ModNation Racers Goes Handheld

Sony gives ModNation the PSP treatment so people can modify their racing rig

Sony has announced that ModNation Racers will be available on PSP as well as PS3, letting you mod, drive and race with your pals wherever and whenever you like.

A new type of racing game that puts you in the driving seat and lets you run riot with your creativity, ModNation Racers is fast, easy, funky, stylish – and downright fun, claims Sony,
The PSP version will have all of the features of the PS3 version, with players able to create and upload their own racetracks to share with kart-racing lovers around the world, and race with up to six people in PSP’s Ad Hoc mode or online.

ModNation Racers is designed as the users own personal playground. Users can create the stars, the cars, and the tracks to race them on.

First, users create their own racer from thousands of different options. Choose a face, eyes and hair – will it be a rough and tough Mod to intimidate the opposition or a quirky character who’ll wreak havoc on the track with crazy manoeuvres? Once the basics have come together, users can get creative with clothes, helmets, jewellery and masks.

Users can choose to take the Mod out to tackle the twists and turns of the game’s pre-made tracks or create an ultimate race track on their own. Make one by driving the Mod around the blank backdrop (think of it as a canvas). Then choose the scenery around it or allow the game to fill trees, mountains, houses and all of the details spring into life as the Mod drives past. When its finished, users can race their own track, ‘remix’ it with new props, weapon pickups and obstacles, invite friends to race on it and even upload it to PlayStationNetwork for the world to play.

There are also a host of the games pre-made mods, karts and tracks to race and enjoy or go online and download other creations created by other players to play. User can choose to race with friends or online opponents, or to hone their skills on their own. Look out for those traps, weapons and maniac drivers .