on 02-10-2008 08:21 PM
Today, new information about the 16 racing tracks from Motorstorm: Pacific Rift has been revealed. We've got all the screenshots for you, plus a shed-load of info about each one...
The Island is divided into four separate racing zones: Earth Zone, Wind Zone, Water Zone and Fire Zone, each with four multi-route tracks. Each zone takes the world’s elements very seriously, boasting its own uniquely dangerous climate. Get right into the thick of the island’s dense jungles when you enter the Earth Zone. Difficult to judge what’s ahead of you, the island’s heavy undergrowth hides all sorts of hazards, and the vegetation won’t just get in your way – it’ll fight back! Then, leave the undergrowth beneath you for the dizzying heights above you when you enter the Air Zone. Hurtle downhill, teeter on cliff edges and get big air on huge-scale jumps as you soar through four adrenalin-pumped racetracks.
Meanwhile, deep within The Island’s volcanic lava fields, the Fire Zone is full of red-hot dangers forged into nature’s crucible. Speed across four fiery racetracks characterised by rocky wastelands and creeping cascades of lava. The festival organisers have done their best to put up makeshift ramps and flags – but don’t expect any crash barriers! Finally – it’s time to cool off in the Water Zone – crashing across serene coastlines, through plunging waterfalls and across treacherous river canyons.
As in the original MotorStorm, tracks can only be accessed with tickets. Racers must obtain either a gold, silver or bronze medal in each track to increase their ranking and access more tickets to more tracks. Extra vehicles can be unlocked by competing in the MotorStorm Event- where you can throttle drivers all over the world as you play online via PLAYSTATION®Network. Compete with up to 16 mates or online players; and for the first time, racers in the same location can hit the gas in four-player split-screen mode.
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02-10-2008 08:27 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:30 PM
Badlands: “A giant track, racing at the feet of a giant cinder cone, Badlands has a name that’s perfectly descriptive. Wait until you see the enormous active crater you need to jump over, or the blind, sheer precipices you need to tear round at high speed if you’re to have any chance of winning. And let’s not get into the collapsed tunnels and the huge canyon jump that crosses the track 75 feet in the air. These are MotorStorm lands. These are Badlands.”
02-10-2008 08:31 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:32 PM
Beachcomber: “The black sand is evidence of the awesome power of nature, created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it is supercooled by the water. The WWII airbase and the unexploded bombs are evidence of the awesome destructive power of man. The sheer carnage created when these are combined is evidence of the awesome power of the MotorStorm. Let battle commence!”
02-10-2008 08:34 PM - edited 03-10-2008 01:10 PM
Caldera Ridge: “The race organizers looked long and hard to find some driveable routes here, but in the end decided it’d be more fun driving vehicles over the edge of an enormous crater and barrelling out-of-control down a near-vertical slope. And that’s exactly why the race organizers don’t get invited to make race tracks for anyone else. Ever.”
02-10-2008 08:36 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:37 PM
Cascade Falls: “Dense jungle, thick with haze, gives way to wide-open plateaus and rickety scaffold. The tropical setting makes for a fascinating blend of beauty and danger – much like my ex-wife. The key to success is to keep it honest – don’t take any unnecessary risks, and don’t get caught making out behind the start gantry.”
02-10-2008 08:38 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:55 PM
Colossus Canyon: “This track has it all – beautiful forest, vibrant fauna, and a picturesque mountain stream that courses through a narrow gorge, over brook and water-meadow, and plummets over an enormous waterfall. Let’s face it; if you’re only going to accidentally plummet over one giant precipice in your MotorStorm career, this is the one to do it on. Today is a good day to fly.”
02-10-2008 08:38 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:55 PM
Kanaloa Bay: “Sun-kissed, secluded, sandy, and slightly more treacherous than its good looks first suggest, Kanaloa Bay is a great track to be a spectator at. It’s an awesome beach party with a welcome smattering of vehicular carnage running through it. But beware the dark territory beyond the lagoon – space gets real tight, real quick in that steamy jungle stretch.”
02-10-2008 08:39 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:54 PM
Mudslide: “The clue’s largely in the title: Mudslide is like one of those crazy rides you get at water parks, except with mud instead of water. Still, there’s plenty of slip-slidey action to engage in, with high routes available for those of you without the tires to tackle the mud.”
02-10-2008 08:40 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:50 PM
Paradise Beach: “Paradise Beach was perfect. Clear skies, gentle surf, warm water. It was a small town, and the living was good. Was, that is, until 30 years ago when the fire-God Pele cruised into town in his fiery hotrod of molten death, and literally tore up the strip. Now all that remains is dust and bones. Welcome to Paradise.”
02-10-2008 08:41 PM - edited 02-10-2008 08:50 PM
Rain God Spires: “A humid, slippery, unfeasibly dangerous track set at the summit of a towering cathedral amongst heavy, pendulous tropical clouds. With immense slick precipices over immense drop-offs, Rain God brings hell to the Heavens and provides one of the Festival’s most dangerous and deadly roller-coaster rides.”
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