MotorStorm Apocalypse Reveal Bringing the World to Ruin

MotorStorm has been quite a success for Sony, even seeing a sequel in the series with MotorStorm: Pacific Rift for PS3, and then spin-off MotorStorm: Arctic Edge for PSP. A sequel has long been rumored to exist – first with a domain name then apparently someone playing an early preview build of the racer. Now, as everyone expected, Sony has officially unveiled the latest iteration in the racing franchise, MotorStorm Apocalypse.

The details are as follows:

After ripping up Monument Valley, obliterating everything in its path on The Island and surviving the chilling temperatures of the Arctic, the multimillion selling franchise is back – and this time it hits The City.

Pick your vehicle from one of 13 classes, including supercars, muscle cars, superbikes, and even choppers, then choose one of 40 unique races while looters and military contractors fight for what is left of the city. No track is ever the same as you endure hundreds of explosive real-time dynamic events in the most unpredictable and spectacular races of your life.

Single player and multiplayer modes will be available in MotorStorm Apocalypse. In single player, players will “experience a unique story of three characters as they experience the insane urban festival from unique perspectives, and finally get to learn more about the crazy crew behind each MotorStorm festival.”

The full list of features for MotorStorm Apocalypse:

  • Sixteen player online multiplayer.
  • Four player split-screen.
  • Combinations of the two. Play with three friends in the living room against 12 more online.
  • Massive vehicle customisation. Change vinyls, vehicle parts, vehicle shapes and more. Upload them to the community site and share them with others. They automatically work on all vehicle types, and include your PSN ID.
  • Vehicle perks. Modify your handling, boosting and offensive abilities as you unlock new perks.
  • A wealth of rankings to progess through online with associated rewards and recognition.
  • Stacks of online rewards to earn and persistent progress giving the most determined and successful racers the status and recognition they deserve.
  • Persistent matchmaking. Keep your party together throughout your gaming session.
  • A Game Mode Creator. From a completely blank canvas you can design your own game rules and victory conditions, play them online, and incorporate them into tournaments.
  • Evolution has also revealed that they’re working on tons of more things such as replacing loading screens with cut-scenes that “finally reveal what it’s like to be a part of the MotorStorm subculture, to changes to handling and boosting, to the five completely new vehicle classes making their way to this festival.”

    MotorStorm Apocalypse is currently scheduled for a release in 2011. What do you have left for E3 Sony, then?