DiRT 3 should be hitting the shelves sometime in 2011 but Codemasters have already started to tease us with this newly released HD trailer.
The observant among you will notice that the Colin McRae name has been dropped for the first time since his untimely death a couple of years ago. Ken Block however returns and takes center stage in the trailer. The trailer shows off the changing weather conditions we can expect across the various tracks in different countries.
The game is due to be released on Xbox360, PlayStation 3 and interestingly also on the PC under the Games for Windows LIVE umbrella, which means it will have Xbox Live achievements.
Receiving its worldwide broadcast television premiere during this year’s Summer X Games coverage on ESPN channels, Codemasters® today released the official DiRT 3 trailer video in HD. Revealing the first details on the biggest, content-rich racer ever to roar out of Codemasters Studios, the DiRT 3 trailer is now playing at www.facebook.com/dirt3game.
The DiRT 3 video opens with WRC driver Ken Block leading the field as his iconic Monster Energy-branded Ford Fiesta rally car kicks up a dust storm in a sundried Kenyan rally stage. Seamlessly hurtling into a torrential downpour on a muddy Finnish lakeside course, Block then jumps into a Norwegian stage that’s thick with snow. Racing onto tarmac, a Ford RS200 classic rallycross car races into view and goes head-to-head with Block and a Mitsubishi Evo X in rallycross spec in the hills above Monaco.
The pace then changes as man and machine demonstrates what the very best drivers can do with a rally car in a Gymkhana-style performance. Set in the open environment of London’s disused Battersea Power Station, this skills showpiece delivers a new layer of depth to the DiRT series’ variety of action-sports racing.
Coming 2011, DiRT 3 will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series, including over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport. With more than double the track content of 2009’s hit, DiRT 3 will see players start at the top as a professional driver, with a top-flight career in competitive off-road racing complimented by the opportunity to express themselves in Gymkhana-style showpiece driving events.
As players race to elevate their global standing, DiRT 3 delivers mud, sweat and gears world over: from the intense weather-beaten rally stages of Europe, Africa and the US, to executing performance driving showcases and career challenges where car control is pushed to spectacular limits. DiRT 3 is now in development at Codemasters Studios for a 2011 release for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows® LIVE.