ModNation Racers dated for May 25

Next title in Sony's Play, Create, Share series slated to hit store shelves in two months in North America; European release confirmed for shortly thereafter.

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Sony and United Front's highly customisable driving game ModNation Racers is set for a May 25 release, according to the US PlayStation blog. The European PlayStation blog followed up the American announcement with confirmation that the release in PAL territories should be the same week but did not commit to a specific date.

Kratos has a habit of taking fender benders personally.

ModNation Racers lets players build and customise racetracks, racers, and vehicles as well as share them with others using the PlayStation Network. Billed by Sony as the spiritual successor to Little Big Planet, it has a similar focus on user-generated and shared content and is the second title to carry the Play, Create, Share tagline.

The US blog also announced preorder bonuses; early pledges will be rewarded with access to a select Sony character depending on the retailer of choice. Drivers will be able to give Kratos a break from vengeance to tear up the racetrack by reserving at GameStop, reunite plucky Lombax Ratchet and his mechanical sidekick Clank through Amazon, or give Nathan Drake a chance to show off his half-tuck on the racetrack with a Best Buy preorder.

There is no mention of similar bonuses for European gamers as yet, but Sony's track record with preorder incentives for customers outside the US may provide some hope. European players of last year's hit Uncharted 2 were treated to golden weapons, a currency multiplier, and a revenge perk for multiplayer, which were originally available exclusively as preorder bonuses in the US.

Discussion

71 comments
jimmyccckotb
jimmyccckotb

Thought it was going to be a better version of mario kart with awesome customization. Just played the demo. Looks like I was right. I am so ready to get this game for psp!

wario96
wario96

HEY! wait a second. if i don't pre order this game, will i still be able to play as awsome sony characters?

wario96
wario96

i think it will be like sim racing, but with awsome sony characters. I CALL KRATOS!

thrasher510
thrasher510

@ Rottenwood how is this a knockoff? this is based off the genre play, create, share, just like littlebigplanet

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

If this plays as well as mariokart then we will never have a need to buy another kart racer again. An eternity of racing awaits with this game!

blackace
blackace

I've been wanting this since it was showed at last years E3. This was one of Sony's bright spots at the show. I will definitely be getting this. Might as well preorder it at Gamespot now. No better time like the present.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Utterly bizarre, watching Sony become a Nintendo knock-off. That said, this does look quite fun. One issue: why in the world are they making their three top characters the giveaway incentives? If you don't pre-order it at all, who are you stuck with? Jak and Daxter? The Origami Killer? Sackboy?

THORINATOR
THORINATOR

I'm sorry i didn't get into the beta. ModNation looks great. I hope they bring the preorder bonus of the sony characters to the pal region, they look excellent.

ShootingPwnage
ShootingPwnage

the beta was awesome, will get the game for sure

blancobo
blancobo

Cool! A Kratos cart sounds like the kind I want to drive. Hope they throw in some Blades of Chaos or of Athena to arm the vehicle.

Flint247
Flint247

This looks fun and insane. o.o

mcshorty73
mcshorty73

this is amazing!!!!!! been lookin forward to it for so long now. i love to play lbp and mario/ctr racing and this is a perfect mix between both. and way better everything like graphics and content

wilt1725grog
wilt1725grog

I hope that this game will have the same magic as the Mario Kart series

tsep23
tsep23

clap-trap0095, I love Mario Kart too. This game looks like it's going to be at least just as good though.

tsep23
tsep23

What's funny is that I've been waiting for GTA5 to buy a racer on PS3. I think Mod Nation is worth the money though. It's like Little Big Planet meets racing. Should be a great addition to the collection for those who aren't into racing sims like Grand Turismo 5. Good day to be a PS3 owner. Now, it's time to stream The Hurtlocker on my PS3 via it's web browser.

tsep23
tsep23

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benjabean
benjabean

Need to buy a PS3 now. How did I go this long?

aGiantSquirrel
aGiantSquirrel

In order for this game to be perfect, there needs to be a battle mode like Mario kart or diddy kong racing. Does anyone know anything about that???

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

i dont own a ps3, but as a gamer, the past few summers have had a ton of big releases for both consoles. this is looking good

PrimusTool
PrimusTool

@ SergeantPS3 Biggest rip off ever?! Are you kidding?! They usually have the best deals on everything. The reason the PS3 is expensive now is because they don't have any in stock. If you buy almost anything else it's cheaper.

SergeantPS3
SergeantPS3

@PrimusTool Amazon is the biggest ripoff ever. i bought my ps3 at barnes n noble for about 280 dollars but when i checked amazon they sole it for over 320! Anyways awesome! cant wait for this game to come out!

PrimusTool
PrimusTool

Amazon has it for $57 and they don't suck like Gamestop. The choice is obvious.

ryogapower
ryogapower

and the character editor was brilliant. so dont worry about whether you can get ratchet or kratos, you can make them or download anyone elses creation. i made a pretty convincing manga Devil Man in about 2 minutes

clap-trap0095
clap-trap0095

looks fun but you just cant beat mario kart. Ya never know though.

ryogapower
ryogapower

i disagree, the kart racing mechanics were far superior in the beta i played to the sega superstars racing demo. i was actually pretty blown away by the track creator. i wasnt expecting it as im not usually a kart racing fan. its the ONLY one since the original mario kart i would part with my hard earned cash for.

ryogapower
ryogapower

i disagree, the kart racing mechanics were far superior in the beta i played to the sega superstars racing demo. i was actually pretty blown away by the track creator. i wasnt expecting it as im not usually a kart racing fan. its the ONLY one since the original mario kart i would part with my hard earned cash for.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

looks so cool! I hope the gameplay will be even better than SEGA Cart Racing. Day one purchase for me!

sleepychicken
sleepychicken

Was excited about this until I played the beta. Track creator was a lot of fun and very cool. The customization was great, especially for the cars. Too bad the actual racing mechanics handled like sh*t. Much better off getting a Mario or the sega cart racing games if you're concerned about actual gameplay.

anotherone10
anotherone10

This has the potential to be the best kart racing game...ever :D

BigBangBear
BigBangBear

Been looking forward to this. Will preorder with amazon but hopefully the others will end up on PSN for a reasonable price.

UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

hope you can get those characters on psn and i hope it doesnt cost that much. i may cancel my gamestop preorder and preorder on amazon or wih bestbuy.

gobrock
gobrock

looks funny, mayby i'll buy it...

rkane34
rkane34

Can wait to get all boozed up and destroy everyone at this game!!

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

so many good games, so little time to master them all =(

Briggins14
Briggins14

man, mario galaxy 2, modnation racers, and metroid other M they all come out too close together....i need em all

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Too bad Amazon gets Ratchet and Clank, they sound the most interesting but they're on the last place I'd get this.

TXMostWanted
TXMostWanted

This looks like Little Big Planet for kart racing. SCHWEEETTT

SpideR_CentS
SpideR_CentS

One of my top 5's this year. It looks like they really improved the map maker from LBP. I really hope this one lives up to the expectations.

nwo22
nwo22

This looks definitely a must buy. How much is it gonna cost?

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

the beta was allot of fun only thing that sucked about was the load times but they already said they are working on it

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

they should put in there ryu, ken and other third party characters like in LBP and why ratchet? he's not even popular

RT3
RT3

Nice game

ambridget
ambridget

@zMd113 You can't even compare the two! They're two totally different genres of racing game. MNR is a kart racer (unrealistic physics, power-ups, etc.) and GT5 is a racing simulator (extremely realistic physics, life-like graphics, etc.). And neither of them have come out yet, so wait before you start criticizing games. Just to have my point perfectly clear.