Midnight Club hits the streets September 9

Rockstar's LA-based racer arrives for PS3, Xbox 360 later this year; PSP "Remix" edition also announced.

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All eyes are on next week's launch of the much-anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV from Rockstar Games, but the developer is already looking forward to the next big sequel in another of its well-known franchises. Rockstar Games announced today the release dates for Midnight Club: Los Angeles on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as Midnight Club: LA Remix for the PlayStation Portable.

All three versions of the game will arrive in North American stores on September 9, with European releases scheduled for September 12. Midnight Club: Los Angeles was originally scheduled for an early 2008 release, but was delayed by Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive "to leverage the retail strength leading to the key holiday-selling season, and in order to provide some distance from the release of Grand Theft Auto IV."

Like GTAIV, Midnight Club: Los Angeles features an open-world design. Unlike GTAIV, it won't include any weapons or combat, and will sport customizable licensed cars and tuner parts including rims, tires, and spoilers. The console editions of Midnight Club: Los Angeles are being developed by Rockstar San Diego, with Rockstar London working on the PSP LA Remix.

Discussion

80 comments
megamaster32
megamaster32

They pushed it back 1 month to oct sounds like it is going to be a good game.

xyboink
xyboink

Good news because the new release of the NFS: Prostreet was bad. MC is a good game and i have experienced that by playing the midnight club DUB edition (on PSP) and it is a subject for recurrence

weezyfbaby09
weezyfbaby09

NFS hasn't been good since Hot Pursuit but Midnight Club stole the show with Dub Edition. All the classic muscle cars and tuners were fully customizable with rim sizes being the best. 70' Chevelle Royal blue, white racing stripes, and huge rims was the best possible creation!!!!

La_Rhonda
La_Rhonda

I can't wait for MC. NFS use to be my favorite but after playing MC back in 01 I've been hooked and NFS got the bump. NFS series went downhill with Most Wanted. Being forced to drive a stick when it came to drag races and keeping the police chase going for "x" amount of time made me hate the game. This game however is going to be sick :)

gangstaman30001
gangstaman30001

Need for speed used to be good, Underground was the best, but then they all went downhill, even now midnight club DUB edition is better than any NFS game so i cant wait for LA, its gonna be siiiiik

AjayRaz
AjayRaz

all the other MC games were great, can't wait for this one!

BigSmitts07
BigSmitts07

@cyw and jwb thanks, im going to hit up my family video tommorrow n see if they got MC3 avaliable

shawnomac
shawnomac

DUDE HELL YEA MIDNIGHT CLUB PSP IMO Midnight Club is better than any other open world racer.

jwb-2007
jwb-2007

NFS pro street was awful. Cant wait for this. Definitely getting it.

speedjunkie4
speedjunkie4

Bigsmitts, i recommend picking up MC3 DUB Edition REMIX and see the amount of varity there.

ELICBELICBOOM
ELICBELICBOOM

This going better than pro street, i love Midnight Club.

cyw1988
cyw1988

Dude, MC imo is way better than NFS... After Underground, the quality of NSF starts to dip a little as it moved to most wanted and then to Carbon. The graphics are still fine but it's something about the races. NFS's races feel quite repetative. But I didn't really have that feeling when i played MC. My opinion? Rent and try it out first.

BigSmitts07
BigSmitts07

ive always played NFS, like most wanted an carbon for custimization, but ive never played a MC....im thinking of trying it...any helpful advice from anyone whos played them for me?

rockypuff
rockypuff

dude, cant wait for midnight club, all the others were great so im pretty confident about this one

GaMeWiZaRd93
GaMeWiZaRd93

i loved the second midnight club so cant wait for this to come out

speedjunkie4
speedjunkie4

Yea! This just shot to my most heavily anticipated title!

Titanfan2083
Titanfan2083

the only complaint i had with the first midnight club 3 on PSP was that sometimes the load times were very very long. other than that, it was a prefect port.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

MIdnight Club Yea, Not as good as Need for Speed Underground 1 but better than the other NFSes so its a yes for me. Completing MC 3 on PSP was fun so I'll give this one a go.

mrjasler
mrjasler

I wonder what will happen if EA buys taketwo? will they cancel midnight club? maybe they will slap the Need For Speed Label on Midnight club? haha that would be funny.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

sweet - NFS has gotten stale, looking forward to this one.

mrklorox
mrklorox

Need for Speed hasn't been worth purchasing since Midnight Club hit the scene. I am actually looking forward to MC:LA. Now, if only Microsoft would make MC3 backward compatible on the 360...

LURCH87
LURCH87

Midnight Club has always been a fun racing game. I buy them because they allow you to customize the crap out of your cars. I'll probably still keep playing Burnout Paradise though.:)

Purple_Kool_Aid
Purple_Kool_Aid

Can't wait. Definitely my favorite racing series. x)

mrjasler
mrjasler

if MC3 was soo good as you say DrKill09 then how come it sold so poorly in comparison to underground? I think games like underground don't get enough respect.. it was game of the year when it was released and was a huge seller.. it must have been a quality game for people to like it. MC3 was okay but not great like underground or it would have been more successful.

DrKill09
DrKill09

MC3 was the best street racing game, and put NFS Underground to shame. I can't wait for this new installment! ...especially since Microsoft never made MC3 or MC3 Remix 360 compatible. :(

soniqstylz
soniqstylz

Actuallly, it's original date was last x-mas. It's been done since Dec.

Vash67
Vash67

I really liked MC3 so I'd definitely happy to see this one coming! Lets hope they put as much work into beforehand so we don't get mountains of DLC that costs a bunch.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

@ sidious, yo, I was thinkin' the same thing, LOL.....damn I'm gonna be sooo broke by the end of Sept.--from the overload of game purchases--that it ain't even gonna be funny :lol: Of course, I wouldn't have it any other way.....except if they decided to release it earlier ;)

chrismaster36
chrismaster36

Too bad it was delayed wished it came out on its 'riginal date May 28

1uP_OnYou
1uP_OnYou

Yes! I was playing Midnight Club: Dub Edition aganist my friend the other day and that game took me back to some good times. Im looking foward to the newest one!

khai411
khai411

And yet another "take that" to Wii and DS owners

SweetMusic
SweetMusic

Ecellent! Absolutely cannot wait for this game! It looks amazing! Graphics wise, they say there are over 100,000 polygons per car, which is getting close to Forza 2 and GT5 graphics, and is way more than NFS: Pro Street.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Sweet, this year is going to be as big as last year

mrjasler
mrjasler

Based on the trailer, it looks like midnight club doesn't have any focus on the cops? what is with that? what is the story and the point to the whole thing.. I don't want to just roam around LA ... there needs to be a point to it all.. the trailer was a disappointment.

forzaveloce
forzaveloce

santiagocjile: "The Wii has set a new standard for racing games, and the other consoles have stayed behind." ...are you dumb?? this and any other multiplatform racing game will never be as good on the wii as on xbox or ps3.

Zetona
Zetona

I hear that the next NFS will go back to the Most Wanted-style street racing, which can only be good. Two street racing games this year, plus the quality that comes from competition!

DannyAF
DannyAF

santiagochile: "The Wii has set a new standard for racing games" ummm, no.

moej88
moej88

I wish they stuck to the early release cause i would have bought GTA and Midnight Club. it just seems to far away from today. But that wont hold me from buying it any way :)

getbent57
getbent57

Awesome. Can't wait. Love the Midnight Club games.

sidious
sidious

I'm so buying this game. I can't wait to play it on X-Box Live! September is gonna be expensive.

hybrid3214
hybrid3214

I love midnight club I cant wait for this new one to come out, i used to be a need for speed fan but they have gone bad in the last few attempts midnight club all the way now

YTP_1991
YTP_1991

by the time mc la comes out well have need for speed pimp yo momma knowin ea

Agreb91
Agreb91

I am really looking forward to this next game in the series because I am a huge fan of the series and have always thought it did a good job at customization and racing.

SkellitonKiller
SkellitonKiller

I am glad they are making a psp version but I might end up buying a ps3 or Xbox 360 I just hope on the psp version it wont be like carbon and pro street version for the psp those sucked.

Zetona
Zetona

This game does look awesome. It's the first non-NASCAR racing game that I've seen in ages that lets you actually flip your car. Plus, it lets you drive through L.A. traffic. (OK, maybe that's not such a good thing...)

santiagochile
santiagochile

Zetona, I strongly disagree. I compared them both at Gamestop, and I found Excite Truck to be 100 times better than Motor Storm. Motor Storm has pretty graphics, but the game sucks, it's boring, and I couldn't control the vehicles. Excite Truck is easy to control, so I don't know why you couln't handle it. I would much rather like to play Midnight Club on the Wii than on any other system. And I think Motor Storm is a horrible racing game.