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WipEout HD Officially Dated, Priced

Daimion Pinnock's Avatar + Posted by Daimion Pinnock on Sep 15, 2008 // Producer, SCEA

By now you’ve probably come across some great previews for wipEout HD, the upcoming anti-gravity racing title on PSN. Between the 1080p racing at 60 frames per second, the awesome trophy support, motion steering via SIXAXIS, online racing and A LOT more, the excitement level is understandably high. Well, we have some more wipEout HD goodness to share today in the form of an OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE.

Drumroll, please!

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Your wipEout HD thirst will be quenched on September 25. Yes, that’s right, just 10 days from today. For just $19.99, wipEout HD will be available for download only and includes the following awesomeness:

  • Full HD Visuals
  • 5 Game Modes – Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap and Zone Mode
  • Online play that supports up to 8 racers competing on a track at a time
  • 2-player split screen (horizontally and vertically) offline
  • 8 reversible tracks and 12 teams
  • Optional use of SIXAXIS motion controls to steer your ship
  • A great soundtrack remixed in Dolby 5.1 AND the option for custom playlists that allow you to race to whatever playlists you have on your HDD
  • And more, including Trophy support, which we’ll outline for you in a future post – so keep your eyes peeled.

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That’s it for now from the wipEout HD camp. We’re looking forward to racing with you all online on Sept 25th!

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+ SpiderBoy36 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:07 am said:

Oh…..my….goodness.

Thank you very, very much, Daimion. This is a FANTASTIC deal that everyone should take advantage of.


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+ D1rk-Knight on September 15th, 2008 at 3:09 am said:

Nice, definitely I’ll download it. Thank you for the info. ^^


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+ Kenshin001 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:09 am said:

Sony should have had this out already, giving it plenty of time for gamers and generating buzz for the PS3. As it is it is very close to a bunch of good games coming out and I can see people saving their dollars for other stuff instead. The timing is poorly thought out. Still, looking forward to it. Better late than never.


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+ nbnz on September 15th, 2008 at 3:18 am said:

@ Kenshin001
It probably wouldn’t have been much good coming out before it was finished. And remember they’ve added trophies, custom soundtracks, and more tracks in recent months. If they had released earlier it would have been 1/2 the game it is.

But regardless, at this price a lot of people will by this game.

My question is is the date the same for Europe?


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+ AdversaryofGod on September 15th, 2008 at 3:19 am said:

Can I trust a release date? NO.

Tell me when the game is finished and is out.

Thank You


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+ THATPSPGUY on September 15th, 2008 at 3:19 am said:

It would be nice to buy if I could find me a PSN CARD to purchase it with. WHERE THE HECK ARE THEY? IT’s SEPTEMBER and almost OCTOBER and the cards are still not out. what is wrong with you people, do you like being last in the console race? Do you like your customers to be angry all the time? Seems like you do to me.

HURRY UP! I’M A HUGE WIPEOUT FAN!!!!!


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+ Alcachofa on September 15th, 2008 at 3:20 am said:

Thank you very much Daimion, you just made my day ;-)


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+ Half_life000111 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:23 am said:

YES!!!! THANK YOU… I’m picking up this…. LBP & R2…. my wallets crying but I’m soo happy, and the 25th rumor was true… now how big is the download?


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+ Half_life000111 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:25 am said:

@THATPSPGUY

The PSN Cards are out and they will only be sold from Sept 16th on out. Call your local Blockbuster, I did and they had them in stock… I even got to see them… they just didn’t realize till they read the box that they couldn’t activate the cards until the 16th….


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+ Buubar on September 15th, 2008 at 3:27 am said:

Sounds awesome – I’ll definitely be picking this up.

Any news on a “CONFIRMED” EU Price/Release Date?


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+ Wollan on September 15th, 2008 at 3:28 am said:

Downloadable Goty, Siren watch out!


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+ WHAT on September 15th, 2008 at 3:29 am said:

I have all my WipeOut games behind glass. It would have been nice to have a disk, but will still buy.


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+ Wip3ou7 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:32 am said:

THANK YOU!! YESS!!! THIS IS AMAZING!! If you don’t buy this game you might as well throw your PS3 out of a moving car, because this is what the PSN is all about!!!!


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+ PS3Diablo on September 15th, 2008 at 3:33 am said:

This is awesome news, can’t wait to get it !


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+ Wip3ou7 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:39 am said:

By the way, this is a dream come true for me and I will be playing this game for the rest of my life. We havent had a console wipeout game in far too long. Thanks again!


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+ HanSolo on September 15th, 2008 at 3:39 am said:

o yahhhhhhhhhhhhhh finalllllllly
this, socom and fifa are the games that are waiting for the most!!!
yaaa baby yaaaaaaaa


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+ Azmo85 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:43 am said:

Truely cannot wait to get my hands on this :)


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+ EmThor on September 15th, 2008 at 3:46 am said:

Thanks!

Are You planning a Blu-Ray release of this title (or maybe in Europe?)


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+ SinsToJudge on September 15th, 2008 at 3:47 am said:

Fantastic!

EU and AU will get this soon** no doubt.

**2010


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+ EvoAnubis on September 15th, 2008 at 3:53 am said:

Excellent! Sounds good to me!


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+ Kenshin001 on September 15th, 2008 at 3:56 am said:

@nbnz,

Review codes are already out, the game has been demoed at numerous events. I don’t think it is a matter of it not being ready. Could be wrong, but it seems more a matter of Sony’s tendency to delay things.


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+ r-nice on September 15th, 2008 at 3:56 am said:

This game is going to be awesome. This will be my first Wipeout.


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+ Wip3ou7 on September 15th, 2008 at 4:00 am said:

Please make some DLC for this game, more remastered racetracks, possibly brand new tracks? ship skins, cold storage alternative soundtrack, anything! $20 is a steal and I’m itching to dump more money into this game for more and more content for as long as you guys can possibly make it. =)


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+ Kenshin001 on September 15th, 2008 at 4:02 am said:

Can we get confirmation of a worldwide release on the 25th? Come on, you know you want to. Make lots of people happy.


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+ SWANN on September 15th, 2008 at 4:09 am said:

Now you’re talkin’. That’s a day 1 download for me. Thanks, Sony!!!


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+ WHAT on September 15th, 2008 at 4:10 am said:

@23
You can copy Cold Storage from WipeOut to the HDD. I did it and play it with WarHawk. ;)


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+ karmacoma01 on September 15th, 2008 at 4:22 am said:

Sweeeeeet! I really hope it´s released worldwide the same day.


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+ Lunix on September 15th, 2008 at 4:24 am said:

Can not wait for this :)

Is the release date the same for the EU?
and will it be £11.99 as some websites have already reported?

Thanks! :)


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+ unclemonty on September 15th, 2008 at 4:26 am said:

Finally, at last.

What will the United Kingdom price be? I work it out to be £11.20 ?


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+ Morphine16 on September 15th, 2008 at 4:36 am said:

Good news, will get for sure on day 1.


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+ rsx3.2 on September 15th, 2008 at 4:42 am said:

Sony when are you gonna release PSN cards in Canada?? I Want to buy this,but i need psn cards.


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+ Fersis on September 15th, 2008 at 4:48 am said:

September 25th ,real close…


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+ mcx on September 15th, 2008 at 4:55 am said:

So close awesome. Can’t wait. At that price they should pack in the game download with a new system.


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+ Mana Knight on September 15th, 2008 at 4:57 am said:

Too good of news. I’ll be buying for sure. :D


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+ Californian on September 15th, 2008 at 5:03 am said:

PEALED not PEELED. Come on Sony.
Anyway, enough of my grammar pet peeve.
This game looks AWESOME!!! Definitely buying it on the day it releases. I don’t know if I’ll get that Platinum trophy though. I want one so bad!


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+ tuomi on September 15th, 2008 at 5:03 am said:

I’d like 4-player splitscreen, is there a possibillity this will be implemented at a later time?

The support for 4-players is low in general if you don’t look at sports-games and if you have a 84 inch projector-screen you want to use it to it’s best.


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+ darkiewonder on September 15th, 2008 at 5:05 am said:

Ship editor?


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+ Silurus on September 15th, 2008 at 5:07 am said:

Excellent, hoping Europe does not get screwed on the release date.


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+ xXoONiko_9OoXx on September 15th, 2008 at 5:10 am said:

Is there going to be a playable demo for this game?


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+ GGCAN on September 15th, 2008 at 5:17 am said:

Thanks Damion.

I’d been reading at other blogs that a rumor was out about Wipeout HD coming out very soon, but thought I wouldn’t say anything until the official post was out.

I’ve been waiting, I’m sure like many others since the announcement of this game for it to be out.

Glad to see the news.


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+ Ramage on September 15th, 2008 at 5:20 am said:

Awesome!

I’ve been waiting for this, you can guarantee I’ll be buying it the second I get home from work or it gets put up. Thanks for the update!


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+ GGCAN on September 15th, 2008 at 5:20 am said:

Damion….just wondering if you have the amount of space this download will take up on our HDD.

I just upgraded my harddrive last week, as I wanted to be ready for all the great stuff coming out, but many people are at their limit, or very near.

I know other games I’m hearing coming out could be around 5 GB….just thought the estimate now, may be beneficial in case other PS3 players wanted to upgrade their HDD before this comes out.

Thanks again.


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+ hyperslug on September 15th, 2008 at 5:25 am said:

Europe?


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+ yunius on September 15th, 2008 at 5:39 am said:

Like Always, SCEE voice is out of service…
Is the date the same for Europe ?


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+ Chrisrahosiris on September 15th, 2008 at 5:48 am said:

10 days until WipEout goodness on my PS3


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+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on September 15th, 2008 at 5:49 am said:

$19.99!!! That’s the sweet point! This is a must get title!!!

Thanks for finally bringing the game to the PSN!


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+ saturnneo on September 15th, 2008 at 5:52 am said:

Hey thats my b-day….do i get a discount! :)


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+ lifeRPGs on September 15th, 2008 at 5:53 am said:

about bloody time!!


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+ icarus69 on September 15th, 2008 at 5:54 am said:

Finally!

Been waiting for this since the announce of the PS3. Although I’m a little disappointed that we do not get Eliminator or Head On Mode!!!!

Hoping for some awesome DLC with these Modes and of course some more WipEout Pulse-tracks.

Love you guys/gals at Siny Studio Liverpool!


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+ Gunwing on September 15th, 2008 at 5:56 am said:

Too little too late Sony. I only have a PSP now my PS3 is gone for good. BTW Any chance we could get yet another PSP WipEout game? Also please keep the hardcore support comeing for the PSP! We need all those killer Japanese RPGs on the PSP, we also need another exclusive StarWarsBattleFront game on the PSP! (one that takes full advantage of the new dev kits, and unlocked 333MHz)


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