MotorStorm 2 revs up this fall

Sony confirms sequel to Evolution Studios popular PS3-exclusive will arrive in 2008; promises 16 new tracks, 16-player online, four-player split-screen, monster trucks.

At last year's Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced that it would be folding Evolution Studios, along with its subsidiary Bigbig Studios, into its stable of internal development houses for a sum later reported to be $33 million. Most notably, Evolution is responsible for former Sony chief of Worldwide Studios Phil Harrison's favorite game, the PlayStation 3-exclusive MotorStorm, while Bigbig's largest project to date is the PlayStation Portable action title Pursuit Force and its sequel, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice.

At the time of its acquisition, Sony noted that Evolution was already at work on a sequel to MotorStorm and was expecting the game to land on the PS3 in 2008. Today, Sony hiked the curtain back a bit farther on MotorStorm 2, saying on its official PlayStation Blog that the game would queue up on the starting line this fall.

In its brief statement, Sony also offered up an early look at some of the features gamers can expect from the next installment in the popular off-road racer. Whereas the original MotorStorm circuit ran through rugged mountainous terrain, the sequel has been transported to a tropical Pacific island, "replete with thick swamps, dense jungle, towering peaks and steaming volcanoes." All of the vehicle types from the first game will return for MotorStorm 2, and Evolution will be adding monster trucks to the mix.

Sony also listed a few of the game's more prominent features, saying there will be 16 new tracks, 16-player online battling, and four-player split-screen play.

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Discussion

138 comments
husainml
husainml

im buying this one ,pure an midnight la for sure ....just cant wait

Thecruiser54
Thecruiser54

this motorstorm is good but not something that i like the last motorstorm was stupid the cars had 3 bodycolors and some were for girls

Boozer11
Boozer11

This will definitely stay with sony cause sony bought the company that makes this game. But anyway this game looks freakin sweet especially with the 4 player splitscreen onine that will be awesome.

juicestain117
juicestain117

the first one was a great distraction and the second one will be even better. i dont know how i feel about the monster trucks being in the game and i heard something bout searing lava pools (WTF). whatever im still gettin it

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

lets all hope it stays with ps3, 000 16 new tracks, and monster trucks w00000t

wars45
wars45

yes i had the 1 one but got rid now i miss it geting this and it will be better online and i6 tracks yes roll on roll on

playmemike01
playmemike01

Monster trucks - check Multiplayer Player Split screen - check One hell of an exciting environment - check Looks set to be better than the original!

yukimurasanada3
yukimurasanada3

dude, i just want those 16 tracks. motorstorm original was fun, but it only had like 5-6 tracks, and i never bought any of the updates (dumb parents not letting me buy stuff. dumb security phobia and all). I like how they spice it up too. the desert got a little boring after a while.

daddy6
daddy6

i sure as hell hope you'll be able to run over the other cars with the monster trucks

dutch777
dutch777

same old same old thing !!!!!

KBABZ
KBABZ

Wasn't really drawn to the first Motorstorm (tried the demo), although it was fun to play. Now that they're bringing it to more tropical areas I might be interested! I love environments like that. It's half the reason I bought Uncharted! And you just know the Monster Trucks will be so unbalanced (as in, the ability to crush other cars) that they'll be unlocked near the end of the game.

jrorl63
jrorl63

FINALLY i was hoping they would make a second motorstorm game ive been waiting for a long time for news like this and im so stoked that it will have offline multiplayer and hopefully it will have an actually bit of a story to it and maybe even some free roam through the jungle island

McDog3
McDog3

good, multiplayer was needed (offline, that is)

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

Yeah Motorstorm, a friend of mine is a 360 fan and he's hungry for Motorstorm but when I tell him it's a PS3 exclusive, he freaked out :lol: Now with Motorstorm, he's gonna freak out double time! Motorstorm FTW!

elguino3
elguino3

motorstorm was awesome there just wasn't much to it (like no two player) but now it looks pretty sick

02sfraser
02sfraser

i didnt find motorstorm that appealing. i got it with my PS3 bundle. still if they change the gameplay machanics a bit and keep those graphics up it might be one to look out for :)

ocdog45
ocdog45

looking foward to playing it. graphics were crazy but i jsut wasn't into it.

bombfanatic
bombfanatic

awesome. the first one was great, now new viechles, bigger online, and finally split screen multiplayer

BoobyUnger
BoobyUnger

mj motorstorm was first gen for ps3, you cant expect perfection and it didnt suck. Dirt sucked it was way to ez throughout the entire game while near the end of ms it atleast got challenging where you have to know ever little spot to go on to win

MJ8404
MJ8404

** The first game sucked! C'mon seriously , another over-hyped Dirt Bike racing game. The game Dirt blew this game outta the water, considering it was mostly just cars, trucks, and some buggys. Gran Turismo is the real deal..

huriona
huriona

Come on Gamespot, enough with the "Phil Harrison's favorite game" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OatmealKing
OatmealKing

THIS WILL BE A GAME TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE BLU DISC IF SONY FOCUSES IT WILL BE IN FULL 1080P I HOPE...

Razzi65
Razzi65

wil it able to beat BURNOUT??? thats too difficult... im busy playing PARADISE... trust me its too difficult, i dont think i can end it b4 Motorstorm 2 'll come out. lolzzzz

R-Force
R-Force

Sounds like Evo haven't been taking their success lightly. Great news for MotorStorm fans.

blancobo
blancobo

I loved the first one. I just think this game had the opportunity of being "greener". Why buy another BD when you can simply download the content and expand the existing game further. Perhaps this would add a lot more data into the mix. I do feel thrilled about this game. Motorstorm is a beautiful, fun respectably difficult game. The track/vehicle system deviced though a bit repetitive was innovative enough for the player to feel the distinction between one type of vehicle and the next. Hopefully the addition of 16 tracs instead of 7 will make the game even better. I do hope we can continue playing in monument valley for a couple more years. This is indeed a great PS3 original title and hopefully will bring more substance to the table. So far this looks like an exciting year for the PS3. Hoepfully this builds hype and raises the bar of video gaming.

sdfgh1J
sdfgh1J

The tropical island reminds me of the DK track on Mario Kart. Infact the first Motorstorm plays a bit like mario kart on single player.

Altiar25
Altiar25

never had the first one but i did play the demo which i loved... cing as they have added split screen i might get this one but im not to fussed

henry4th
henry4th

awesome news. finally split screen local race!

supa_badman
supa_badman

SWEET! loved the first one but thank god theres now 4 player split screen. there has been many people coming to my house asking if motorstorm has splitscreen

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Motorstorm was alright. It was the first game I played on PS3 and it was quite fun. I'd like to drive the monster trucks in the second. The should put small dinosaurs in the jungle so u can run over them too...just a thought.

Nineball2112
Nineball2112

Cool! I really like Motorstorm. It's a nice diversion from the other games I play. It's nice to throw the game in... race on a few tracks and then go on to something else. The setting for Motorstorm 2 sounds pretty sweet too. I'm not a big racing fan, but I will pick this new game up!

Sokol4ever
Sokol4ever

Motorstorm was a good off road racer, I'm sure the next installment will be good as well. Personally I enjoy Colin's McRae racing when it comes to Rally and specifically DiRT is excellent.

kingv99
kingv99

That trailer looked amazing! Can't wait.

hoolesy
hoolesy

Motorstom + lush vegetation. Wowsurs. Then again, trailers always DO look amazing. What's everyone's thoughts?

xYamatox
xYamatox

Time to save up for Motorstorm 2

TheLordHimself
TheLordHimself

Wow... i'm actually pretty excited about this game now. The whole pacific island theme should help for more varied environments too. I'm glad there's gonna be 16 new tracks, only 8 tracks from the original was pretty pathetic, (And only 2 of the 4 downloadable tracks were any good) although I still liked it a lot. And 4 player split screen? Good job. I also want to see a better structured single player mode that actually takes a long time to beat, hopefully they can make this wish come true as well. Damn, i'm gonna have no money left after all these great games. =D

Krammin
Krammin

@Sheegot - really was that pre-rendered...? (Sense the sarcasm). The Teaser looked amazing (pre-rendered I know), was edited really well and got me hyped for the game, therefore the trailer did it's job, pre-rendered or not. If they can create that sense of emotion from a teaser trailer than I am really looking forward to the feel of the game.

skee_uk
skee_uk

the orig motorstorm trailer was a target render, and the full game came close to that, again this is a target render and i belive thy will be close to it again, with many more features not included in the 1st motorstorm, this will be s surefired hit this xmas il deffo be getting this, what a superb this year is for ps3

erikvk
erikvk

If the gameplay is something like we saw in the trailer (I KNOW IT'S PRE-RENDERED) it will be great

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

the trailor looks good

potatoesman
potatoesman

Motorstorm one was boring. could only play for 20 mins. not that impressive either, hope they make the next one fun

Sheegot
Sheegot

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Sheegot
Sheegot

@Krammin Quote: "The Guys who are doubting, see the Teas..." When do people learn to see the difference between PRERENDERED TEASERS and IN-game visuals?? That is as useful as the original motorstorm trailer and the Killzone 2 trailer.

grand17
grand17

wazid360 kobebryantyanic What the heck happened to the customizable tracks in games these days. Last gen, people were able to play their own tracks especially in racing games. ============================================= i believe its a ps3 issue not a game issue, I dont think there's any game on the ps3 that allows custom sound tracks ============================================= he meant the race tracks, i remember playing a game on nes, i think it was called dirt bike extreme and you could fully customize your own track

extrasafeivy
extrasafeivy

The tease trailer looks sweet. And at last a game with offline multiplayer. Definitely getting this.