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ModNation Racers Launch Date, Pre-Order Incentives

If you're one of millions who have sampled the Play, Create, Share concept initiated by LittleBigPlanet, you're likely stoked for ModNation Racers.

It debuted at last year's E3 and since then, we've been waiting for the official release date. We can't wait to get our hands dirty making our own karts and tracks, and let's not forget about that PS3/PSP connectivity feature. As is the case with LBP, custom user creations can be shared with the community, which means there should never be a shortage of new and unique tracks. Now, as announced at the PlayStation Blog, we know ModNation Racers will release here in the US - for both the PS3 and PSP - on May 25. Furthermore, if you're planning to pre-order the game, you might want to pay attention to the retailer-specific incentives: depending on where you drop your cash, you can nab either Ratchet and Clank, Nathan Drake, or Kratos. Pre-ordering from GameStop will get you Kratos and his Kart of Chaos, Amazon will allow you to race as either Ratchet or Clank, and Best Buy will give you Nathan Drake and his Jungle Jeep. Lastly, each pre-order will come with "an additional BONUS Mystery Mod and Kart package," so that's cool, too.

You won't know what that mystery is until you download it, so there's a bit of anticipation involved with your pre-order. There will be a total of four possibilities and pay attention to the Blog in the near future; they'll reveal those four at some point. Okay, so who's psyched for this one?

Related Game(s): ModNation Racers

3/15/2010 9:22:22 PM Ben Dutka

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fluffer nutter
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:38:34 PM
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Color me stoked! Now I know when my copy will arrive.

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mike rlz
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:45:46 PM
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so if i wanted them all i need to buy three copies? d'oh!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:53:27 PM

I'm sure it will all fall out as DLC eventually.

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johnld
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:15:52 PM

yeah, they'll all end up on the store. Mag just released all three of their preorder bonuses out.

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mike rlz
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:23:43 PM

well, i guess theyre not really bonuses then lol

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 12:33:34 AM

yea they are... You don't have to wait as long and you get it for free with your purchase as oppose to paying for it later

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:48:26 PM
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The Kratos and Kart of Chaos sounds good. ;o

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inkme101
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:53:23 PM
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i love MNR but my may 25 with be filled with ufc undisputed 2010 (the only time youll ever see me purchase a multi plat over a ps3 exclusive. sorry sony ill pick it up later.

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:53:54 PM
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Hard to choose between the Uncharted and GOW packages

Another exclusive I kinda forgot about for a bit. Then when you consider that we'll get the Last Guardian, and other yet to be revealed exclusives. What a packed year!

Will get this for in my most fav'list month! :3

Last edited by Scarecrow on 3/15/2010 9:54:47 PM

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Alienange
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:54:54 PM
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This looks really good. Nothing on earth will get me to pre-order from GameStop, but they've got the better incentive to be sure. Still, I'd be very happy with any of them. I hope Amazon or Wal-Mart has a good credit offer though. Store credit beats dlc in my books.

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:10:10 PM

I'll let Gamestop steal other people's money
Instead I'll reward decent companies like Amazon

Best Buy has retarded employees (who don't know crap and act as if they know more than anyone), so will probably end up rewarding Amazon or a local store.

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Alienange
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:17:54 PM

I'm with you 100% on that one. For some reason Amazon can offer games at a cheaper price AND offer store credits for pre-orders and still make a buck. On top of it, you don't have to talk to a jackass to get your stuff. Well... unless your mailman...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 9:57:03 PM
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lol @ Kart of chaos. I'm not into Kart games but I hope they keep rolling with this P.C.S. idea, it's great for the system and is genre expanding. So what will be next for PCS? How about a goofy fun FPS maker? BigModShooter.

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Alienange
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:06:31 PM

Bring RPG Maker VX to the PS3 so we can get a decent RPG? If devs won't do it, let the community do it.

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St_Jimmy
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:21:49 PM
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I want the ratchet one!

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hellish_devil
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:51:45 PM
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i'm still waiting for the Little Big Planet GOTY edition to drop its price, so this one will have to wait. (Damn littlebigplanet, it´s taking to long)

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fluffer nutter
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:03:28 PM

It's gone for $30, on sale, through Amazon, in the past.

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chedison
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 12:17:32 AM

only price ive ever seen it is 60... rediculous.

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FxTales
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 10:56:46 PM
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I've only just watched a gameplay vid now, looks enjoyable though.

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Deleted User
Monday, March 15, 2010 @ 11:57:11 PM
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I see I'll be pre-ordering from best buy. LOVED the Beta, was glad to be a part of that, can't wait to play the full game.

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chedison
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 12:18:06 AM

so it was a fun game? im not sure if this looks worth 60 bucks....

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Deleted User
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 4:00:28 AM

if you like Kart Racers and Little Big Planet its definitely worth it, I can't tell you how amazing the creation stuff was JUST in the beta with limited resources, I can't wait to try out all the other features and bits and bobs.

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chedison
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 11:12:24 AM

Well Mario Kart 64 is my favorite racing game, if that's any indication....

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Milonakis
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 12:13:04 AM
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Ordering from amazon. I want ratchet and clank.

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jaybiv
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 12:55:56 AM
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Pre-oredering for extra goodies is wack. They got me on the MLB 10, but they won't get me again.

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hellish_devil
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 1:19:35 AM
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After seeing Kratos in all the glory of High Definition in the demo from the PSN, the image from above made me LOL

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chedison
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 1:52:49 AM

he's got a turd face goin on

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___________
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 1:55:02 AM
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT I LOVE MODNATION RACERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry, got a little carried away.

WTF?
no EU date?
$ony leaving us out in the cold :( .......... AGAIN!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 3:06:50 AM
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@_____________.
Aww man,
You alllllllllmost made it without one negative.

(damn, and I was really rooting for ya this time too)LOL

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kraygen
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 4:01:41 AM
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I was luck enough to enjoy the beta for this game and holy crap am I excited. Seriously thought it looked interesting at e3 but as a bargain binner, but I was sooooo wrong.

On the beta we had limited options, seriously limited compared to the full version, however if you were creative it was sooo awesome.

Creating your avatars is so fun, I think I spent over 30 hours just making avatars. As you must know I'm a marvel comic fan, I was able to create deadpool, venom, electro, and several others with nothing but a blank canvas and stickers.

The vehicles are a lot of fun to create as well, so are the tracks. I thought it would be a little difficult but it was easy, so easy you probably won't believe it.

The carts were so much fun to drive and you have a button that allows you to drift. Good controls where easy to get used to.

Seriously if you ever enjoyed mario kart, you will love this. It's like LBP and mario kart, smashed together and mixed with speed and steroids. lol it was so much fun. Really looking forward to this one.

Side not, this is one of the few ps3 games that has some good old school split screen action. Bout time I say, miss me some split screen.

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FxTales
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 5:58:16 AM

Yeah that was the impression I got too, nice way of putting it "mario kart and LBP"

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Deleted User
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 6:59:37 AM

yeah! I was so glad to hear there was split screens. This could be a fantastic game to mess around with friends in, especially racing on tracks you yourself devised. oh the tortures I will put my fiends through.

from the beta I'm calling this one of the best Kart racers I've played in years. Every aspect was just so much fun.

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NeoHumpty
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 9:39:22 AM
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I'm excited for the game, but not the DLC. The whole game is about making your own creations, so I know I'd never play with pre-made racers. This will be a great co-op for my library.

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Arvis
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 9:44:09 AM
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Yeah, I'm definitely excited about this game. :)

I don't normally BUY so many games outright, but how can I NOT own Modnation Racers?

-Arvis

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 10:11:10 AM
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They have Ratchet and Clank characters. Im buying this on day one.

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 11:20:14 AM
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I've been waiting soo long for something to take crash team racings space.
Just sold my psone disc for almost£20 since i bought the digital version
Classic

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 11:20:35 AM
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I've been waiting soo long for something to take crash team racings space.
Just sold my psone disc for almost£20 since i bought the digital version
Classic

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 11:20:56 AM
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I've been waiting soo long for something to take crash team racings space.
Just sold my psone disc for almost£20 since i bought the digital version
Classic

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 11:22:44 AM
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I've been waiting soo long for something to take crash team racings space.
Just sold my psone disc for almost£20 since i bought the digital version
Classic

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PAKINIPS
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 12:05:38 PM
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darnit i deleted them

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Deleted User
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 1:20:49 PM
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Wow, I would think once today ended, I was done with buying games for a long time. Looks like it will only last 5 weeks.

ModNation Racers is a definite buy on May 25 and I might also be picking up Super Mario Galaxy 2 two days earlier if I have a Wii. Part of a two month period starting April 27 that also sees the releases of SSF4, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Red Dead Redemption, Alpha Protocol and Metroid: The Other M. The Winter took a toll on my wallet (7 2010 releases bought), so will the Spring.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 @ 2:23:55 PM
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This is ANOTHER reason why the PS3 is my console of choice.

The PS3 offers me more original games that cannot be found anywhere else!!

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THE NTMIDTR
Thursday, March 18, 2010 @ 8:53:11 PM
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I am looking forward to this title because I found it difficult to create cool things in LBP. Not because the tools are not great...

I am certain I will have better success in MNR because the content is racetracks, land, water, etc.

It just seems easier. MNR will blow up the Create & Share portion even more than LBP did I predict!

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