Test Drive Unlimited 2 Drifting to Starting Line

May 27, 2010 Written by Christopher Gordon-Douglas

Test Drive Unlimited 2 is an upcoming open world driving game being developed by Eden Games and published by Atari. The racer will feature dynamic weather effects, day and night cycles, an intriguing online multiplayer mode, and vehicle damage as well as the ability for players to customize their cars. The game’s projected release date is currently Q4 2010, however, it isn’t know exactly when. Eden Games and Atari has announced just that.

Today Atari confirmed that Test Drive Unlimited 2 has been dated for September 21st, 2010 in the North America. Along with the release date announcement, pre-order incentives details were also released which can be seen below:

GameStop –
GameStop pre-order customers receive TDU2: Casino Online – a complete standalone bonus game! With the TDU2: Casino Online you can play games of chance including Poker, Roulette, and Slots, unlock two bonus cars in-game. Meet up with your friends, customize your avatar, and get access to the VIP area – reserved for only the top players.

Amazon.com shoppers will receive the exclusive iconic Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black special edition, exclusive avatar apparel and an additional bonus of Amazon Video Games Credit. The carbon edition features a bespoke Carbon Black color scheme, and distinctive carbon fibre details, black mesh components, and high polish black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels. A bright finished grill and front parking sensors complete the exterior detailing of this hand crafted masterpiece.

Walmart –
Pre-orders at Walmart come with the super exclusive Inuit Audi Q7 V12 TDI Quattro, avatar apparel, and a Walmart.com gift card. This Audi Q7 has the breathtaking power of a six-liter twelve-cylinder V12 TDI engine with 500 hp. Already one of the most rare super-SUV models, this Audi Q7 comes in Inuit, a special white that creates a pearl effect reminiscent of the glistening luminance of the polar region. Use your Audi Q7 to play in our all new off road tracks.

Best Buy –
Best Buy consumers will be rewarded with the Aston Martin DBS Carbon Black special edition – Aston Martin’s ultimate sports car. Featuring bespoke Carbon Black metallic paint complimented with gloss black 10 spoke diamond turned alloy wheels and the iconic Aston Martin side strake fashioned from carbon fibre. Best Buy Reward Zone members also receive reward zone points with their TDU2 pre-order.

Atari.com –
Atari fans that pre-order on the Atari website will receive an exclusive and unique yellow Nissan 370Z (known as the Fairlady Z in Japan). Inspired by the European GT4 race car, the Nissan 370Z includes 19-inch RAYS forged alloy wheels, black leather and suede interior upholstery and of course the Ultimate Yellow body.

Atari stated that European pre-order bonuses will be revealed at a later date. Check out some recently released screenshots as well as a trailer for the forthcoming racer.