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MotorStorm: Arctic Edge: UMD And Digital Release Dates

MotorStorm has become one of the most popular and critically acclaimed franchises of this generation - thanks to the new and very solid sequel, Pacific Rift for the PlayStation 3 - so it stands to reason that it's ready to go portable.

As announced over at the PlayStation Blog, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge will be available in UMD format for the current PSP on September 29. But if you're planning to purchase the fancy new PSP Go a few days later on October 1, you can snag this promising off-roader as a launch title for your new handheld. That's right; bring home the PSP Go, log on to the PSN, and pick up Arctic Edge if you so choose; both the UMD and digital download will retail for the standard price of $39.99. Or if you haven't yet jumped into the new generation, you can always get the game for the PS2, which will be available in North America "later this fall." This is one of the more anticipated portable titles of 2009, especially for racing fans, and it's great that Sony is turning it into a PSP Go launch game. As it stands, there should be a great many new games you can play on your new PSP but if you'd rather stick with the one you've got, you still won't miss out.

Also, remember that LittleBigPlanet PSP and Gran Turismo PSP should be ready to "Go," too.

Related Game(s): MotorStorm: Arctic Edge

8/28/2009 Ben Dutka

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Button Masher
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 12:51:54 PM
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Just waiting for the Twisted Metal UMD and digital download announcement. Dare to dream!!!

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Highlander
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 12:53:25 PM
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Hmm....Considering that you get no case, no box art, no disc, and no micro-thin game 'manual' booklet, charging the same price for the download seems a little unfair. I thought about this before, and really a digital download version of a game ought to be at least $5 cheaper to account for the total lack of manufacturing, distribution and retail costs, and of course the lack of anything physical in the purchase.

Still, the convenience of the downloadable format will probably leave me getting that version of this and other upcoming PSP titles. Darned convenience factor...

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Button Masher
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 1:05:20 PM

Just consider it the subsidy that keeps the Sony ship afloat as they lose money in the other areas of the overall company.

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ace_boon_coon
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 1:13:08 PM

i think this should be $5 dollars cheaper also. it only makes sense.

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Button Masher
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 1:21:19 PM

I agree, it comes at the expense of rewarding people who choose to download the software. Most likely they're doing it to avoid the perception of penalizing people and locations who don't have the infrastructure to download games in favor of those that do. Sony's a big company that sells their wares globally and they're trying to avoid too much backlash by simply charging the same amount. Again, it's silly. Any other thoughts on this?

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Orvisman
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 2:30:49 PM

I don't know, call me old school, but there is something special about picking up a new console at launch and buying the launch games and going home and cracking everything open.

That has always been a magical moment for me that will be missing by buying digital copies.

I'll buy the UMD and hopefully Sony will reveal how it plans to allow us to copy our UMDs digitally.

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Highlander
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 3:09:48 PM

@Orvis

The plan is for us to trade in our UMD for a code that we can redeem on PSN to obtain the game via download. Sony will not give you a mechanism to copy an image of a UMD to Flash storage.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 4:43:00 PM

If that really is what they're going to do, then I guess I'll buy the UMD's for my 3000. I'd like to be able to keep the UMD and play the DL version on the Go when I get one. Yes, I know I can just load the DL version on both but that's not what I want.

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Highlander
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 6:03:09 PM

That was what I understood their plan to be when they announced the PSP Go, and downloadable games. Of course I may be remembering wrongly.

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Orvisman
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 6:55:00 PM

Well, that would suck because I, too, would also like to keep my UMDs to play on my PSP fat when I'm home.

I'd like to buy the PSP GO for when I'm traveling and keep my original PSP for use at home.

I don't think Sony will make us send in our UMDs and not send them back.

I also can't see Sony making it as simple as just popping in a UMD and ripping a file to memory stick because that would make it too easy for people to rent games or buy used games from GameStop (and return them within GameStop's seven-day window) and download them to a memory stick.

Maybe we'll send them in and Sony will rip them to a memory stick we supply and send everything back to us. That would prevent people from taking advantage of rentals and used game purchases.

With new games I can see Sony having something along the lines of a digital copy, like DVDs or BluRays, on the UMD; that would cover new games. I just need to know how Sony plans to handle the dozens of UMDs I own. Giving them up is not an option.

I'm sure Sony will announce its plan at TGS.

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mustang750r
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 12:54:48 PM
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Oct. 1st is mini GT Day for me. Sorry Arctic Edge but PD found my money first. I'll pick this up at a later date.

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Titch1794
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 1:55:51 PM
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Dear Santa,
please may you get me the psp go and a MSAE download please.

*Sarcasm* I'm seriously not that young.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 2:05:45 PM

Obviously, you haven't seen Polar Express. :p

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kevinater321
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 2:53:19 PM
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I can't WAIT for this game! I loved both ps3 motorstorms and these psp graphics look INSANE!

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 3:32:30 PM

Same,

It's amazing how good the original Mostorstorm still looks

But I like Pacific Rift way more, it's way more balanced and feels better overall.

I'm seriously cosidering getting this for both the ps2 and psp GO.

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 6:02:06 PM
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I'll pick this up if it doesnt have the same stupid "rubber-band" AI that Pacific Rift had. That game pissed me off to no end.

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Scarecrow
Friday, August 28, 2009 @ 7:28:11 PM

rubberband? what'cha talking 'bout?

The AI was way more fun in Pacific Rift than in the original

way mnore competent and interactive

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___________
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 2:35:15 AM
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i wish they would just release the bloody games on memory sticks.
seriously i will be surprised if sony sells more than 100 psp gos here because most people have a 4 GB limit or so.
from my knowledge psp games are roughly 1GB each, so download 4 games and thats it download usage gone no surfing the web, no downloading music, no downloading videos, no downloading demos, no downloading fat princess.
having a psp go would really come in handy because its so much more compact i can carry it with me, and use it on the train.
nothing better than waking up to play psp go on the train on the way to tafe.

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fluffer nutter
Saturday, August 29, 2009 @ 10:09:43 AM

"because most people have a 4 GB limit or so." Are you referring to their ISP's restricting the download limit that their customers have? Or what is this in reference too? I've never heard of a such a low threshold but people can easily connect a PSP to any wireless network that is available, here in the U.S., via the local library, civic center, Starbuck's, McDonald's, many downtown office areas, as well as many other retail establishments. If you are referring to their computers, that would easily be corrected if the PSP Go were connected and changed status to a portable drive, much like many mp3 players do when connected to the PC so that the SDHC card can be read completely. If I'm way off on these assumptions, please let me know.

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___________
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @ 8:25:00 AM

yes the ISP limit.
well its based on your plan, and 4GB is not the lowest, the lowest optus provides is 2GBs per month.
the highest is 60GB per month but thats bloody expensive, some companys offer unlimited but very few and its bloody expensive.
and at macas your restricted to 500MB if i remember right havent used it in a while.
you could use a internet cafe but they charge you by the hour and by the GB.
im on 15GB per month, meaning i have 15GB to use once im over, the internet speed gets capped down to dial up speed.
yes i know it gets EXTREMELY! annoying, and having it like that for 2 weeks was hell.
im trying to talk my father into upping us to 25GBs and ill pay the extra but he keeps saying i dont have enough cash.
something needs to change every month we go over our limit and im not downloading anything.
i dident download the wet demo, or the lost planet 2 demo or quore.
theres so many things i want to download but cant.
when it comes to technology were years, id say 5 years behind the US.
hell 8 of my friends are still on DIAL UP!
because they go to uni and cant afford cable.

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