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MotorStorm RC Driving to PS Vita for FREE, Courtesy of Scion

David Winding's Avatar + Posted by David Winding on Mar 05, 2012 // Director of Network Advertising, SCEA

Back in November, we revealed that Evolution Studios was working on a new title, MotorStorm RC, which would be released in the US as a downloadable game for both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.

The game received critical praise when it launched in the UK two weeks ago. We think you’ll agree that the wait was worth it, as we are pleased to not only announce that the PS3 version will be available beginning tomorrow separately for $9.99 ($7.49 for PlayStation Plus subscribers), but to also let you know that the PS Vita version of MotorStorm RC will also be available as a free download thanks to our partners at Scion.

MSRC Title Screen

That’s right—for a limited time, the complete Vita MotorStorm RC game is available for download absolutely free – no additional purchases necessary! Not only that, but you’ll be able to drive a custom RC version of Scion’s iQ which is exclusive to the PS Vita version of the game. And be sure to check out the plethora of downloadable content which will become available for purchase for both versions of the game tomorrow.

MotorStorm RC features 16 unique tracks spread across four extreme environments, including the dusty desert mesas of Monument Valley, the dangerous jungles of a Pacific Island, the icy tundra at the Arctic Edge, and the apocalyptic ruins of a destroyed urban city. Players can conquer these environments in powerful radio-controlled vehicles, with hundreds of uniquely customized models to collect in 8 distinct categories: Buggies, Superminis, Rally Cars, Muscle Cars, Racing Trucks, Supercars, Big Rigs and Monster Trucks.

Visit the PlayStation Store on PS Vita tomorrow afternoon (Pacific time) to download your free game. And after you’ve taken the RC iQ for a spin in the virtual MotorStorm world, you can always check out this new vehicle in the “real world” at a Scion dealer near you. Enjoy!

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+ FrIeD-GoAt on March 5th, 2012 at 7:46 am said:

Well thats just GREAT. I’ve paid full price for this game as a EU user. This is not a worthwhile PS3 experience. Its OK on the vita. Another case of EU people getting screwed by Sony. You guys need to speak to the EU playstation team they are terrible. The EU store not only looks bad and is frequently left behind the US store and we get terrible PS PLUS support. I just don’t understand why Sony seem to think its best selling region deserves to be treated like crap.


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+ SarshelYam on March 5th, 2012 at 7:47 am said:

For those of us buying the PS3 version, we’re still getting the Vita version free with the Scion car, right?


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    + David Winding on March 5th, 2012 at 8:34 am said:

    During the Scion promotion period, the Scion-sponsored version of Motorstorm RC Vita will be available for free to EVERYONE – whether or not you purchase the PS3 version of the game.


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+ poodude on March 5th, 2012 at 7:47 am said:

Haha, wow, I’m actually “upset” about this because I wanted to pay for it. Gotta support a great studio!

@Creid8
I’m pretty sure you could just download the Vita version from your PS3 (assuming you have one). So if you can’t get your Vita on time, try doing that :D.


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:51 pm said:

    Perhaps picking up some of the add-on vehicles in they take your fancy and upcoming expansion packs will make you feel less “upset” about getting the game for free… ;-)

    In all seriousness, there’s no need to feel upset – enjoy the game!


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+ Neil on March 5th, 2012 at 7:51 am said:

But I was going to pay for it. I guess I’ll have to buy Blobs now


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:52 pm said:

    Thanks to Scion it sounds like you’ll be playing two great games tomorrow! :-)


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+ KingKannibal on March 5th, 2012 at 7:54 am said:

This is great news! the Vita needs a Motorstorm!

Me and my pals still haven’t gotten over WipEout, I hope the same will go for Motorstorm!


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+ DZORMAGEN on March 5th, 2012 at 7:55 am said:

THIS.IS.AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! WOW thank you Scion and Sony!!


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+ KidCommando on March 5th, 2012 at 7:57 am said:

hot diggity!

Will have my first Vita game before even getting a Vita.

Gonna buy the PS3 version then too.


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+ Link01 on March 5th, 2012 at 8:01 am said:

I love this! WIth Journey and Unit 13 coming out, I wasn’t going to get it. Now it’s a no brainer!


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+ bakerarmy on March 5th, 2012 at 8:07 am said:

Awesome Deal…Thanks Scion

And for those worried about the getting the Vita version….. Just purchase it while it is free, you don’t have to download it and it will stay purchased on your account.


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+ Strathmore on March 5th, 2012 at 8:08 am said:

Can’t beat free. That said, it stands to reason it’ll be a large file… and Sony really has slapped us all in the face with the prohibitive price of their memory cards. Not quite a win-win situation, more of a win-wtf situation…

Not a home run, Sony… but a solid single.


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:56 pm said:

    MotorStorm RC is approx 700MB


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+ Link01 on March 5th, 2012 at 8:10 am said:

@ the EU complainers. You guys have gotten stuff for free that we over in the US never received (such as the free Wipeout HD theme, free LBP game, and other various goodies). Stop complaining and get off of the US blog.


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+ Busca-Cabezas on March 5th, 2012 at 8:11 am said:

OMG! OMG! OMG! Is this one of those twisted mind tricks? Like the ones were you’re dreaming but feels real, like you’re awake? Either way… This ROCKS!! Thank you very much SONY n Scion!! Woot! Woot!! :D


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on March 5th, 2012 at 8:12 am said:

the view is horrible imo..but since its free on the vita..i guess i can bare with it..and njoy a FREE GAME ;p


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+ cool_trainer on March 5th, 2012 at 8:27 am said:

Awesome!


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+ erogamer_us on March 5th, 2012 at 8:36 am said:

how long this game will be free ??
my Vita shipping for 5-10 days (estimates delivery) :(


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 9:59 pm said:

    If you access the VITA Store you can claim your free download and then install it when your VITA arrives.


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+ ItaChu on March 5th, 2012 at 8:37 am said:

Thanks Playstation :) Lets fix the minis on PS Vita next ok?


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+ GGCAN on March 5th, 2012 at 8:39 am said:

David…..thank you, thank you, thank you.

Day one purchase for me…can’t wait for tomorrow !


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+ REDRIBBON2012 on March 5th, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

the GAME SIZE is 750megs. Hurray. This is the game I wanted but the demo was hard….hard to decide. Free is alot easier to choose.


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+ Manetheren17 on March 5th, 2012 at 8:47 am said:

Hey, how long is this event. I probably won’t be able to get a Vita till May.


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+ geist226 on March 5th, 2012 at 8:47 am said:

Wait… the whole game?! Hot damn, thank you Scion!


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+ dsigns209 on March 5th, 2012 at 8:50 am said:

Whoa! Almost missed this. Great work whoever put this deal together.


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+ ichigo-kushima on March 5th, 2012 at 8:55 am said:

Thanks Sony and Scion. I look forward to playing the Vita version when it comes out tomorrow.


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+ DarkOne_PR on March 5th, 2012 at 9:02 am said:

SWEEET! Looking forward to this! Sony should Reward the PsVita early adopters in this ways! :) We did a leap of Faith, Sony dont let us lose faith in u! Thanks! I still need JRPGS on the Vita and Online Multiplayer games on it :)


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+ KrAzeDAman on March 5th, 2012 at 9:03 am said:

For those of you worried about NOT having your Vita delivered in time for this limited goodie … just download the game on your PS3; then when your Vita finally arrives, just transfer the game over to it. Voila!!


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+ Wario64 on March 5th, 2012 at 9:05 am said:

Will the game be free in our download lists after the limited offer? Or will we have to keep the game stored on our memory card/PS3/computer?


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+ KILLSON13 on March 5th, 2012 at 9:06 am said:

Definitely picking this up on day one! I just hope Phenom Evolution can rack up enough money to create a full Motorstorm game on the Vita to show the power of the Vita


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+ megamixer on March 5th, 2012 at 9:16 am said:

Wow, what a rip off. Every EU PSN member get *both* games (permenantly) for the same price that NA PS+ members get for *one* of the games (until this particular PS+ offer expires). Why you punish us SCEA/Evo?

@Link01
Ah ha ha ha. Why would Europeans be complaining? They by far got the better deal.


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+ ABZ-V on March 5th, 2012 at 9:17 am said:

so it’s exclusive on US store ?
we need answers Sony .


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+ Hinatalover85 on March 5th, 2012 at 9:26 am said:

OMG!!!!!!!! A Free VITA Game SONY U guys Rule!!!!!! Sooooooo Getting this When My PS3 gets Fixed And For My VIta Asap lol I’ll C U all Online ^_^ *kisses* Never Stop Playing.


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+ BananaFish on March 5th, 2012 at 9:28 am said:

Thanks Sony & Scion! Was going to take a look at the demo before making a purchase decision but now I’ll definately be playing M:RC!!


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+ Android66 on March 5th, 2012 at 9:30 am said:

@77: They are giving us a free game and you think we are getting ripped off? Don’t be a moron.

In the UK, you pay one price to get both the PS3 and Vita game.
In the US, you can pay to get both the PS3 and Vita game. Or you can get the Vita game for free while the offer lasts.

If you want the PS3 version and were already planning to buy both for $9.99, the free offer doesn’t help you, but how is that being ripped off? It’s the same result as the UK–one price, two games.


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+ Curtisio on March 5th, 2012 at 9:35 am said:

This game sounds fun. Is there a demo?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 10:05 pm said:

    Yes, there’s a free trial that gives you access to 4 of the full-games 64 events, with 4 of the game’s 8 unique vehicle types available to race with.


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+ UltWarrior1 on March 5th, 2012 at 9:56 am said:

Thanks Scion + SCEA!!!


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+ Spartan666 on March 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am said:

Thank you Scion and Sony! I have been looking to play this since it was announced. Also thank you for including Canada in this great deal!


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+ Chazberry on March 5th, 2012 at 10:02 am said:

That’s great news! Not many times that you see a good game being released for free. I was most likely going to buy it after trying the demo, but I won’t say no to this. Thanks Sony, Evolution Studios, and Scion.


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+ eNetiq on March 5th, 2012 at 10:05 am said:

It still costs 5,99€ in the german Playstation Store.
Is this deal also available in Germany ?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 10:07 pm said:

    The Scion give-away is only for a limited time in America. In Germany and across Europe MotorStorm RC is €5.99 “pay once get both” on PS3 & PSVita.


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+ rufotattoous on March 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am said:

nice… free vita game, keep em coming—— XD


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+ Budapesti on March 5th, 2012 at 10:17 am said:

“Visit the PlayStation Store on PS Vita tomorrow afternoon (Pacific time) to download your free game.”

Does this mean the game will only be accessible for free via the Vita’s Playstation Store – so people who don’t yet own a Vita won’t be able to download it via PS3 and save it for later?

I have a Vita myself, but I just want to know if I should put the word out to my non-PSV owning friends to get it while it’s free.


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+ meloya on March 5th, 2012 at 10:29 am said:

do we getting some love on hong kong network? ^ ^;


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+ RydogV on March 5th, 2012 at 10:35 am said:

Another bit of FREE news covered in Awesome Sauce :)


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+ GGCAN on March 5th, 2012 at 10:53 am said:

@ 88 – Budapesti

As far as I’m aware, everyone can download the Vita one to their PS3 harddrive and keep it there until they purchase a Vita.

Just connect the cable from Vita to PS3 when you get one and it will install on the Vita.

Hope that helps.


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+ saintaqua on March 5th, 2012 at 11:09 am said:

Oh wow! This was totally unexpected! Thanks!


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+ saintaqua on March 5th, 2012 at 11:10 am said:

By the way, notice how megamixer only comes to the blog these days to troll and whine about everything positive that happens?
How can you complain about getting a free game?

I say we all vote and have people like that banned.


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+ Solid-Snake-Eyes on March 5th, 2012 at 11:27 am said:

I would have bet money this offer would be US only, color me surprised/impressed.


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+ wanshot on March 5th, 2012 at 11:31 am said:

So what you going to do for the loyal fans who all paid for this game on both formats already? Give us a refund? I think you need to re-think some of your ‘FREE’ game sucker punch tactics and start giving back to the community that support your company 1st off and stop trying to lure in new talent by offering a £5 mini-game to non-customers. I mean just give people who paid for this the DLC for FREE, but i bet my Vita that’s not going to happen, we’ll see Thursday. Thanks once again $ony, your excellent customer loyalty record is unrivaled again!


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+ chaoyue325 on March 5th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

I love free game!!! More please !!!!


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+ Hodizzle on March 5th, 2012 at 11:41 am said:

Hi there! I live in Europe and was wondering if this offer is exclusive for the North American market!? Please say that it is a worldwide offer!!!! Have seen many ppl asking from Germany, rest of Europe and Hong Kong, since you haven’t answered them I’m afraid the answer is no…


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+ shortyvs on March 5th, 2012 at 11:47 am said:

So, if us Vita owners download the free copy within the promo period, does that mean we also get the PS3 version for free like other cross-play games?


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    + Jamie Brayshaw on March 5th, 2012 at 10:12 pm said:

    The VITA download is free thanks to Scion. The PS3 download is $9.99 ($7.49 for PS+ subscribers). Downloading the free VITA version doesn’t entitle you to download the PS3 version for free.


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+ Budapesti on March 5th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

@GGCAN
Thanks for the info. :)


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+ Budapesti on March 5th, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

@wanshot If you bought the game already, you got both versions for the Pounds Sterling equivalent of $9.99, right?
The Vita version is free here in the US, but the PS3 version (which, as far as I can tell, doesn’t auto-unlock when you purchase the Vita version) is Ten dollars. Therefore, you got pretty much the same deal as we do – both versions for the same price.
Actually, I believe it’s less than Five pounds in the UK, which is closer to Seven dollars US money, so you actually got a BETTER deal than us.
:)


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