DiRT Showdown: Race Hard, Party Hard Tour Preview Trailer

Come desert, street or snow, DiRT Showdown races hard and parties hard. That over-the-top mentality runs rampant through Codemasters‘ soon-to-be-released racing game, the first series iteration to go into this territory. Offering an action-packed tour mode, which features tracks of varying terrain types, it promises chaotic speed festival gameplay.

Take a look at the studio’s new Race Hard, Party Hard gameplay trailer (below,) as it previews some of the environmentally unique tracks that can be found in DiRT Showdown. That list includes a snowy Aspen ski resort raceway, the hot sands of Baja and the speed-loving dirt of Michigan.

DiRT Showdown will be released on May 29. A special Hoonigan edition can be pre-ordered exclusively through Walmart.



RaceNet Records Nearly 2 Million Cars Wrecked in DiRT Showdown Demo Ahead of Retail Launch on May 29

Los Angeles, Calif. – May 11, 2012 – Get the lowdown on DiRT® Showdown™’s locales as cars speed through the snow, smash through city streets and burn it up in the desert in the latest gameplay video now playing at www.dirtgame.com. Capturing DiRT Showdown’s raucous racing and turbo-charged party atmosphere, the “Race Hard, Party Hard” video showcases just some of the events on the Showdown Tour, revealing how each location becomes a chaotic festival of speed on track and a hedonistic party for thousands of fans off it.

DiRT Showdown will race into retail on May 29, and players can experience the game today by downloading the demo, which features a full-impact solo race and a bone-jarring eight player online demolition derby event from Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Network and Steam on PC.

Since the demo’s launch, players have:

· Destroyed nearly two million cars in crashes.

· Driven far enough to travel around the world 100 times.

· Consumed enough oil to make five round trips to the moon.

These impressive results were recorded by RaceNet, the free new online extension for Codemasters Racing games that tracks and rewards player achievements.

DiRT Showdown will deliver a new world of competitive and combative racing as players race, crash and hoon their way to “Showdown” finals on a chaotic tour of motorized mayhem when it launches May 29, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC.

A special “Hoonigan” edition of DiRT Showdown is now available to pre-order exclusively from Walmart. Sporting unique packaging, the DiRT Showdown: Hoonigan Edition will include an in-game cash boost, an online XP multiplier plus Monster Energy skins for the Kohler D350, Duke Coupe and Ford Fiesta Gymkhana 3 and Hoonigan skins for the Holbrook Growler, Logan Vulture and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X JUN, redeemed via an online code.

For all the latest updates straight from the studio, crash over to www.dirtgame.com, www.facebook.com/dirtgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/dirtgame.



About RaceNet:

Gamers who download the DiRT Showdown demo are invited to sign up for RaceNet†, the free new online extension for Codemasters Racing games, which enables players to track their Races, Rivals and Rewards. Launching in beta, players who register now will be able to join in community challenges and once the full game launches, track their progress in game and track challenges with their friends. Gamers who join RaceNet will also be rewarded with an exclusive “RaceNet” livery for use in the full game and will receive $20,000 in-game currency for DiRT Showdown when it launches. Discover more at RaceNet at www.racenet.com.

About DiRT Showdown:

DiRT Showdown will deliver a new world of competitive and combative racing as players race, crash and hoon 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 centre 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. DiRT Showdown will be Codemasters’ most connected game ever – split-screen multiplayer, eight-player online racing, on and off-line quick-fire party games and YouTube integration all come as standard. Players will also be able to issue “Showdown Challenges” to compete with friends whether they are online or not.

Thanks, GameTrailers

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