MotorStorm RC revs up PS3 and PS Vita March 6

Evolution Studios' "Pay once, get both" radio-controlled cross-platform racer arrives next month; demo to arrive same day as full version.

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MotorStorm RC is gassing up in preparation for a March 6 launch on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, Sony announced today in a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Presumably these RC cars' batteries will last longer than 10 minutes.
Presumably these RC cars' batteries will last longer than 10 minutes.

Developed by series creator Evolution Studios, MotorStorm RC is a spin-off for the franchise, with the standard assortment of real-world vehicles replaced by remote-control counterparts. The game will deliver 16 different tracks set in four familiar environments, with many of the vehicle types from previous games making a return.

MotorStorm RC will be a "Pay once, Get both" game, so players need to buy only one version to gain access to the game on both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. However, Sony has not yet announced pricing for the game.

The different versions will be interoperable, but the PS3 version will also offer stereoscopic 3D, SimulView same-screen multiplayer support and a four-player split-screen mode. All progress made in one version of the game--lap times, unlockable content, and trophies--will be synchronized to the other, ensuring that players don't need to repeat tasks in both versions. Features like the Pitwall, which lets players track challenges and friends' activity, will also be accessible in both versions.

This is not the first Sony racing franchise to spawn an RC-based spin-off. Twisted Metal was treated to its own diminutive iteration in 2001's Twisted Metal Small Brawl on the original PlayStation.

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