ModNation Racers drifts to PSP

Portable version of United Front Games' customizable PS3 racer will be based on Wipeout engine; set for spring launch alongside its console cousin.

The ModNation has annexed some new territory. Sony today revealed its upcoming PlayStation 3 game ModNation Racers will also arrive on the PSP.

It's like Days of Thunder all over again.

As with the console edition, ModNation Racers on the PSP will combine kart racing with the customizable focus of Sony's Little Big Planet franchise. In addition to creating drivers and karts using a bevy of unlocked bits and pieces, players will be able to create their own tracks from scratch. Users will also be able to upload and share their customized content with the rest of the world.

The handheld version of ModNation Racers will include a single-player story mode that has players run a gauntlet of races with the occasional "boss" opponent thrown in. For multiplayer action, gamers will be able to play locally or online in races for up to six players. All of the PS3's multiplayer match types will be included, in addition to a PSP-exclusive mode.

Sony has entrusted the development duties for the handheld edition to its San Diego studio, with guidance from PS3 ModNation creator United Front Games. The San Diego crew also received an assist from Sony Liverpool, as it is building the PSP ModNation game on a tweaked version of the Liverpudlian engine developed for the portable Wipeout games.

Both the PS3 and PSP versions of ModNation Racers are set to launch this spring. For more on the portable version, check out GameSpot's exclusive first look at the title.

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KillingNinja_
KillingNinja_

I cannot wait for ModNation Racers to come out for PS3 and PSP :D

melty3219
melty3219

awesome more games for psp owners to pirate

FiFa_kirikiki
FiFa_kirikiki

This is good, for us...on free time, but...it's like the same, but for PSP, it doesn't have much sense.

Readial
Readial

Must... Get... PSP... version... Ahhhh.... Just wondering how both versions will do with the different technicalities. hmm....

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

SCEA = Sony's American in-house game development studio? hm.... thats no good, I need to read carefully about where a sony game is made next time to avoid this scam. .F!

Talldude80
Talldude80

Looks pretty fun! Hope it isnt a total ripoff! (you listening Sony?) Like under $20

Lunastra78
Lunastra78

I gave the PS3 beta a go. While it has a lot of potential they need to fix the controls, as it feels like the vehicles are floating more than driving at the moment. Also the loading times were horrendous, but I guess that will be fixed in the final version. Also I'm glad that Sony is pushing so many new ip's lately. Seems like they have most genres covered by now, except I would have liked to see some more RPGs on the PS3.

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Probably about the closest the PSP will get to Mario Kart. So hopefully this turns out pretty well.

pakrulz
pakrulz

yay another game on the psp!

planbfreak4eva
planbfreak4eva

its still ps3 exclusive, and this is psp exclusive, name is the same but the game on 2 consoles is different. plus the ps3 version is almost complete and psp is just getting in production. so its still an exclusive

Ehggsz
Ehggsz

It's good to see this game have multiplayer support. It's probably the number one component that held LittleBigPlanet for the PSP back.

Megamanx266
Megamanx266

Exclusives are dieing... which to me isnt a bad thing, it just allows you to play a game you REALLY like no matter what console you have. That way you dont have to go and "wait" for good enough games to come out so that you can justify buying a certain console. I'm really happy that this is coming out for PSP since I dont have a PS3

93soccer
93soccer

There goes another exclusive

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

Does anyone really play online? I only play portable games when I'm actually traveling. When I'm home, I rather play on a console. I never really bother playing online with PSP.

Clutch22
Clutch22

hurry up and release it already this game looks awesome! pumped

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Now it's on PSP! I hope they'll be different in arcade mode.

TruXael
TruXael

@ lilmp89 by the way your avatar of that FFX scene is EPIC!

TruXael
TruXael

When in Spring I want this game!!!!

luffy11234
luffy11234

made sense, lbp got a psp version as well and this game follows that "play share create" thing.

zMd113
zMd113

sweetness! didn't see this one coming!