UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – UK videogame publisher Codemasters is jumping into the race as DiRT 2 climbs behind the wheel as an associate sponsor of the Subaru Rally Team USA for the 2009 season. DiRT 2 will sponsor seven races for Ken Block, Travis Pastrana and Dave Mirra from July through October, including the Los Angeles X Games July 30 – August 2.
As an official sponsor, DiRT 2 will be supporting 2006-2008 Rally Champion Travis Pastrana, 2005 Rookie of the Year and DC Shoes founder Ken Block, as well as 2008 Rookie of the Year and freestyle BMX legend Dave Mirra.
Taking players on an exhilarating World Tour, DiRT 2 will deliver more than 100 stunning events, including aggressive, multi-vehicle races and intense solo challenges, set in the most diverse and demanding real-world environments. From the muddy tracks of the Malaysian rainforest to spectator-packed stadiums in London and Los Angeles, racers will compete in contemporary off-road race disciplines covering Rallycross, Trailblazer, Raid, Landrush and Rally.
DiRT 2 is set to take racing games to a new level with thrilling new race disciplines, striking locations, big event atmosphere and a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines, each selected to deliver spectacular, fast paced racing.
Complete with full head-to-head competitive online play, get ready for the ultimate off-road competition when DiRT 2 launches on September 8, 2009. For the latest news and videos, powerslide over to www.dirt2game.com.
Developed by Codemasters Studios, creators of the BAFTA Award-winning Race Driver™: GRID™ and powered by the third-generation of the award-winning EGO™ Engine, DiRT 2 will be published for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. A Games For Windows® LIVE edition will follow with support for DirectX® 11.