in their own massive Recreational Vehicle (RV); the interior of which will form both the game’s front end and the gateway to new locations. At each location the RV will park up ahead of the race event, with the awaiting scene visible through the windows. The video opens as our bleary-eyed driver wakes to this scene one World Tour morning.
“Through the Colin McRae: DiRT 2 World Tour we’re creating a new career journey for players; one that will capture the spirit of contemporary off-road racing. It’s all about travelling the world in your RV, hitting off-road festivals, competing at major spectator events and building your rep as a driver,” said Gavin Raeburn, senior executive producer at Codemasters Studios. “As players progress through the World Tour, friendships will be formed with hero drivers from the off-roading world and these relationships will, in turn, help players accelerate their way up the rankings ladder. The more players impress and bond with the big names, the more invitations they’ll get to the cooler events and even receive offers to team up with the pros for major competitions.”
In addition to the World Tour, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will come complete with full online functionality, 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, coming this September for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games For Windows® LIVE, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Catch the video and more at www.dirt2game.com