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Wipeout HD Officially Dated, Priced

As we rub our hands together with childish - and a touch of evil; we don't know why - glee, let us all remind you that Wipeout HD is a pretty damn big release. And the best news is this: Sony has officially revealed the date and price for the U.S.!

SCEA producer Daimion Pinnock made the announcement over at the official PlayStation blog, and we really couldn't be happier. The hotly anticipated futuristic racer will release on the PlayStation Store on September 25 for the price of $19.99. Earlier, we had heard from another SCEA rep that the game would be coming "soon" and at a "bargain" price, and after seeing this information, we're inclined to agree. Pinnock also provided us with the full details of what to expect with this game:

  • Full HD Visuals
  • 5 Game Modes - Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap and Zone Mode
  • Online play that supports up to 8 racers competing on a track at a time
  • 2-player split screen (horizontally and vertically) offline
  • 8 reversible tracks and 12 teams
  • Optional use of SIXAXIS motion controls to steer your ship
  • A great soundtrack remixed in Dolby 5.1 AND the option for custom playlists that allow you to race to whatever playlists you have on your HDD.
  • And more, including Trophy support, which well outline for you in a future post - so keep your eyes peeled.

Sweeeeet. We can't wait to give this one a try; in all honesty, we've been waiting all year for Wipeout HD. It ran into problems when it failed epilepsy testing, but clearly, the team has made the appropriate fixes and the game is clear for launch. You only need one reason to log on to the Store on the 25th, and it's right here.

Related Game(s): Wipeout HD

9/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

kN3eLb4Z0d
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 10:39:51 AM
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At last the prophecy be fulfilled.

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John Shoemaker
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 10:56:14 AM
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Yes. Now I have to find 20 bucks to play it.

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Zapix
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:33:44 AM
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After a year of waiting, I almost thought I couldn't give my money to Sony for Wipeout HD.

I will be spamming the store that day for it.

Likely upon downloading it, I won't be seen here for a few days! LOL

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dillonthebunny
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:46:11 AM
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...when will the UK get it? didnt we make it here?
shouldnt we erm.. 'test' it before its shipped to the US of A? :D


anyway, cant bleeding wait!

..and of course we cant rule out add-on packs which Wipeout are famous for on the psp :)

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Zapix
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 3:20:58 PM

the 25th I believe. If I remember, it's a worldwide release.

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Tim Speed24
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:54:01 AM
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Wipeout is always a fun and very fast racing alternative...and Yes...Trophies.

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mk ultra
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 1:00:33 PM
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Sweet, hope theres a leader board for the online play.

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Aftab
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 1:24:12 PM
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Next thursday seems like a month from now! And $20? That's incredible when you consider wipeout pure being initially released at 50, and pulse being released at 30, both games being on the psp. OK, so the tracks are just revisions. That leaves you with no excuse when I see you online! And let me also use this time to vent, so pardon me. Top 10 laimest things said (or asked) about Wipeout...


10. Due to a very complex problem that no region has been able to solve (like failed epilepsy tests), we have significantly delayed release to ensure that... all EQ billboards have been removed.

9.Dude, did he say surfboards? How can you play Wipeout without surfboards?

8. I don't like the music. What's that? I can upload my own tunes? Why should I have to do that?

7. What? I won't be able to scratch a disc or trade it in? It can't be worth getting.

6. Dude, it's just a ripoff of OutRun.

5. WipeOut? No personality. Halo rocks.

4. I've been waiting many years for this game, and I'm so excited, but is Captain Falcon still in it?

3. I've been waiting some time now for this game, unfortunately, $20 seems a tad high for a high definition downloadable title.

2. Wipeout's got weapons? Oh yeah, well does it got banana peals?

1. WipeOut zooming onto psn at light speed this Fall (of '07)


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aaronisbla
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 7:04:23 PM
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The playstation blog has noted that Blockbuster now carries PSN Cards in $20 and $50 denominations, at least in California

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LightShow
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 10:13:43 PM
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10 longest days on the planet

at least ill have Mercs 2 and the Burnout: Paradise bike pack to tide me over ^_^

so much to beat in soooo little time, all while i was getting back into the old Metroid games! This is seriously Christmas morning for me.

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BigT_1980
Monday, September 15, 2008 @ 11:01:37 PM
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Oh Yeah I will purchase on release because if I don't I will be like a RROD Xbox 360. Because I will be broke for 3-6 weeks.

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