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ModNation Racers is a newly unveiled PS3 exclusive racing title, and is the latest innovation to be inspired by the “Play Create Share” trend that LittleBigPlanet set the bar for. And it looks superb – find out why after the break along with a video demonstration of the game in action.

ModNation Racers was an unexpected surprise of E3 2009, and takes the form of what I can only describe as a next generation Mario Kart meets Trackmania hybrid. Like LittleBigPlanet, there is a strong emphasis on customization, as players can create and customize lavishly detailed tracks, characters and vehicles, all of which can be shared through the Playstation Network.

It was invertible that the popularity and innate appeal of LittleBigPlanet would spawn future titles based on user generated content, and ModNation Racers looks to be the first contender. It will therefore be interesting to see how it develops when it is released some time in 2010.

For a full demonstration of how the game works, view the following video from Sony’s E3 conference:

  1. avatar Jshepard

    I so damn want this, this might be the game that makes me buy a PS3.
    I am a massive fan of Trackmania Sunrise

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