You’ll be able to pull off visceral automotive tricks and stunts on May 29, which is the newly-confirmed release date for Codemasters‘ DiRT Showdown. Taking a series with roots in simulation territory over to the arcade side, Showdown aims to bring demolition derbies and other rally racing events to new heights. Considering what the series’ other releases did for their sub-genre, it’s hard to not be excited for what is sure to be an incredibly entertaining racing game.
This release will make use of the newly-formed Codemasters Racing label.
A special Hoonigan Edition of the game is now available for pre-order at Walmart, offering exclusive items. Additionally, the game’s demo will go live on May 1st, using RaceNet – Codemasters‘ new online hub, which will link its genre releases.
To celebrate these announcements, a new gameplay trailer has surfaced, entitled Ultimate Hoonigan. It features Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. Gymkhana 5 going head-to-head with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN.
** DiRT Showdown will launch May 24th across mainland Europe, May 25th in the UK and ships to stores across North America on May 29th.
*The new Codemasters Racing label signals Codemasters’ new razor focus upon the racing sector. Codemasters is uniquely positioned to deliver award-winning offerings across multiple platforms and genres, with simulation represented by the official FORMULA ONE games, off-road racing fans catered for by the DiRT series and action-packed street racing delivered by the GRID franchise. The Codemasters Racing label will become a symbol of quality for racing gamers, and launches with DiRT Showdown.
†RaceNet will launch in BETA alongside the DiRT Showdown demo and will be a free new online extension for all Codemasters Racing games. Through RaceNet, players will be able to track their races, rewards and rivals. With a dedicated team and long-term vision, RaceNet will continually evolve to bring together Codemasters Racing games in one place. More details and features will be unveiled when DiRT Showdown launches.
ABOUT DiRT SHOWDOWN
DiRT Showdown will deliver a new world of competitive and combative racing as players boost, trick and smash their way to “Showdown” finals on a chaotic tour of motorized mayhem. From San Francisco to Miami and London to Tokyo, players will dominate their rivals and wow the crowds on their way to becoming a driving superstar. Pyrotechnics, lasers and thousands of fans give each venue a vibrant sports entertainment atmosphere, with the player taking center stage. Over 50 different events across four championships will challenge gamers in a variety of conditions – sun, snow and rain – through the day and under the floodlights at night.
There are three broad categories to DiRT Showdown’s thrilling action-sports racing. Players will use nitrous to blast past rivals and negotiate courses filled with ramps, pinch points and obstacles in full-contact Racing events. Gaming’s most advanced vehicle damage engine is unleashed in Demolition Derby themed events where players smash and crash their way to victory in bone-jarring style. Finally, in Hoonigan events, gamers will send fans wild in huge stunt parks where accessible new controls offer every player the chance to become a freestyle driving hero.