MotorStorm 2 announced

by: Chuck -
Sony took the wraps off MotorStorm 2 today.  The sequel to the best looking racer on any platform is kicking it up a notch by moving the MotorStorm festival from Death Valley to an unnamed island in the Pacific.  I was a huge fan of the original game and if they can solve the load times of the first one and offer a game that looks as good as this debut trailer I think gamers are in for a treat.  Hopefully the destructible environments they show off in the trailer make it to the final game as they could really go a long way to making the game a lot more interesting.  Between this and LittleBigPlanet it's going to be a good fall for PS3 owners.
MotorStorm™ returns this autumn on PLAYSTATION®3: Prepare for the next installment of the world’s most brutal off-road racing festival

- A brand new location: experience the grandeur, diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific island
- 16 new diverse multi-route tracks hosting MotorStorm’s unique mixture of vehicles
- The aggressive monster truck now joins your garage
- Split-Screen Multiplayer racing – compete with up to four buddies on the same screen


It’s the best selling PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) title to date and now, it’s time to take to the starting grid again as the MotorStorm™ festival heads to the tropics.

The first MotorStorm wowed critics and gamers alike with its heady formula of brutal, unpredictable off-road racing, festival vibes and stunning Monument Valley desert scenery. This new outing takes you to a solitary tropical paradise in the Pacific Ocean, ready for a whole new take on no-holds-barred racing action through thick swamps, dense jungle, towering peaks and steaming volcanoes.

Not just pretty backdrops to the action, these environments take centre stage in challenging players with everything in Mother Nature’s arsenal.
Thick mud, tangled undergrowth, swift flowing rivers, choking volcanic clouds and searing lava pools all test the drivers to their limits and beyond.

Using the power of PLAYSTATION®Network, 16 players can race head-to-head online and, for the first time in the series, racers can hit the gas in four-player split-screen mode. All of the vehicle classes from the first MotorStorm are here again: ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, mudpluggers and Big Rigs – as well as the newly arrived monster trucks that climb, sprint and roll over any other vehicle in their way.

Delivered to you on Blu-ray Disc, expect a rich festival of off road racing, along with a host of game modes and rewards. It’s brutal, dangerous, relentless, and unpredictable and more than a game - MotorStorm is way of life so stay tuned, the festival is back this autumn and promises to be larger than ever before.
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