Test Drive Unlimited 2 goes gold

Atari's racing title gets green flag for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 8 in North America, March 11 in EU.

Atari sent word today that following a delay in August, Eden Games' Test Drive Unlimited 2's engine is revved and ready to debut for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 8 in North America.

Test Drive Unlimited 2, now gilded and ready for release next month.

Test Drive Unlimited 2--due out in Europe on March 11--is being touted as a game that "blends the single and multiplayer experiences seamlessly" by offering gamers what it calls M.O.O.R., an acronym that stands for Massively Open Online Racing.

Additionally, the title sports a day/night cycle, vehicle damage, and weather-based effects, as well as various cosmetic options that will ultimately afford players the "accoutrements of a luxurious car-based lifestyle."

Gamers looking to score additional items and features for the racing title can preorder Test Drive Unlimited 2 at various retails. Those who reserve the title at specialty retailer GameStop will earn the Casino Online downloadable content, while those who preorder the game at Amazon, Best Buy, Atari.com, Direct 2 Drive, K-Mart, Steam, and Wal-Mart will receive an exclusive vehicle. For more on the preorder incentives, check out the entry on Test Drive Unlimited 2's website.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 will see players racing in locations that include the Spanish party hot spot Ibiza and the paradise island of Oahu from the original title. In addition to new vehicles, race types, and a revamped single-player mode that can be played online or off, the game will give players the chance to build and grow in-game clubs composed of friend networks.

For more on the racing game, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview of Test Drive Unlimited 2.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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42 comments
MaP_Hagmen
MaP_Hagmen

march???? hope it not changed from the Feb date.,.. cannot wait any more

day-day00711
day-day00711

I do hope its good! i'm waiting for a good car game!!!!!

keithie13
keithie13

thank god no more delays ive been waiting for this game for months!!!

keithie13
keithie13

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avb1g
avb1g

Gold? I think Platinum!

SgtRichmond
SgtRichmond

Man, so many games to buy these next couple months.

The_madhouse
The_madhouse

The first game i am every going to buy in over 6 year (crack junkey....) pre-ordered that is............. its sweet

Tevi
Tevi

no its like sants row 2 with out crime

blackace
blackace

I knew I forgot to pre-order something. I'll have to do it tomorrow. The first game was great and I'm hoping this sequel will be better. What the hell is the Casino Online?

wholelottagames
wholelottagames

I have it pre-ordered through Amazon w/ release date delivery. I bought the first one for PS2 and it's pretty sweet. The handling is pretty screwed up, so hoping that it will be fixed in TDU2. Other than that this game will be awesome.

gobbo00
gobbo00

March had better be a typo.

dark_princess29
dark_princess29

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CabooseGrif
CabooseGrif

The first one was pretty good, so ill probably get this as well

chtgamer
chtgamer

don't care much about this game

gamerpipe
gamerpipe

Will you be able to crash some parties in Ibiza in TD 2?

sither03
sither03

Although that says its out over here in UK on March 11th all the websites..Game, gamestation, play and amazon all still say its out february 11th so I think thats a typo by gamespot

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

I honestly hope they don't do a direct port of the xbox360 for the pc or I will be extremely disappointed. It is 2011, no longer will I accept a port of a console game on the pc. Makes absolutely no sense when the pc is exponentially more powerful.

nathace
nathace

Well atari is sayin its stil of for feb! for EU on twitter i just PM'd Noel Holmes@ Atari

nathace
nathace

There will be no demo one of the staff tweeted this " atari_destra Noël Holmes @ @scorpionz12 No PS3 demo that I know of. It might be some super secret under the radar thing that I've never seen before. :)

nathace
nathace

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darkfox101
darkfox101

eat my dirt euros.. not because im better but i get a month head start har har har

OrianaDorta
OrianaDorta

I remember the days of Test Drive 6... Good days.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Why do we have to wait a month?? Games should all have simultaneous release across US and EU!!!

ICE_PREDATOR
ICE_PREDATOR

I just got word that there will be no Lamborghini's. Not even in the DLC's. that's just wrong.

berto64
berto64

im ready for it i liked the first game.but this one will be better hopefuly

PC-G4M3R
PC-G4M3R

Well that's abit of a deal breaker releasing the game over a month after the US release.

enasssty
enasssty

is it just me or is this the worst quality video ever!! this game is gonna be great.... fools rush the creators and then we get whats called DLC which is another way of molesting our devotion to games....be patient for the sake of good quality games.

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

i liked 1st one. just reserved this one. will hold me over till forza 4

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

There needs to be a demo if for nothing else just to witness the improvements if any to car handling, The first game had horrible car handling but everything else worked pretty well.

MrMagik33
MrMagik33

Sounds like it should be decent. I like the options to customize your character and the "free roaming" things but I still need the demo first!!

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

15 years ago this franchise set the STANDARD for auto sim, and now... not as much. Atari didn't hire the right people in the late 70's and 80's, methinks.

joaco_201
joaco_201

are they going to release a demo for this game?

campbell153
campbell153

Why the heck is this game being released late AGAIN?? I should be getting my hands on this before the yanks and japanese because it is made in the UK and yet i have to wait!!!! FTW!!!

nathace
nathace

wtf? march!!!! its alredy like 5 months late now your delaying EU ( me) agen!

kuwahara72
kuwahara72

Europe release is now 11 March and not 11 February?