Codemasters Breaks Out the Big Guns at Gamers Day

February 20, 2009


  • DiRT 2 – September release
    announced, new visuals released.

  • FUEL – new gameplay video reveals
    iconic US landmark locations.

  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon
    Rising in action, plus new screenshots.

  • Jumpgate Evolution gets June date,
    epic gameplay video unveiled.

  • Three new Overlord titles dated
    for June, gameplay videos break out.

Codemasters showcased some of the
star players from its 2009 portfolio at its San Francisco Gamers Day event, held
last night, Thursday 19th February. Featured titles included DiRT 2, FUEL,
Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising, Jumpgate Evolution, Overlord™II,
Overlord™Dark Legend and Overlord Minions.

Codemasters announced that DiRT 2,
the sequel to the award-winning off-road racer, has been scheduled to ship this
September for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft,
the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and Games For Windows LIVE, Wii™,
Nintendo DS and PSP system; the most extensive format launch in the 10 million+
selling series’ history.

Set to deliver a thrilling off-roading
experience with extreme sports attitude, new visuals released at revealed that, in addition to Utah, Malaysia and London, DiRT
2’s World Tour of off-road events will take racers to a massive,
spectator-packed Los Angeles sports stadium for an exhilarating rally cross
event: the “Stadium King Shootout”.

Codemasters also showcased FUEL™,
the multi-terrain, multi-vehicle action racing title from Asobo Studios that
will present players with the largest environment ever created in race gaming.
FUEL will have players competing across wildly different terrain, created from
the most compelling, diverse and striking areas of America using satellite data.

In a new gameplay video, now
available from
,  gamers can tour some of the game’s iconic
locations, including the Utah salt-plains and the Grand Canyon, all rendered
beautiful by Asobo Studios’ A.C.E. game engine. Coming this May, FUEL will be
published for the PLAYSTATION3, Xbox 360 and Games For Windows LIVE.

Marking the much anticipated return
of the genre-defining military conflict title, Codemasters revealed Operation
Flashpoint: Dragon Rising in action and released new in-game screenshots now
available from
. Set to be the most accessible, engaging and
visceral sandbox shooter of the year Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising is
coming this summer for the Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION system and Games For

From an immense racing world to an
entire universe, Codemasters Online and developer NetDevil announced that
Jumpgate Evolution, the action-based PC Massively Multiplayer Online game that
promises exhilarating space combat on a vast scale, is scheduled for take-off
this June. Previewing the game’s breath-taking visuals and an innovative
twitch-based space combat, a new gameplay video was also released and is now
available from

Heralding the return of the
delightfully despotic Overlord and his Minion horde, Codemasters announced that
its three new Overlord titles are scheduled to ship this June.

  • Overlord™II, the sequel to the
    original hit twisted fantasy adventure will launch for PLAYSTATION3, Xbox 360
    and PC.

  • Overlord™ Dark Legend, an all-new
    Overlord action adventure steeped in fairy tale lore with sinister satirical
    twists and starring a new, younger Overlord, will be published exclusively for

  • While Overlord™ Minions, an
    irresistible puzzle action game starring an elite squad of four heroic
    Minions, will be available exclusively for Nintendo DS.

Revealing a taste of the terrific
tales of tyranny that await players, the first Overlord II and Overlord Dark
Legend gameplay videos were released and are now available from