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ModNation Racers: Mystery Mods Revealed!

Chuck Lacson's Avatar + Posted by Chuck Lacson on Apr 27, 2010 // Product Marketing Manager, SCEA

FIRST, A NEW TRAILER

I’d like to kick off this post with a brand new trailer. We’ve been talking a lot about the Mods you can get by pre-ordering ModNation Racers for PS3, but we’ve never seen them in action. So what do Ratchet, Clank, Kratos, and Nathan Drake look like when they finally take the wheel ModNation-style? Click on our latest trailer to find out!

SACKBOY JOINS THE RACE!

ModNation Rackers gets Sackboy!

Sackboy officially joins the ModNation Racers crew with a sweet Cardboard roadster!

Please welcome the latest addition to the ModNation Racer family….SACKBOY! Congrats to everyone who guessed correctly.

ModNation Racers (Sackboy) ModNation Racers (Sackboy)


It’s only fitting that hero that started the Play, Create, Share movement joins the cast of ModNation. Now the question is, how do you get him?

Well, that part’s easy!

On May 25th, look out for specially stickered copies of ModNation Racers for PS3!

ModNation Racers with Sackboy bonus Mod ModNation Racers with Sackboy bonus Mod

Inside those copies you will get a PSN voucher good for the Sackboy Mod and his sweet Cardboard kart. Early pre-ordered copies will come with a packed-in Sackboy voucher. This offer is valid only while supplies last, so you’ve gotta be quick!

BONUS MYSTERY MOD and KART PACKS REVEALED!

If you pre-order or have pre-ordered from a participating retailer (Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and GameCrazy) you not only get one of your favorite characters but you will get one of the four BONUS Mod and Kart packs below!

Each pack comes with an original Mod and Kart Body, PLUS you get special accessories that you can use in your own creations!

Which one will you get? Who knows? It’s the luck of the draw. Find out when you redeem your pre-order voucher code.

Till then, anyone got a favorite?

ModNation Racers: Mouse Trap ModNation Racers for PS3 (Mouse Trap)

Mouse Trap
Ready to catch his next meal, this clever cat speeds around a big wedge of cheese to lure in his next meal.

Mod Accessories: Feline Ears, Cat Eyes, and Claws
Kart Accessories: Cheese Wheel and Cat Toy Ornaments

ModNation Racers: Lil Tinker ModNation Racers (Lil Tinker)

Lil Tinker
Some kids were just born to race. Sporting a homemade Soap Box Racer and X-Ray Specs, this little rascal is ready to go.

Mod Accessories: X-Ray Glasses and Pot Helmet
Kart Accessories: Nail ornament and Trash Steering Wheel

ModNation Racers: Cowboy ModNation Racers (Cowboy)

Cowboy
MOO-ve over! There’s a new sheriff in town. If you don’t get out of his way, his truck will mow you into hamburger!

Mod Accessories: Cowboy Hat, Straw, and Chaps
Kart Accessories: Saddle Seat and Rope Steering Wheel

ModNation Racers: Woody ModNation Racers for PS3 (Woody)

Woody
You don’t have to watch Caddyshack to know you don’t mess with this gopher and his souped up Golf Kart. Whether on the fairway or on the race track, this guy likes to “drive”!

Mod Accessories: Golf Hat, Gopher Nose, Argyle Sweater Vest
Kart Accessories: Golf Kart Seat

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+ Jetup on April 27th, 2010 at 11:41 am said:

I got 3 of 6 right
Still cool


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+ NoobianGod on April 27th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

Thrilled for this game! And glad to see Sackboy out and about outside of his Pod.


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+ Korbei83 on April 27th, 2010 at 11:45 am said:

Was that a cardboard Delorean?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:17 pm said:

    Get to 88 Miles Per Hour and see if you go back in time.


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+ l1lDRUM3Rb0y on April 27th, 2010 at 11:45 am said:

OF COURSE its Sackboy, DUH!!!
lol i stil cant wait for this game even if I wish it had been jerry from Tom and Jerry and not Mouse Trap


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+ rogerwilco on April 27th, 2010 at 11:45 am said:

Well, that’s gone and done it. I’m a sucker for all things Sackboy. I’ll take not one, but two copies. Any chance that the pre-order racers will go up as DLC at some point? I love Ratchet and Clank but I’ve gotta haves me some Nathan Drake…


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+ BlooodyCow on April 27th, 2010 at 11:46 am said:

Hope for Cole from InFAMOUS :) These will do by the time :)


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+ tominator21 on April 27th, 2010 at 11:49 am said:

Yeah I guessed right. I need to come up with the money to pre order this.


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+ dragonmagician on April 27th, 2010 at 11:49 am said:

I don’t get it; so if I preorder now, will I still get Sackboy for sure, or do I still have to be lucky?

I didn’t get a chance to preorder yet, but I was planning to soon.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:15 pm said:

    You will get Sackboy for sure as well as one of the Mystery Mods. But WHICH mystery mod you get is all luck! (Think of it like a Cracker Jack prize.)


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+ DZORMAGEN on April 27th, 2010 at 11:55 am said:

Sackboy FTW!!!!!!!!!!


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+ tenshin78 on April 27th, 2010 at 11:55 am said:

hmm, I made my preorder at Amazon, but I want Kratos.
Why advertising the characters if you are NOT going to get them unless you purchase at X or Y store.
I hope there is a way (besides purchasing them as DLC) of unlocking the characters.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:25 pm said:

    Each store has a specific character so it’s up to the consumer to choose. It would be great to release these as DLC after we launch but that isn’t confirmed yet.


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+ II-KiLLER-ll on April 27th, 2010 at 11:57 am said:

Have these all been made by the in-game tools? Also does EU get a Bonus Kart for Pre-Order?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:28 pm said:

    These weren’t made with in-game tools. These were specially designed in collaboration with Santa Monica Studio, Naughty Dog, Insomniac and Media Molecule so they are the “Official” versions.

    Can’t answer for Europe but if you ask on the European blog, they might be able to answer.


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+ Xanthene on April 27th, 2010 at 11:59 am said:

So…

Amazon – Ratchet and Clank + 1 mystery kit
Best Buy – Nathan Drake + 1 mystery kit
Gamestop – Kratos + 1 mystery kit
Everywhere else – Sackboy

right?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:30 pm said:

    Almost!

    Amazon – Ratchet and Clank + Sackboy + 1 mystery kit
    Best Buy – Nathan Drake + Sackboy + 1 mystery kit
    Gamestop – Kratos + Sackboy + 1 mystery kit


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on April 27th, 2010 at 11:59 am said:

I must say they are promoting this game to the fullest..and with all these pre-order stuff its just making players very anxious to play it. as for me..im ok with the kratos Mod..sackboy seems cool too.i just cant seem to get why they wouldnt want to add diffrent modes like batttle or last kart standing ..something to make the game alot more interesting.yeah i know the play,create,share thing is AWESOME but with diffrent modes it wouldve bin PERFECT! ..well thats my 2cents..hopefully it canbe added as a DLC :p


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:30 pm said:

    I’m sure UFG is taking notes.


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+ Gilgamesh247 on April 27th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

Cant wait to use Sackboy yay fer Sackboy :0)


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    + Sid Shuman on April 27th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

    Hear, hear!


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+ Thwip on April 27th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

Will “specially stickered copies” be available at Canadian retailers?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

    Yes!


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+ decimalator on April 27th, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:

The wording is unclear. Is the Sackboy Mod for those who DIDN’T pre-order, or do you get Sackboy in addition to the pre-order bonuses?

If Sackboy is for non-pre-orders…. W. T. F.?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:33 pm said:

    Sorry if it wasn’t clear.

    If you find stickered copy then you get a voucher for Sackboy inside.

    If you pre-order you automatically get a stickered copy with a voucher.

    Clearer?


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+ FluffyPrincess on April 27th, 2010 at 12:04 pm said:

Mousetrap! So cute!


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+ gerneric123 on April 27th, 2010 at 12:14 pm said:

Is the PSP version going to get Sackboy? What about the other preorder bonuses? What if I decide to pick the game up via PSN?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:36 pm said:

    Right now there isn’t any Sackboy or special characters for PSP and it doesn’t currently doesn’t have any pre-order incentives.

    The Demo will be coming soon and once you play it, that will be all you need. :)


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+ Ashend on April 27th, 2010 at 12:16 pm said:

Sackboy’s car blows the cardboard box one from the beta out of the water. Plus I really like how your stacking up all these pre-orders; First with Kratos and Co., then with the bonus mystery characters, and now Sackboy (who was an absolute shoe-in)! I really can’t wait.

@decimalator It sounds like Sackboy’s voucher code is given to pre-orderers regardless, while any left over codes are dealt out in speccialy marked boxes in limited supply after the game has released.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:38 pm said:

    Thanks for helping to clarify.

    Yeah, we really believe in ModNation and are happy to give folks more reason to join in on the fun Day One.

    :)


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+ TL2 on April 27th, 2010 at 12:19 pm said:

I still think these preorder bonus things are horrible its fine to offer something as a bonus but it should be the same for all stores, its wrong to lock out the fans of the game from having the complete game just to give a store a reason to yell exclusive……but don’t get me wrong i’m still going to be there day one i just wish i could have nathan drake and kratos to go along with ratchet and clank


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

    Thanks for the support!

    I understand how you feel. It’s hard to choose. Retailers sometimes require having programs that are different from others retailers, thus you get different offers.


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+ Ozmafire101 on April 27th, 2010 at 12:25 pm said:

sackboy…SACKBOY!!! and i thought i loved you guys when i found out about the preorder characters….my love for you just grew even more


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:43 pm said:

    and we love you back!


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+ Sparky_117 on April 27th, 2010 at 12:28 pm said:

This is awesome! Sackboy is officially joining Modnation Racers! I’ll definitely enjoy racing as him along with Ratchet and Clank.
As for the Mystery Mod and Kart packs, the Woody and Cowboy ones are my favorites. Hopefully I get one of those two packs when I get my copy from Amazon.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

    Good luck!

    If you dig Woody and his Kart, you can actually win a real life version of it! Go to our PlayStation YouTube Channel and you’ll see what I mean.


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+ Gundersniff on April 27th, 2010 at 12:30 pm said:

All of these updates are making me want it more and more! Sackboy looks awesome, can’t wait!


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

    More good things to come.


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+ TopBanana0769 on April 27th, 2010 at 12:35 pm said:

You guys are doing a fantastic job hyping this game up. I love SCEA’s approach to their community. It’s, in my opinion, miles ahead of Microsoft’s. May 25th seriously cannot get here fast enough!


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

    Thanks! We can’t wait either!


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+ Xirvet on April 27th, 2010 at 12:35 pm said:

I actually have a question about these mods. Will they be also on the PSP version or they will be PS3 exclusive ? I’m asking because I want to buy in on the PSP since I have no PS3


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

    PS3 Exclusive for now, but believe me the PSP version will make you very happy. It’s probably one of the most fully featured PSP game I’ve seen since LBP PSP.


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+ StargamerX on April 27th, 2010 at 12:37 pm said:

@3 That’s what I thought the first time I saw it. lol


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+ ShatteredRaven77 on April 27th, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

Hey Chuck, I have 2 questions for you:

1. Do you know the Pre-Order DLC that’s being given when you pre-order from GoHastings.com? (Seems they are running a Pre-Order special of $39.99 with $2.28 shipping!)

2. Will we (of the PSN) be getting the option to purchase these various racers along with their karts from the PSN Store for a small price or even free?

This game looks awesome and I’m so glad a sweet kart racing game is being released. I was hitting up MarioKart the other day and have counting down the days until MNR can blow Mario out of the water.

Thanks!

~ The Shattered Raven ~


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

    I’m counting down the days too my friend.

    1) I’m not aware of any official program with GoHastings. Sorry.

    2) Don’t know yet. :(


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+ BigBangBear on April 27th, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

This is great news! Love the fact that the Sackboy and mystery pack are just tacked on automatically since I pre-ordered this a while back from Amazon.ca Would have liked to get Kratos and Nathan Drake too, so hopefully they go up as DLC. This and God of War are the two games I have been waiting a while for, so this has been a great few months once it arrives.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

    It will be worth the wait!


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+ DZORMAGEN on April 27th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

Can we re-mix Mods like, Kratos, Sackboy, Nation Drake etc, or not?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

    You can remix all player-created Mods and original MNR Mods but I don’t think official licensed characters are remixable.

    Some things are perfect the way they are. :)


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+ Perish_Song on April 27th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

on modnation.com it shows ghost images of the bonus character mods. I wonder if those are the actual bonus characters that come included or if the ? is hint that it just might not be that character.

P.S. Ratchet + Clank + Sackboy + bonus character = more for your money.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:04 pm said:

    I like that equation.

    The ghosted images don’t determine what you get. You have a chance of one of all 4 Mod and Kart packs.

    It’s all luck at this point.


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+ poodude on April 27th, 2010 at 12:59 pm said:

I want Mouse Trap!

So let me get this straight, no matter who I pre-order from I could get any one of those mystery carts?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

    Yup! As long as you pre-order from a participating retailer you have a shot at Mouse Trap.


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+ radiantshadow92 on April 27th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

cannot wait for this, day one.


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+ Zezzler on April 27th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

is amazon.ca going to have the preorder bonus and Sackboy?


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:23 pm said:

    I think so, but you will have to go to their page to confirm.


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+ ShatteredRaven77 on April 27th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

Chuck~

Once the game comes out, I’d like to take you on, Kart-Style. Add me if you remember and we’ll see your skills.

Nice.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:26 pm said:

    Ha! Even after logging hours on this game, once I play actual people it’s amazing how much I still get smoked.

    But you don’t have to be fast to fire weapons at the right time!


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+ acerazer1 on April 27th, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

I was going to preorder regardless of bonuses, but since you threw Sackboy into the mix, I’m definitely preordering today!

To be clear, if I preorder now I’m pretty much guaranteed a Sackboy code, right? I don’t trust those best buy folks.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:38 pm said:

    From what I understand, you should be good to go. :)

    Just make sure when you walk out, it has a sticker on it.


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+ DZORMAGEN on April 27th, 2010 at 1:14 pm said:

More on Question 28…. So we can’t add a hat to Sackboy, or put sun glasses on him, or given make him into a her? ;)


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:39 pm said:

    I haven’t actually tried, but I don’t think so. In MNR he’s 100% Pure SackBoy. You will have to mess with different outfits in LBP. :)


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+ Frejim on April 27th, 2010 at 1:14 pm said:

Love them!!!

I’m so getting this game day one!!!


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+ decimalator on April 27th, 2010 at 1:16 pm said:

@Chuck Lacson

Yes, much more clear thanks! That’s great news, my son is going to die when he hears he gets to race as Sackboy.


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+ Dalejrfanfreak on April 27th, 2010 at 1:25 pm said:

I can’t wait for this game. I will be making ALL of the NASCAR tracks for people to play on this game. Or at least I’ll try to. Day 1 purchase.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:40 pm said:

    Fun!


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+ cool_trainer on April 27th, 2010 at 1:26 pm said:

I pre-ordered off of GoHastings.com, so it seems from your replies that as long as you pre-order anywhere you get the sackboy DLC. Can you please confirm that? If so, that’s awesome =]


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 1:42 pm said:

    Sorry, I can’t confirm that. Only participating retailers with official pre-order programs like GameSpot, Amazon, Best Buy, and GameCrazy. I’m not aware of GoHastings I’m afraid.

    If a online retailer page doesn’t say anything about the pre-order incentive, then they probably aren’t participating.

    :(


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+ Axecution on April 27th, 2010 at 1:30 pm said:

[bawwwing] Ugh i want Ratchet and Clank, but i don’t wanna pay the shipping on Amazon. and i dont want to go the Free Shipping way, cause then i wont get it day one.

And i want the Uncharted one too, but theres no Best Buy near my house. >..> You guys NEED to put these on the store. Otherwise i’ll be doing what i did for the God of War 3 demo and paying money on eBay for something that shouldn’t be free and not hard to get in the first place. [/bawwwing]

So anyway, now that im done complaining… >.> Modnation Racers looks ridiculously awesome. :D I’ll be grabbing 3D Dot Game Heroes, ModNation Racers PS3, and ModNation Racers PSP all in one month. Or at least i hope i will… Money sucks. :(


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+ Axecution on April 27th, 2010 at 1:31 pm said:

SHOULD* be free******


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+ tek0409 on April 27th, 2010 at 1:36 pm said:

since i ordered it off of amazon will i still get sacboy


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+ jeepdeep on April 27th, 2010 at 1:39 pm said:

Oh, no Old Snake? I would’ve liked to seen one! Still, free sackboy! Woop Woop! Just a couple more weeks ’til it’s it out! Yay!


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+ steeleye54 on April 27th, 2010 at 1:40 pm said:

i’m preordering at amazon.com, 4 Mods in total, lol


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+ Xervai on April 27th, 2010 at 1:43 pm said:

I wouldn’t worry about it too much, I’m sure once the silly exclusiveness with the stores runs out, they’ll be happy to sell the pack for 1.99 a piece or all for 4.99 like they always do. Remember Kratos and Nariko? You can buy those exclusives now.

Thank you for all the effort into making games that allow the community to get involved. It really brings community gaming to life and is a new social medium to be embraced. Thank you Sony for helping pioneer this by supporting wonderful developers.


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

    Thanks for all the support!


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+ TheAlp on April 27th, 2010 at 1:44 pm said:

it seems nobody on the EU blog is going to tell us where to pre-order to get the different pre-order bonuses, could you send someone over to SCEE to kick some ***? its over 30 days since they announced it and say to stay tuned, and not theres under a month till its released, please?


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+ TheAlp on April 27th, 2010 at 1:45 pm said:

sorry for the last 2 typos i’m tired and annoyed


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+ Dogofthunder on April 27th, 2010 at 1:49 pm said:

You guys are just playing dirty. We are going out tonight to preorder!

I was hoping that was a little rascal inspired kart! If I don’t get him, I will make my own. Here comes Alfalfa!


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    + Chuck Lacson on April 27th, 2010 at 3:40 pm said:

    You gotta do his hairdo!


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+ BigBoss712 on April 27th, 2010 at 1:58 pm said:

Very cool stuff, hope we can get them all on psn later on.


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