Wednesday, March 12

Motorstorm 2 On It's Way

The sequel to one of the best racing games on the Playstation 3 (Not too much competition however...) has been confirmed and announced with some details about it already and it should be coming in Fall of this year. Check out what the original article has to say after the break (and my prediction at the very end of it all).

MotorStorm returns this autumn on PLAYSTATION 3. Prepare for the next installment of the world’s most brutal off-road racing festival:

* A brand new location: experience the grandeur, diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific island
* 16 new diverse multi-route tracks hosting MotorStorm’s unique mixture of vehicles
* The aggressive monster truck now joins your garage
* Split-Screen Multiplayer racing
* compete with up to four buddies on the same screen

It’s the best selling PLAYSTATION 3 title to date and now, it’s time to take to the starting grid again as the MotorStorm festival heads to the tropics.

The first MotorStorm wowed critics and gamers alike with its heady formula of brutal, unpredictable off-road racing, festival vibes and stunning Monument Valley desert scenery. This new outing takes you to a solitary tropical paradise in the Pacific Ocean, ready for a whole new take on no-holds-barred racing action through thick swamps, dense jungle, towering peaks and steaming volcanoes.

Not just pretty backdrops to the action, these environments take centre stage in challenging players with everything in Mother Nature’s arsenal. Thick mud, tangled undergrowth, swift flowing rivers, choking volcanic clouds and searing lava pools all test the drivers to their limits and beyond.

Using the power of PLAYSTATION Network, 16 players can race head-to-head online and, for the first time in the series, racers can hit the gas in four-player split-screen mode. All of the vehicle classes from the first MotorStorm are here again: ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, mudpluggers and Big Rigs – as well as the newly arrived monster trucks that climb, sprint and roll over any other vehicle in their way.

Delivered to you on Blu-ray Disc, expect a rich festival of off road racing, along with a host of game modes and rewards. It’s brutal, dangerous, relentless, and unpredictable and more than a game - MotorStorm is way of life so stay tuned, the festival is back this autumn and promises to be larger than ever before.

Alright, here's my sum-up of what we know about Motorstorm 2. It is the same game but with slightly prettier graphics, offline multiplayer, and some nice tweaks and small add-ons here and there.

The first MotorStorm game was fun, crazy, and explosive. Literally. But I feel that the obsessive fans from the first game wont be enough to make the second one a huge selling game as well. I also think that the only reason the first one sold so well was because of the fact it was packaged directly with the 80 gig Ps3 in the first place.

Now with games like Burnout Paradise, Grand Turismo 5, and all the other racing sequels that come out every year or two are on their way, MotorStorm wont have much of a chance here. Though there's always the chance that my gut instinct is 100% wrong and MotorStorm 2 will go multi-platinum and win awards upon awards.


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