Developer Playrise Digital and publisher Ripstone have announced that Table Top Racing will release for the PlayStation Vita on August 5 in North America and August 6 in Europe. Priced at £4.99/€5.99/$7.99, there will be a PlayStation Plus launch discount of some sort, but specific details weren’t given.
Featuring a “host of crazy tracks complete with shortcuts, over-sized obstacles, jumps, and all manner of other hazards,” Table Top Racing has already been downloaded over 5.3 million times on mobile devices. For this PlayStation Vita version, Playrise Digital CEO and member of the original WipEout team Nick Burcombe explained what you can expect:
The biggest improvement that PS Vita has enabled us to make is the addition of a controllable accelerator and brake. PS Vita has really opened up what we can do with this game and we fully believe Table Top Racing PS Vita is the most pure and fun version of the game we’ve ever made.
On top of the better controls, PS Vita technology has allowed us to include the new “Rear View” glance-back by touching the rear panel. We also re-created all the race tracks with twice as many polygons — meaning it looks awesome and still runs buttery smooth. The PS Vita has shown itself to be a handheld powerhouse.
With the four-player multiplayer feature, you also have the ability to play against four of your friends in both ad-hoc mode or via PSN, not many PS Vita titles do both. Ad-hoc mode helps re-capture that Micro Machines social and intensely competitive experience which I was so keen to recreate.
Table Top Racing will also run at 60fps.
[Source: PS Blog]