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Colin McRae: DIRT Announced

Codemasters Press Colin McRae kicks up DIRT as genre-leading series goes next-gen. is the press release officially announcing Colin McRae: DIRT, the just-unveiled (story) next installment in the rally racing series, as well as the launch of the official product section with info and screenshots. Here's the announcement:

Colin McRae: DIRT™ is today revealed as the title* for the next generation of the genre leading, 8-million+ selling rally racing series. Codemasters also confirms the game will launch for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC simultaneously in 2007. A special edition for mobile phones will also be available from Codemasters Mobile.

Colin McRae: DIRT™ is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over. Events will include the series’ intense point-to-point races and then take players further off-road than ever before.

Race in challenging heavyweight 850bhp cars, drifting on the loose gravel and high-speed blind corners of Hill Climb events along perilous cliff edges. All 12.4 miles of the world famous Pikes Peak International is included, with over 150 precarious turns to negotiate through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

How about engaging in multiple car races with Dakar-style trucks and super-powered 4x4s on the toughest desert terrain in Rally Raid competitions? Then there are Rally Cross events, switching between dirt and road racing, where the competition is always tight, fast and collisions with your opponents are inevitable.

With more off-road racing styles to be revealed, Colin McRae: DIRT™ will also offer a dedicated mode for European, International and Global rally championships featuring official 2WD, 4WD, Classic and RWD rally cars.

Colin McRae: DIRT™ will deliver the wheel-screaming exhilaration of off-road racing with the next generation of the series’ sublime car handling and physics system and a devastating new damage engine that ensures players experience every bump in the track, every loose rock, every inch of shifting dirt through the reactive environments.

With an incredible range of off-road vehicles, thrill-packed tracks, modes that make the most of online multiplayer, and more varied events than any other single-championship rally game, Colin McRae is being reborn as a bigger, faster, wilder racing experience.

Get ready for total mud splattering, gravel churning, handbrake turning, off-road racing in Colin McRae: DIRT™, coming 2007 for PlayStation®3, Xbox™360 and PC. Sign up for the drive of your life and receive advance race briefings online at

Games Industry offers the missing footnote to that orphaned asterisk: "Game titled “ Colin McRae: DIRT™” in PAL territories. In the U.S.A, the game is titled “DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road™”."

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3. Re: No subject Jul 20, 2006, 12:53 Todd
Colin Mochrie Extreme Whose Line is it Anyway racing would have made for a more interesting, spontanous game experience.

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2. Re: No subject Jul 20, 2006, 11:52 Marvin T. Martian
Yep , a curse. Just like Starforce, which will be included with it.

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1. No subject Jul 20, 2006, 10:00 nin

Between this and the Clive Barker game, it's like Groundhog Day around here.

GW: Nilaar Madalla, lvl 20 R/Mo / Tolyl Nor, lvl 20 E/Mo / Xylos Gath, lvl 16 W/Mo

No venomhed, you can't fuck me. Please stop asking.
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