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Burbank, CA -June 19, 2007 - Codemasters, Inc. today announced that DiRT, the
> highly
> anticipated off-road racing game, is shipping to retail outlets nationwide
> for the
> Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PC,
> with
> the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system edition to follow shortly.
> DiRT is
> rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB.
> Developed by Codemasters Studios using its new propriety engine, Neon,
> DiRT(TM) takes
> traditional rally and turns it into an exhilarating thrill ride through a
> massive
> range of off-road racing experiences on gravel, mud and dirt, right across
> the globe.
> Expanding on the brilliant point-to-point rally racing, the game includes an
> extensive
> range of off road and circuit events, delivering a thrilling, often
> challenging and
> ultimately hugely rewarding experience.
> Players race in challenging, heavyweight 850bhp cars through high speed blind
> corners
> and along perilous cliff edges in the Hill Climb events, including the world
> famous
> Pikes Peak International through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
> There are also multiple car races with Dakar-style trucks and super-powered
> 4x4s
> on grueling desert terrain in Rally Raid competitions. In Rally Cross,
> players switch
> between dirt and road racing. The competition is always breathing down your
> neck
> and always ruthless.
> Then there are Crossover circuits and events from the CORR (Championship Off
> -Road
> Racing) series in the U.S. The CORR series is all about head-to-head full on
> dirt
> circuit racing. The combination of powerful off-road buggies and exciting
> dirt tracks
> incorporating tabletop jumps, drop-offs and moguls is an intoxicating mix.
> DiRT(TM) also offers a dedicated rally championship section and the
> opportunity to
> race against others and the clock with a 100-person online multiplayer mode.
> In any
> mode, on any surface, the car handling is sublime, the physics system is
> thrillingly
> accurate and the damage engine is as devastating as ever.
> Get up to speed with the Xbox 360 playable demo now available from Xbox LIVE®
> Marketplace
> and the PC demo, along with videos and product information, available from
> http://www.codemasters.com/dirt
> About Codemasters
> Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive
> entertainment
> products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and
> channels.
> Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally,
> Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The
> company
> is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the
> U.S,
> Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and
> its
> products is available online at: http://www.codemasters.com

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