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It was an unfortunate release date that Motorstorm Apocalypse had chosen; it’s no fault (pun not intended) of Evolution Studios, of course, but it does almost highlight the lack of reason for these races to be taken place. Like most earthquake-based movies, the plot isn’t the main draw; it’s the spectacular special effects and the chance to witness a horrific event as entertainment. In this instance, the entertainment is stunning; with collapsing buildings, the ground opening up, and even a tornado, there is always something waiting to completely change the track on the next lap.
Apocalypse is the third game in the series (4th if you include the PSP outing) and sticks to the well established formula of racing in dangerous terrain, avoiding environmental hazards, and other racers. After the desert, a pacific island, and the arctic, Motorstorm has headed to urban pastures, but, obviously, this wouldn’t be exciting enough, so enter the earthquake. In fact, it hasn’t even deemed an earthquake dangerous enough, as the Apocalypse subtitle eludes, it’s the end of civilization and there are two warring factions to drive between whilst you race, if the constant earthquakes changing the track wasn’t enough.
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Similar to news already issued from our Japanese and European territories, SCEA can confirm that we are officially delaying release of MotorStorm Apocalypse from its scheduled April 12th date. We will provide more information regarding release timing at a later date.
This is not a bad thing in my eyes. They obviously got feedback from the demo that they felt could be worked on prior to a release. Feelings?
Every time I see one of these videos I always regret not being there in the flesh. Here is a quick glance at the PlayStation Booth @ PAX West 2010:
I didn’t see this mentioned at the press conference either, but this is a full trailer as opposed to the simple screenshots we got earlier:
Motorstorm Apocalypse is now officially unveiled!
MotorStorm Apocalypse’s game director Matt Southern,
“There’s a sense that other genres are over-delivering, particularly the cinematic kind of experience – the Uncharted 2s and the Modern Warfares of the world – they’re not just good, they’re mind-blowingly awesome. We see a lot of racers that are good or great – and we’ve been fairly lucky with high review scores and decent sales – but then you’re seeing shooters doing 10 million plus. People want to be really excited – and in the last 12-18 months you’ve seen a few guys realize the same thing.”
Single-player is split into three separate campaigns of differing difficulty, and they’re personified by three distinct characters.