Is this what you get when you mix DiRT with Burnout?

by: Nathaniel -
DiRT Showdown seems to eschew the series's traditional rally sim aspects for a more arcade-y action racer that has more in common with Burnout than previous DiRT games.  

This new trailer for DiRT Showdown is called "Boost for The Win," and shows off the game's crazy full-contact racing style.  Events include Domination, where you must set the fastest time for a given sector of the track, Eliminator, where the last place driver is eliminated after a set amount of time until only one remains, and Race Off where players can do anything to win.

DiRT Showdown will also offer split-screen multiplayer, eight-racer online races, quick fire party games and YouTube integration. 

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BOOST FOR THE WIN WITH THE NEW FULL-CONTACT DiRT® SHOWDOWN™ GAMEPLAY TRAILER

Nitrous Deployed, Jumps Hit and Rivals Slammed in Turbo-Charged New DiRT Showdown Video Now Playing at www.dirtgame.com

Los Angeles, Calif. – April 10, 2012 – Codemasters® today premiered “Boost For The Win”, the new gameplay video for DiRT® Showdown™ now playing at www.dirtgame.com.

The “Boost For The Win” video features the chaotic, full-contact, all-action racing set to star in DiRT Showdown.  On the streets, in the snow and through the dirt, buggies, saloons, muscle cars and more all go head-to-head in chaotic circuit races where drivers must charge ahead of the pack by any means necessary.

DiRT Showdown's range of racing events challenge players to negotiate jumps, pinch-points, tire-walls, barrels, and more in frenzied races where no holds are barred.  Racing events include Domination, where players must set the fastest time through sectors on the track, Eliminator, where last place drops out of the race when time runs out, and Race Off in which players must do whatever it takes to get over the line first.

To get in front and stay in front, drivers can use a rechargeable boost to sprint ahead of their rivals and slam opponents into obstacles, whether racing in career mode, eight-player online races or in two-player split-screen.

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.

Powered by the award-winning EGO Game Technology Platform, DiRT Showdown is the action-packed extension of the award-winning DiRT off-road racing series and is coming this May for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC. 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.

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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 motorised 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.

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.
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