Codemaster dates Overlord trio, DiRT 2 [Update]

By Patrick Garratt
20 February 2009 10:17 GMT


Codemasters showed DiRT 2, FUEL, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Jumpgate Evolution, Overlord II, Overlord Dark Legend and Overlord Minions at a US press event yesterday, dating all three Overlord games and confirming a September release for DiRT 2.

All three Overlord games will release in June.

A ton of media was released this morning, including new FUEL and Overlord II trailers. We’re just sorting it now.

Press release after the break.



• 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

Friday 20th February/… 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 PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games For Windows® LIVE, Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) 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 PLAYSTATION®3, 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 Windows.

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 PLAYSTATION®3, 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 Wii. 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 and respectively.

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