155w ago - Community Manager Ramone Russell at SCEA San Diego Studios has announced today that the ModNation Racers PS3 Far East Track Theme DLC is incoming.
To quote: If you've been dreaming of an extension to your ModNation career, some slick new creation parts, and new Trophies, your dreams are about to some true.
Introducing the "Far East" Track Theme ($9.99)
It's time to take MNR to a new level - literally. The Far East Track Theme hits the PlayStation Store tomorrow (Tuesday, December 21st) and it brings a whole new series to your career, new Trophies, and tons of new unlockables.
Race on and over the Great Wall of China, drift and dodge huge obstacles in an abandoned fortress, or speed through a thick bamboo forest filled with obstacles and surprises.
Here's a look at what you get:
Seven New Tracks:
• Great Wall
• Hidden Forrest
• Dragon City
• Terraced Drop
• Monsoon Edge
• Imperial Gardens
Extend your Career:
• New career race series
• 10 New Objectives
• 35 New Unlockables
• 7 New Trophies
Create New Tracks!
• Over 50 New Props
Everything in the Far Eat Track Theme has a cool Eastern flavor to it, and as you can imagine, this is a HUGE new addition to ModNation Racers that makes an already killer game even better. Check it out when it hits the store for $9.99 tomorrow. We can't wait to see some of the incredible creations that our awesome community publishes.
The Elephant Man
As you may have noticed, there's also a new Mod in the Nation. We'd like to extend a welcome to our good Mod Babu. Our pachyderm pal comes with the following creation parts:
Check him out on the PSN Store now for just $0.99.
MNR Creations of the Week
Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them.
With the release of all the new parts packs, we want to see your tracks with those new props in them.
Mod of the Week
Mod Name: COMPOSITE SANTA
Ramone says: I've never really thought of Santa as a "cool" guy. Friendly? Sure. Jolly? No doubt. Generous? ...on those rare occasions when I acted right as a kid, I guess... But this half Santa/half Snowman composite looks downright cool. I can see this Mod cruising the planet in a drop top toe leave kids presents and then parking the ride so he can go fight crime.
Kart of the Week
Kart Name: COMPOSITE SANTA KART
Ramone says: Remember that ride I was talking about? This is it. You can't be a crime-fighting, present-delivering, half Santa/half Snowman stack of awesome without an appropriate whip. Complete with holiday lights, snowflakes, and an airbrushed image of its two-face driver, this is all badness all the time.
Underdis says: "This track is likely the most strong of my six tracks. My goal was to make a track all Modnation racers could enjoy! For people who are just beginning to play the game and for the pros of the game!
With this track I think I have met that goal, because I have been going to many casual game rooms, and I tested the track with others and I got their own suggestions on how I could make the track better.
I have taken in all the suggestions and with those suggestions I made this track a king! While racing with others online, everyone thought the track was great as well, even with the mistakes. It has also been tested by myself a lot as well, in time trial mode.
The purpose of this track, is to travel through Modnation. A racer will begin at the Modnation seaside, and travel through a small park, the city, carnival, country-side, and the old town of Modnation. Once a racer has gone through the old town, they will jump over the carnival. Now is time to show off your skills in mid-air, and try to avoid the Ferris Wheel, and Salt and Pepper ride.
This jump will lead to a little trail that puts the racer back on the beach. When you are racing on this track you should be looking at the screen 100% of the time, and you should never lose your focus, and that was another one of my goals with this track, because it makes the track much more fun to race on, and I hope I have succeeded in doing this. This track also includes props from the stunt and carnival pack. ENJOY, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!"
Ramone says: I dug this track from that first downhill corkscrew. Once I'd drifted through that and came out in the pack at the bottom, I had enough Boost to get my sideswipe on, and I was the leader.
There's a lot of eye candy in this track, and I especially enjoy it when big jumps have some obstacles to avoid, making them more than just a simple spin opportunity. This is a well thought out track, and the action is fierce in Action Races.
Track Name: Elite Santa's Toy Factory
Created by: RockToonz
RockToonz says: "HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas to all Modnation Community... This track is awesome for action and pure racing because there is so many obstacles and you will experience what looks like to be inside Santa's Toy Factory... You will also see santa's reindeers and his sleigh and take note it's huge! i mean really HUGE!! hehe Enjoy!!!
Ramone says: Learn this track before you try to compete on it. I was a little confused at first, but once I got it, I had a crazy good time with this one. RockToonz never disappoints, and this track is no exception.
As the name implies, it's chock full of toys and all sort os hazards to keep your laps challenging, but it's got such a festive look and feel that you can't help but love it even when things don't go well. Bravo, RockToonz. You have some serious Track creation skills.
Hot Lap Roster for this week
Continuing with the trend we started weeks ago this weeks Hot Lap roster features all new community created tracks.
Monday: Stunt Spectacularium, by grey_jeep
Tuesday: Apocalyptic Devastation, by grey_jeep
Wednesday: Modopolis, by Underdisc
Thursday: Ruins Jungle, by yika_mnr
Friday: Rio de Janeiro!, by atheistsw
Saturday: Mystery Track
Sunday: Mystery Track
ModNation Racers has been fortunate to have a really great and supportive community, and we wish you all the happiest of holiday and the best for a great new year. We'll see you all in 2011, when we'll have even more MNR goodness on the way!
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