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Japanese MotorStorm Preview

I’ve always wondered. And now I know. The Japanese are getting MotorStorm for the PS3 several months ahead of the rest of us: December 7th, 2006. North America and Europe are getting MotorStorm in March 2007. The Japanese version will not have online play. The North American and European version will have online play. Ah… yes. I see the virtual light bulbs spreading the globe as all of you out there in the ether read these words.

UK IGN recently got a chance to peak under the hood of the final Japanese version of this game. They were flabbergasted! (My words.) They were quite impressed with the quality of the game and noted that it was fast – something we were worried about not too long ago. So it looks like the devs have fixed that up. They also added a feature whereby in the middle of gameplay you can hit the Start button to pause the action. Then, while the game is still paused, you can look around the 3D scene by controlling a camera. Neato.

IGN: MotorStorm Preview

While we’re on the subject of MotorStorm, here’s another gameplay video. This one doesn’t have sound, though.

MotorStorm: MGS06: Gameplay 2 (no sound) streaming video