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Motorstorm Arctic Edge on PSP: Shots

New instalment from Pursuit Force dev

As has been hotly-rumoured, Sony's confirmed that an instalment of its drum n base-fuelled PS3 racing series, Motorstorm is headed to PSP.

Motorstorm Arctic Edge, developed by Pursuit Force dev Bigbig studios, will be released on Sony's handheld in autumn 2009. A PS2 version is also planned for release at the same time.

Details are thin on the ground at the moment, but Sony promises a game "built from the ground up for PSP" that sees "the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing arrive in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska."

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It'd probably goes without saying we're likely to see snow, glaciers and perhaps... snowmobiles?

Here's the official release:

"Developed by award-winning Bigbig Studios, the team behind the best-selling Pursuit Force series, MotorStorm Arctic Edge sees the music, the festival and the brutal off-road racing arrive in the breathtaking yet lethal and unpredictable setting of Alaska. With temperatures plummeting, sudden avalanches, broken ice bridges, and three different racing altitudes, this is possibly the most inhospitable environment the MotorStormers have ever had to deal with.

"With grip at a premium, and in addition to the six existing classes from the original MotorStorm, two new vehicles have been introduced to combat the ice, the cold and the snow - the Snowcat and the Snow Machine. One has the power and size to blast through packed snow, whilst the other has the grip and pace to combat most of what the sub-zero conditions can throw at it.

"MotorStorm Arctic Edge is great for single player action, online multiplayer or playing with friends; two to eight players can compete against each other wirelessly via Ad Hoc Mode on PSP. Alternatively, you can also compete via online multiplayer using Infrastructure Mode on PSP to make it to the summit of the online global leaderboards.

"A further new introduction to the MotorStorm festival is personalisation of your vehicle class. Each vehicle in the game has a selection of different parts - for example wheels, exhausts, spoilers - liveries and stickers to choose from. Players can also create their own liveries from a set of base patterns and decals. There are so many combinations that each player could own a unique vehicle!"

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