Don't you worry, Evolution Studios plans to keep the end of the world going on for as long as possible.
At this year's E3 expo, Sony unveiled the PlayStation 3's "official 3D Display," a stereoscopic 3D package that packed in one monitor, one copy of Insomniac Games' Resistance 3, one HDMI cable and one pair of 3D glasses for $500. Things have changed.
Disaster racer MotorStorm Apocalypse's rolling out has been a...disaster. The game features buildings falling down, which led to a delayed release in earthquake-affected New Zealand. And then earthquake-affected Japan.
Motorstorm: Apocalypse is a fun, frenetic rolling tour through a world torn asunder by natural devastation.
Since its origins as a PlayStation 3 concept video, Motorstorm has always been known as a series with great visuals. Six years and three console games later, the Motorstorm series still looks damn good. We put three of the PS3 games side-by-side to get a closer look at how the game's graphics have changed over time.
Despite being set in a fictional town along the U.S. west coast, Motorstorm: Apocalypse has been inexorably tied to Japan and the earthquakes there.
After pausing to pay its respects to victims of Japan's earthquake crisis, the latest Motorstorm races to store shelves today, but first it must navigate the assembled video game critics in the Motorstorm: Apocalypse Frankenreview.
This is natural disaster as roller coaster ride.
Upcoming racer MotorStorm Apocalypse features buildings falling down. Which led to a delayed release in earthquake-affected New Zealand. And earthquake-affected Japan. And the UK. Now the game's demo has been delayed in the United States. Talk about bad timing.
MotorStorm: Apocalypse is an upcoming racing game that features buildings falling down all around you. In the wake of a devastating earthquake in the city of Christchurch, that's apparently resulted in the game no longer being released in New Zealand.
The box art for MotorStorm: Apocalypse, which got its release date earlier today. U.S. is on the left, Europe's on the right. Once again, the Old World got the winner; apparently dune buggies move product in North America. [via Playstation.Blog]
The apocalyptic fourth entry in Evolution Studios' off-road racing series is only three months away, as Sony tags Motorstorm Apocalypse with an April 12 release date for North America.
That means what happens in previous races will carry through to the next, which sounds like something of a linear progression (as opposed to, say, Pacific Rift's festival, in which you ran a bunch of races to unlock the remainder in the series, and went back and raced them for higher medals if necessary.) Evolution…
Why is it whenever there's an apocalyptic race there always seem to be conveniently crumbling skyscrapers upon which to race?
SCEA reminds us that the game will feature a playable demo before its early 2011 release; will support 3D; will feature more driver and vehicle customization, with more driver taunting gestures, and "ambitious" plans for post release support. The game is due in the spring of next year.