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--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.
The first game i am every going to buy in over 6 year (crack junkey....) pre-ordered that is............. its sweet
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?
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.
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
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.
There will be no demo one of the staff tweeted this " atari_destra NoŽl 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. :)
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!!!
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