Colin McRae: DiRT 2

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, PSP, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: Sept. 8, 2009

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'Colin McRae: DiRT 2' (ALL) Rev It Up Contest Gives Away X-Games Tickets, Laptops And More

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2009 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will benefit from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, showcasing a spectacular new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will feature a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will feature a roster of contemporary off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments. This World Tour will have players competing in aggressive multi-car and intense solo races at extraordinary new locations, from canyon racing and jungle trails to city stadium-based events.

To be powered by the third generation of the EGO Engine’s award-winning racing game technology, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will benefit from tuned-up car-handling physics system and new damage engine effects. It will also showcase a spectacular new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in Race Driver: GRID.

The “DiRT 2 REV IT UP” sweepstakes gives consumers the opportunity to bring the action sports lifestyle home with prizes from Subaru, Alienware and Boomchair. Prizes also include a VIP Trip to X Games 16 and the opportunity to meet the Subaru Rally Team USA, an Alienware M17x notebook computer and Boomchair gaming chairs. 

"We are thrilled to be working with Ken Block and the X Games to bring home the excitement of an action sports event with DiRT 2," said Brad Schlachter, Codemasters’ Senior Director, Marketing. The "REV IT UP" sweepstakes takes it a step further by providing a VIP trip to the X Games along with the opportunity to meet with Subaru Rally Team USA and other great prizes."

In addition to entering the sweepstakes, consumers can enter by visiting Subaru dealerships across the country and filling out a sweepstakes entry form for a chance to win. Subaru will also soon implement a test drive promotion at participating dealerships where consumers can receive a DiRT 2 game when they test drive the Subaru Impreza WRX STI, a car featured in the game.  Additionally, consumers can tune into MTV Radio Network stations for another chance to win DiRT 2 games, as the radio network will run on-air giveaways for listeners in conjunction with the sweepstakes.

Colin McRae: DiRT 2’s garage will house a best-in-class collection of officially licensed rally cars and off-road vehicles, specifically selected to deliver aggressive and fast paced racing. Covering seven vehicle classes, players will be given the keys to powerful vehicles right from the off. In Colin McRae: DiRT 2 the opening drive is the Group N Subaru; essentially making the ultimate car from the original game the starting point in the sequel and the rides just get even more impressive.

In addition to the World Tour, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 will come complete with full online functionality that will be core to the overall experience, with head-to-head competitive online play and new social features to engage the racing community.

Bringing the series to Wii for the first time, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 takes gamers on an off-road tour of the globe, through nine exotic and vibrant locations. Whether it’s powersliding on the edge of control through the ice of the Finland or soaking up the atmosphere of a huge US arena, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 on Wii offers accessible gameplay for all types of racers, including full career and arcade modes and an array of bite-sized challenges.

With 40 races, three racing disciplines and a full roster of fully-licensed vehicles to choose from, plus intense head-to-head split-screen racing for up to four players, Colin McRae: DiRT 2 brings the hallmark thrills of the legendary series to a new audience.


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