221w ago - Today SCEA Producer Daimion Pinnock has shared a MotorStorm Arctic Edge 'behind the scenes' look at the making of the PSP title.
To quote: We're over two weeks away from the release of MotorStorm Arctic Edge for the PSP, but have already kicked off the MotorStorm festival!
Between now and launch date (September 29), we will be unveiling brand new trailers that will allow you to go behind-the-scenes with my colleagues at Bigbig Studios where they show you exactly how MotorStorm Arctic Edge for the PSP was born, complete with never-before-seen footage from the game, as well as in-depth interviews from Bigbig Studios.
Take a look at the first of four right here on the PSBlog:
Continue to check back here weekly for the latest MotorStorm Arctic Edge trailer and updates.
223w ago - SCEA Software Product Marketing Manager Scott McCarthy has announced today that on September 29, 2009 MotorStorm Arctic Edge for PSP will be hitting stores in UMD form.
The game will also be available for purchase on 10/1/09 via PSN, to quote:
Eager to blast the rugged Alaskan terrain with an arsenal of offroad vehicles? Well, wait no more. You can now look forward to snagging MotorStorm Arctic Edge PSP in UMD form on 9/29/09 at a store near you.
The game will also be available for purchase on 10/1/09 as a PSPgo launch title via the PSN and voucher code. The game will be $39.99 on both formats.
Also as we mentioned previously, those who get out there early and pre-order the game will be rewarded with the opportunity to own the exclusive Mirage Rapide rally car, available with two customizable skins and set for top speed racing and drifting.
Even if you don't pre-order, there's still a chance for fans to get the Rally car – the vehicle will be available on the PSN Store for those who buy the game within the first 30 days of launch.
Adding in two new snow-specific vehicles this time around, players will have a total of eight car classes and 12 reversible tracks to negotiate as they battle insane...
226w ago - Today SCEA's Software Product Marketing Manager Scott McCarthy has shared bonus details on MotorStorm Arctic Edge pre-orders for Sony's PSP.
To quote: This just in for MotorStorm and driving fans. SCEA will be giving an exclusive vehicle to fans who pre-order MotrorStorm Arctic Edge for PSP and PSPgo.
The game hits shelves and the PSN Store on Sept 29th but fans who pre-order now will receive a Mirage Rapide rally car. That may not seem like a big deal to gamers who are not rally fans, so here are a few details:
• Comes with two customizable skins
• Gearing is set for top speed
• Handling is set at maximum drifting
This means the Mirage Rapide is made specifically to combat the tight cliff face turnabouts and the bobsled corners of MotorStorm Arctic Edge.
Being set in Alaska make the environment more unstable than ever but the Mirage Rapide has been tweaked for drifting racers to handle all the new challenges that come with the snowy and icy courses.
Go to any participating retailer to pre-order the game to get your exclusive drift rally car.
238w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein is back today with a video FAQ on MotorStorm Arctic Edge.
To quote: After two console-based racing adventures on PS3, MotorStorm finally goes portable this fall with MotorStorm Arctic Edge on the PSP.
You had questions about the environment, multiplayer, and how developer BigBig Studios (Pursuit Force) is going to shrink the game without compromising the action. Fortunately, Game Director Richard Ogden was up to the task.
So, what do you think?
We've now shared all of our pre-E3 Q&A sessions, save for one. Look for our Heavy Rain interview next week.
246w ago - Motorstorm: Arctic Edge will significantly push the PSP's hardware according to BigBig, but the dev says we still haven't seen everything Sony's handheld is capable of.
To quote: "MotorStorm: Arctic Edge really does push the machine," game director Richard Ogden told NowGamer. "We've got more physics and damage and destruction going on than most other games on the system.
As to whether there's more that can be squeezed out; most definitely. We've been working with the hardware now for a good few years and we're still finding ways that we can squeeze more out of it."
Ogden also told us that Arctic Edge will bring the "full Motorstorm experience" to the PSP, despite the hardware disparity between Sony's handheld and its PS3 big brother.
"As long as you take a sensible view on what you're trying to achieve then there aren't really any major constraints when translating a PS3 game to PSP," he said.
"The main area to deal with is the graphics and visuals - we have to use lower resolution textures and less polygons in our models, but in such a way that it's still going to look great on the small screen. Really, nothing else needs to be compromised that much, at least not in the player's perception of the final product."