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Motorstorm RC will work on the PS Vita and Playstation 3. What it lacks in multiplayer support it gains with the promise of long term additional content.
Motorstorm RC is a download-only offshoot from the main Motorstorm series featuring a range of eight remote controlled cars racing in pitted against one another in a series of off-road environments.
Benefiting from the PS Vita's dual analogue sticks, and Motorstorm's off road herritage, Motorstorm RC provides authentic RC-controls. The left stick operates the forward and reverse while the right-stick steers, just like a real remote-controlled car competition.
Out of the gate it doesn't appear to be a huge amount of content. 16 tracks across four different world designs isn't a great deal by today's racer standards, but Evolution Studios have made a commitment to supporting Motorstorm RC with additional downloadable content for some time following the main game's release.
Motorstorm RC will also be playable on the Playstation 3, a version which supports 4-player splitscreen racing. This should provide additional incentive as it allows for great group play as well. The bonus is that for a single price the game can be bought and used on both the Vita and on the PS3. This should go some way to assuage the disappointment that the handheld version will offer no multiplayer functionality beyond the sharing of leaderboards.
Nevertheless, though it looks like a great amount of fun and the inspiration of racing classic Micro Machines is clear. The miniature world designs look exciting and the action looks fast and addictive. If Motorstorm RC manages to capture the bouncy and lively thrill of that previous tiny racer we'll be in for a treat.
Motorstorm RC is currently planned for release on the Playstation Vita on February 22nd 2012.
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