DiRT Showdown announced with 'simpler arcade feel' - Trailer

Codemasters details 'arcade spin-off'

Codemasters has announced the latest instalment in its Colin McRae racing series, DiRT Showdown, for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2012.

Showdown is described as "an arcade-style spin-off" that takes the extreme-sports elements of Dirt 2, mixes in the Gymkhana events from Dirt 3, and then lobs in Destruction Derby action for good measure.

Gamespot reports that the game includes three different types of racing, online multiplayer for up to eight players, and a two-player split-screen mode.

The game takes place in Codies' extreme-sports-enthused "theatre of racing," with new stunt- based Hooligan events on offer, as well as Need for Speed Autolog-style challenges you can send to your friends.

Controversially, handling has been changed for "a simpler arcade feel that should make keeping your car on the track and performing outrageous stunts much easier," it's claimed.

See the debut trailer on this page, and expect more Showdown details on CVG this week.

[ SOURCE: Gamespot ]