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ModNation Racers: Over 300,000 Race Tracks Now for $39.99!

Chuck Lacson's Avatar + Posted by Chuck Lacson on Sep 28, 2010 // Product Marketing Manager, SCEA

Today we are happy to announce we are offering ModNation Racers PS3 and PSP to the masses at new lower price points!

With over 1.5 million track, kart and mod creations available to everyone, ModNation Racers already offers one of the best values on ANY platform. ModNation Racers PS3 will now be available at $39.99 (MSRP), and ModNation Racers PSP will be available for $19.99 (MSRP) at both retail and on the PlayStation Network!

For the low cost of $39.99, there are over 300,000 tracks to race against friends via split-screen, online against players around the globe, or with AI in single-player. You never have to worry about players memorizing tracks–you can make each race a unique experience that levels the playing field. And if you want to race on the go, you have over 15,000 tracks to choose from on your PSP for $19.99!

ModNation Racers has changed the racing genre forever by allowing the users to quickly and easily make as many new and unique tracks as they want. Players can create a track in just three minutes by simply driving your track to life. The track is paved behind your kart and PRESTO–instant race track. Have your PS3Auto Populate” your track if you are feeling lazy, or make your dream track with the incredibly easy and deep Track Studio.

For those who just want to race and not create, no worries!

Just download any of the ever-growing number of tracks available for free from ModNation community. This is a Play, Create, SHARE game after all.




In five months, over 600,000 players have logged in, RACED, and have created over 1.5 Million Creations. That’s a testament to just how easy it is to create in ModNation Racers. Don’t believe me? Just ask folks like Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi (Twisted Metal and God of War creator Dave Jaffe, or our friend Kevin Butler (the man) and they’ll tell you. Just check out the trailer below and see for yourself, it’s so easy!

With basically unlimited content to download and play, along with the addictive kart racing action of offline four-player split-screen and online multiplayer modes, there is no better time to join the Nation than this holiday season!

ModNation Racers for PS3 and PSP

ModNation Avatars Available Today!
In addition to this announcement we are also releasing the official ModNation Racers avatars on the PSN today!

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+ Destiny89 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:08 am said:

Very nice, i havent picked this game up yet but maybe i’ll do so now with the new price


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 11:44 am said:

    Hope you can join the Nation now. It’s a great deal!


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+ SPOOKULA209 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:09 am said:

wow, hopefully it sells the units it deserves now. great game imo


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+ ediddy999 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:11 am said:

This is the perfect price. Why can’t these games get released at this price day one? I would buy more games if they did.


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+ Stalker666_ on September 28th, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

I wonder if there would be a Modnation Racers 2 game that would give you more options like putting in a destruction derby arena ‘n stuff


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 11:45 am said:

    That would be a ton of fun.


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+ necroticart on September 28th, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

Well with this and the new greatest hits announcement you guys are on roll keep up the great news.


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+ moriarty1975 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

Track creation DLC please.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 11:46 am said:

    UFG is working on some cool stuff.


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+ famousmortimer on September 28th, 2010 at 11:14 am said:

This wonderful game got screwed by launching at the wrong time – up against two other arcade racers (blur + split second – though I think MNR outsold them all) and a myriad of other huge releases (Red Dead Redemption). It also launched with some issues that made enjoying it difficult, like super long load time and punishing AI in the single player.

Despite all of that, the game is extremely beloved by those that got it, me included. And the subsequent patches have improved the weaker areas of the game quite a bit. What we have now is GOTY material.

I truly hope this price drop brings in more sales. This game deserves better than what it got in its May launch. It would be nice if Sony also ran a TV spot about the game.

And I really, really, really hope there is work being done on a Modnation 2.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 11:51 am said:

    It was a crazy launch window alright, and you were right, MNR beat out all the other racers. We really believe in this game and the experience it brings. Thanks for your support!

    As for TV, guess you missed this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSMqbRt4Lpk


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+ neostardust on September 28th, 2010 at 11:15 am said:

Awesome, today it seems alot of games where mention with lower prices, great sale idea sony! I’ll be picking this game up.


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+ almighty-slayer on September 28th, 2010 at 11:16 am said:

I guess it bombed then


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+ toasty_hoodie on September 28th, 2010 at 11:18 am said:

I was holding off on this game because of the higher price point, but now I may just have to grab it.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 11:55 am said:

    Hope you do. It’s hard to beat what you get with the game!


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+ Hooligantuan on September 28th, 2010 at 11:19 am said:

Wow, all these great games seeing price drops. Uncharted 2, MAG, and now ModNation Racers.

Priced to own!


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 11:55 am said:

    Bam! It’s gonna be a good holiday!


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+ moriarty1975 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:19 am said:

“Just download any of the ever-growing number of tracks available for free from ModNation community. This is a Play, Create, SHARE game after all.”

Speaking of that, when will a fix for losing connection while searching be out?


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+ Stillfree906 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:20 am said:

I think I’ll wait until they release the “Game of the Year” edition with all the DLC included like every other game nowdays. /sarcasm


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+ RichieAppel on September 28th, 2010 at 11:20 am said:

So this is the “Big and Awesome news”? What a waste. I was expecting something more, something bigger, something better but of course not. Not a word about track DLC, or any better DLC for that matter. All the hype that was built up yesterday just to tell us the game is getting a price drop and avatars? Epic Fail.


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+ LightAce on September 28th, 2010 at 11:21 am said:

More weaponry please? 4 of the same general type of weapons is not enough. Red,Green,Purple,and Blue is not enough. How about black, white, or maybe even rainbow :)


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+ atheistsw on September 28th, 2010 at 11:29 am said:

What a load of rubbish, we were expecting something that might actually benefit us lot that actually own the game, but no, the “BIG” news is you guys get to make more money. Terrific. Why don’t you start managing this game properly, rotating top tracks, putting the correct tracks as hotlaps, YOUR ENTIRE OPERATION IS A MESS, so please, do us all a favour and start putting in the effort!


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+ lightyear8 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:31 am said:

I’m a huge fan of LBP and this new price and that track creation video is tempting me to pick up this game. Any chance the Sackboy character and kart will be available as download content for the game?


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

    If you find a copy with a sticker you’ll be all set!


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+ Darkedson on September 28th, 2010 at 11:33 am said:

i would like the developers to put in a battle mode ala mario kart cause i think that is the only thing this game is missing. just imagine making a battle arena and having 12 players battle it out in teams or free for alls. of course more weapon and item varieties would be needed, but i do think it could be done and you can sell it as dlc on the store i would buy it.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

    I like that idea.


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+ NHDrumline17 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:33 am said:

@17 You might still be able to find a copy with the Sackboy code in the case still….


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+ D-Roca on September 28th, 2010 at 11:35 am said:

@ModNation Racers Team

When will be the next DOUBLE XP WEEK?


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 28th, 2010 at 11:35 am said:

is this game going to be on sale on the PSN even for the PS3?


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+ LUGIEZ on September 28th, 2010 at 11:39 am said:

So many tracks, wish there was an easier way to find the good and fun ones besides the 1 or 2 that are highlighted here each week? It takes too long to sort through them all, although it was easy to type in a name and find their tracks that way. But besides that it is hard to find a diamond in the rough among the many creators out there! Any ideas devs?


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

    Log into our Community site (community.modnation.com) or follow some of the ModNation Fan sites (www.modnationonline.com, http://www.mnrcentral.com) You’ll see some great creations and you can identify some great creators to follow.


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+ Shinmigami on September 28th, 2010 at 11:42 am said:

Just so that I understand it, the ps3 game can be downloaded to the hard drive now?


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+ RockToonz on September 28th, 2010 at 11:43 am said:

after 4 months $39.99 already lol


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+ moriarty1975 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:44 am said:

@21 & 23

No, just the PSP version.


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+ pitythefool852 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:45 am said:

I got ModNation on the first week, and it is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

The patches have been good, and there’s a great new community website and more tracks being made each day.

I’m not playing it so much now because I’ve got a Burnout license to unlock… but I will be back :D

Guys, if you make a ModNation 2, please remember what LBP did, and make all the tracks from MNR work in MNR2

PS: Any chance of new environments or some weather effects? It doesn’t need to look like GT5… but some rain or snow would be nice


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:20 pm said:

    That would be pretty cool. Maybe we can “borrow” GT’s weather engine? :)


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+ moriarty1975 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:47 am said:

Thanks for the reply @6

Coming “Soon” i guess?! ;)


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+ Thrasher20 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:49 am said:

Will buy in the future


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+ tigerfodder on September 28th, 2010 at 11:53 am said:

Is there any chance of 4 player online split-screen being patched in and other new multiplayer modes via DLC? 4 player offline racing is fun, but the lack of multiplayer variety is the only big thing this game is missing IMO.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

    Do you do 2 player split-screen online?


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+ humad01 on September 28th, 2010 at 11:57 am said:

i got the game cheaper than that 1 month ago lol anyway good job.

and yeah please make thae game more easy.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:22 pm said:

    We patched in a Casual Mode for folks who thought the AI was too hard.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 28th, 2010 at 11:57 am said:

YOU SHOULD add this game for PS3 downloadable PSN too! I’ll buy it, like, RIGHT NOW!


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+ beatdough on September 28th, 2010 at 11:58 am said:

What?1? I just bought the game on Sunday for $60! I feel cheated…….


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 28th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

“ModNation Racers PS3 will now be available at $39.99 (MSRP), and ModNation Racers PSP will be available for $19.99 (MSRP) at both retail and on the PlayStation Network!”

do i know how to read?!? XD


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+ NerdyGirl88 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:00 pm said:

Hi, I am planning on purchasing MNR tonight, and I would like to know if it will be this price at Wal-mart? I was on their website and it says it costs $59.83… will this be changing?


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:23 pm said:

    $39.99 is our MSRP so I’d expect for them to change it up very soon.


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+ SpyDudeFX on September 28th, 2010 at 12:03 pm said:

Chuck you asked me last night why and one reason are the insanely difficult trophies or so I’ve heard lol I expected MNR to be a casually fun experience, not a major grind fest.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:29 pm said:

    We were able to update the game so the super hard trophies are easier to earn and a Casual mode so the AI isn’t as tough. No more grindage, just karting fun.


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+ pocon28 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:08 pm said:

@14

This is what happens when someone from the marketing department makes a blog post.

Bring back ramone russell!!


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:30 pm said:

    Ha! I’m sure you’ll get your wish soon.


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+ pocon28 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:11 pm said:

@34 If you must buy the game then try to buy a used copy, dont give sony/ufg anymore money for a broken game that they dont care about.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:32 pm said:

    ouch…why so bitter?


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+ scorpio182 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:13 pm said:

Wow, right after the other Greatest Hits news.

I may just get this now.


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+ EatDeath on September 28th, 2010 at 12:14 pm said:

Please give us a dynamic theme for MNR! Love the game by the way!


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+ Dragun619 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

Imma Buy this! Perfect Price point!

Question though, Have loading times been shortened since released? Or is that still being patched up?

Also any news if Insomniac will post on the blog regarding the screen shots released earlier today? I would really like to know who the protagonist is, even though there tagged with capelli -_-.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:35 pm said:

    Load times have been improved!


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+ elas12 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

Wow this is excellent news. The Modnation Racers avatars look fantastic, and the DLC being released is top notch. Keep up the great work guys ;)


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+ shyguyNC on September 28th, 2010 at 12:24 pm said:

@39 .. there already is one, at least in North America


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+ LightningBlade18 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:27 pm said:

I think adding PS Move support would be a good idea.
LOVE YOUR GAME UFG!


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+ poodude on September 28th, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

I find it odd that you’d lower the price so soon after release. Not that that’s a bad thing though, I can’t wait to see what the new buyers will add to this game :).


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+ elas12 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

@43
How would move support a racing game like Modnation?

@40
There has been a patch that decreased loading times :)


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+ NerdyGirl88 on September 28th, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

@37 what do you mean broken? I want the Sackboy Mod and Kart.


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+ superfrick on September 28th, 2010 at 12:45 pm said:

What time of the day to PSN updates go live?


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+ CF3esBestia on September 28th, 2010 at 1:01 pm said:

Awesome, but when will the PSP get some DLC other than tracks? Actual add-on content that can be purchased via PS Store?


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+ ManaKnight on September 28th, 2010 at 1:02 pm said:

MNR is such an awesome game. I’m so glad more can pick it up at the reduced price tag.


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    + Chuck Lacson on September 28th, 2010 at 1:37 pm said:

    I’m glad as well!


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+ ruleterren on September 28th, 2010 at 1:03 pm said:

I will be buying this for my PSPgo now it’s a lower price.


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