New DiRT 3 video puts the amaze in amazing

Feeling painfully sober after playing through Gran Turismo 5? Me too. So what better way to reignite your passion for exciting things than to watch the latest trailer for DiRT 3, which shows off the new gymkhana gameplay with plenty of smoke, lots of drifting and some spectacular box physics for good measure. It's all in-engine too. When your game engine looks as good as Ego, you don't need to do renders.

You can already tell which bits you're going to be retrying time and time again, but it should be worth the effort. Nathan spent some time playing DiRT 3 recently and can confirm that the game 'already feels superb'. Check out his preview here.

The game joins an increasingly lengthy list of awesome racers to look forward to in 2011. Codemasters itself has got F1 2011 revving up in the garage on 360, PS3 and PC along with versions for 'new handhelds' (that'll be 3DS and PSP2 then). Need For Speed: Shift 2 is set to right the few wrongs of the original, Xbox 360 owners have got Forza Motorsport 4 on the way and the bound-to-be-brilliant Mario Kart on 3DS is a ridiculously exciting prospect. It's going to be a great year.

Oh, and in case you're wondering what 'hooning' means, it means 'to drive recklessly'. Which actually is a crime, but who cares? The game's looking criminally good and that's enough for us.

17 Dec, 2010


  • Baron164 - December 18, 2010 7 a.m.

    Nice trailer, unfortuantely I could never drive like that. Looks to be good though and historically the Dirt series has always been good.
  • Hamburgers - December 17, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    Gonna need some new tires there broski. Love the minimalist approach too. No music. No generic movie trailer sounds. Just a guy doing some crazy shit in a car and then, silently: "Dirt 3"
  • ihitthedrum - December 17, 2010 10:29 p.m.

    @aham1994 Don't compare GT5 to NFS or Dirt. They're completely different. GT5 aims for realism in physics; Dirt aims for crazy arcade drift-fests. Both are good in they're own ways; don't get angry at GT5 because you can't drive. You can't take corners at 140 mph in reality.
  • Robx - December 17, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    Ken Block's Dirt 3.
  • BoltActionRevolver - December 17, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    Ken Block called, he wants his track back
  • nikrusty - December 17, 2010 6:52 p.m.

    Wow...exciting...I would so suck at this game!
  • infernox - December 17, 2010 6:21 p.m.

    omg no damage modelling. those cones and cardboard boxes would definitely leave a mark. J/k
  • Pytor - December 17, 2010 4:51 p.m.

    This looks SICK!
  • CharlieFockstrot - December 17, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    Nice, the car looks a bit light when it changes direction but otherwise spot on. It would be great if you could edit replays and export them, and customisable gymkhana layouts would be sweet.
  • aham1994 - December 17, 2010 2:41 p.m.

    Woo, GT5 was a borefest. I am either too fast or too slow, there is no balancing. Dirt 2 was terrific and I will definately pick both this and Shift 2 up.
  • Hobogonigal - December 17, 2010 2:38 p.m.

    Nice, this is going to be insane to try and do in a game, never mind real life! In Aus there's probably going to be some stupid news story where they criticise this game because it promotes hooning. They'll probably blame Top Gear again while there at it...
  • HumorTumor - December 17, 2010 12:22 p.m.

    Looks pretty sexy. I only played Dirt, but it was pretty fun. Hopefully this get's me into racing.
  • GR_JustinTowell - December 17, 2010 12:16 p.m.

    The 'M' in crime looks different. That's definitely an H :)
  • StrayGator - December 17, 2010 12:04 p.m.

    I thought it said "mooning" but w/e

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