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ModNation Monday: Road Trip Reveal

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ModNation Racers: Road Trip Logo

We are really excited to reveal the official logo for your next favorite racing game – ModNation Racers: Road Trip!
ch-check it out…


“Big Ups” To Our Friends In Japan!
This week we pay tribute to our ModNation family in Japan. You may not realize that many of your favorite creators and top racers are quite possibly half way across the globe in Japan and Asia. Don’t let a little time zone difference stop you from enjoying these amazing creating and racing gurus.

This Week’s Top Tracks: Favorites of Japanese Creators


ModNation Player Profile: big-village_920_
big-village_920_ is just one of many great tracks creators from Japan who have made a name for themselves in the ModNation community. Read his profile HERE.

Ready, Set, Go Go Go!
Take a look at these stats from some of the best racers from the Far East!

Player Races Wins Win %
salome-yst 2476 1489 60%
yahhohoi 5123 2683 52%
puni-perfect 6736 3041 45%
makoizukaori 4978 2108 42%
kannji 3064 1171 38%

Ha! Gotcha! Last chance to send us some of your favorite Halloween themed tracks, mods, and kart for next week’s ModNation Monday blog Spooktacular-palooza-rama (too much?) HERE

Creations of the Week: Favorites of the Japanese Creators


Check out some more great creations from Japan’s Top MNR creators…

Mods: Doscarion, Erezeve, R-ASKA, hoshii961miki, orenekonano, kuri-pa8shi, E_D_F
Karts: asura-007, etsuo-s, QminimumnQ-, kazuix2000, ra_koi, Gachiko3x3
Tracks: AS-NOIR, arashi200xjp, kuro-anco, yamasita-kouji, ylSK8TLZPqQ

Hot Lap Tracks Of The Week: Atlas City Mini Golf Park by IndustrialSavior
My first thought upon starting this tracks was “hmmm… cheeseburger” but I digress. Immediately my second thought was that of absolute joy as I raced what should be considered the gold-standard of the golfing (miniature or otherwise) track design genre (along with apricot-jam-IS’s tracks). Race under castles, though pipes, between windmill blades and around alligators, etc… all of the mini-golf staple elements are present here. Now if somebody could just design a great Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf in laymen’s terms) course I could die a very happy man! *wink*

1. Cheese-burger
2. Joy
3. Excitement
4. Accolades
5. Alligators
6. Great race!


Monday: Atlas City Mini Golf Park by IndustrialSavior
IndustrialSavior has discovered some sort of time-warp continuum in the universe lately that allows him to produce 2-4 great tracks a week! Don’t “Bogart” the time machine, IndustrialSavior!
Tuesday: Viking’s Valhal by Biver_
Biver_ wasn’t sure if his track was Hot lap worthy. What?! We’re not worthy Biver_, we’re not worthy!
Wednesday: TR [Twisted Routes] by resven
This is a really impressive submission considering resven being new to the game and only their second published track. Great job!
Thursday: Porta Valara by Cmckinney94
Another strong creation from a relative new comer to the Hot lap creation world. Keep ‘em coming!
Friday: Highways n’ By-Ways by atheistsw
atheistsw is still loving his Big City theme creation tools, evidenced by this strong racer
Saturday: Indusburg Nuclear Winter by IndustrialSavior
IndustrialSavior has become a track creating madman recently. Check out his portfolio over the past few months. He’s on fire!
Sunday: Jumping the Great Wall by dane9261
I have always enjoyed dane9261’s creation sensibilities. His obvious vision for his tracks pays off big time here

(PSN ID: ModNationSD)

Add Your Own

lisatsunami said:

October 24th, 10:30 am

I have nothing to say, but giving you 5 bars for awesome community support.

Oh, the signature line in “J” is nice touch.
( I get moderated if I use the proper word for that language).

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 10:37 am

    You had us at hello!

JNM-CIM said:

October 24th, 11:01 am

Thank you for showing support to Japan!

I have a Halloween Mod ready, and I was wondering if there was a special forum I needed to post it on.

Also, kudos to the team for creating the “Holiday Props Pack”. I just bought it, and it goes perfectly with the Arctic expansion pack. I love how you can crash through most of the objects, like the snowmen and presents. Hopefully I won’t get carried away with that in my new creations. I’ve got a lot of creating planned for November and December, and can’t wait to get back into the creative competitions.

Sonicfan11589 said:

October 24th, 11:03 am

I heard the PS Vita version will use PS3 DLC, if we had already purchased it on PS3, can we simply redownload it without additional pay?

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 11:17 am

    I know it may feel like teasing (it’s not) but as soon as the details are set in stone we’ll let you know. I think you’ll be happy.!

Sonicfan11589 said:

October 24th, 11:04 am

Also can’t wait for the Road Trip, I never owned the PS3 version of Modnation Racers BUT I do have it for PSP.

Joyce139 said:

October 24th, 11:12 am

wow @ the creativity. Sony should hire some of these ppl as game developers or testers… speaking of The Tester, ya’ll should have a challenge where contestants hav 2 create levels on MNR & LBP cause doin army drills or being blind folded wearing a sumo-fat suit has NOTHING 2 do with gaming. jus my opinion.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 11:25 am

    The creativity is truly astounding!

jecs90 said:

October 24th, 11:12 am

what is the price of this game in the ps store??; and i would like to say hello to all MR community!!!!!!

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 11:19 am

    Which country are you in?

    Hello to you! Welcome (soon!)

remanutd5 said:

October 24th, 11:25 am

any ModNation Racers Road Trip video walkthrough coming in the not too distant future ? lets say this week ? come one , spill the beans already , are we gonna be able to upload gameplay videos to youtube from within the game or system ? is it gonna have social integration ?

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 11:31 am

    Love the enthusiasm for your MNR video fix but we’re not quite there yet. We will be rolling out game feature details over the next few months as they are completed. I am as anxious to share as you all are to hear them!

Dante_jrc said:

October 24th, 11:42 am

I just got my ModNation Racers Platinum Trophy last Monday night. It took me since release day to get it, but it was worth it because I love this game.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 11:46 am

    Congratulations! Very impressive!

dancinglights800 said:

October 24th, 11:43 am

yay yay yay!!!

Speedfreak_R said:

October 24th, 12:15 pm

Nice logo on ModNation Racers: Road Trip! Can we expect the game available at the western launch?

DarkOne_PR said:

October 24th, 12:20 pm

AWESOME! i still cant believe all the awesome stuff ppl create. my creations are pathetic lol!

BTW! La puta < LOL! that means in Spanish The Whore XD

Elnath10 said:

October 24th, 12:28 pm

Damn that King of Spades mod is absolutely epic!. kudos for the creator.

Oh man how I miss new DLC stuff for mods and karts T.T

FJ1100_rider said:

October 24th, 12:35 pm

I just recently started playing mnr on the ps3 , how do I go about getting my mods and karts recognized and downloaded or voted on ?
check out my stuff if you like ok ? my best mods are probably south park kenny , south park stan , and the other sp guys , b.a. barracus from a-team , improved red skull and old school batman , best karts is A-TEAM tribute van I think

MagicalHamster said:

October 24th, 1:11 pm

Kannji’s, one of the East’s top racers, also made some great tracks. Check out the Cave of Lightning + and Monochrome House ++!


October 24th, 1:12 pm

Great support, still updating every monday. MNR is a great game but I haven’t played it for a while since sometimes we don’t want to wait that much to play, please, if possible, release a new patch that REALLY fixes loading times, plese :)

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 2:28 pm


    Thanks for the kudo’s!
    I’m not sure the last time you played but there was a patch a while back that helped with the load times.


John31269 said:

October 24th, 1:23 pm

Alright. First off, thanks for supporting Japan! Awesome country for the culture and entertainment!

Also, thanks for mentioning hoshii961miki (for making the Haruhi Suzumiya Mod I always play as)!

And finally, congrats Industrial for the Track Of The Week spot! It really deserved it!

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 2:30 pm

    Thank you for being such a great community member. That is what makes this game so great.

atheistsw said:

October 24th, 1:31 pm

Hi, thanks for the hotlap track this week, one of my most raceable in a long while I reckon, although I was disappointed that Verazzo Pass (last weeks omitted hotlap) was not re-instated for this weeks roster which is a shame as it’s one of my personal favourites in a long while and unfortunately it’s not really receiving much attention from the community. :( Usually when hotlap tracks are missed out they do get put on later (it’s happened to apricot-jam-IS several times) so hopefully you’ll afford my track the same courtesy?


prob_alex said:

October 24th, 3:04 pm

As i have now purchased Pro evo 2012 – Batman Arkam City – and soon to be battlefield 3.. i doubt you will see any more tracks from me in the near future.. im finishing off my final 1 now.. :)

Unless theres more Track DLC to come.. thanks for supporting my tracks and hope all have enjoyed.


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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 3:10 pm


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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 24th, 3:11 pm

    You’ll be back. It’s in your blood. You were made to create!!!


JNM-CIM said:

October 24th, 4:15 pm

Could you please reply to my comment? I’d really like to know if I can still enter my Mod for the contest.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 25th, 9:41 am

    What’s the name of it?

kolkidkilla said:

October 24th, 4:27 pm

Look at my 4 new creations hope you modnation racers fans like it.

lovelyblueness said:

October 24th, 9:52 pm

Hi Mark, I am glad to see you are featuring Japanese MNR players this week(I am Japanese) and excited to find some of my friends’ names and works here.
MNR is still popular in Japan and most of players are looking forward to seeing ModNation:Road Trip(nice logo) for sure.We hope “Road Trip” would be in store in Japan as well.

Please take vegetables between cheeseburgers for your health.

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    Mark Wilson said:

    October 25th, 9:43 am

    Does lettuce on my cheeseburger count as veggies?

salome-yst said:

October 25th, 12:55 am

Thanks for your working !!!

by the way, チーズバーガーは美味しかったですか? :D

dane9261 said:

October 25th, 1:28 am

*ahem* I didn’t make a track called “Jumping the great wall”. If you mean “Isla laeta gauda” or “Seasonalia Stream” though, then thanks for picking it!

tadaryou said:

October 25th, 5:34 am

I love ModNation Racer!

Do you like Whale?

lbuuzerl said:

October 25th, 8:34 am

I love ModNation Racers!

JNM-CIM said:

October 25th, 1:55 pm

Hi Mark, sorry for posting so late. The Mod is called: “The Ultimate Monster Mod”. I already went ahead and posted it to the Mod and Kart of the Week forums. If I need to submit it somewhere else, please let me know. I hope I’m not to late!

Welmosca said:

October 26th, 11:13 am

Oh that logo is amazing….I have a question dunno if you can answer mark that track “WHALE fairly tale”…was made based on Fairy Tail?…its one anime/manga…and for the photo its really similar with the city on manga.

tadaryou said:

October 26th, 11:05 pm

hey Welmosca
I am tadaryou
WHALE fairly tale is my track

Please try running
The beautiful scenery awaits you!
I hope you think good track^-^

Welmosca said:

October 28th, 9:16 am

ok thanks tadaryou…I’ll try for sure…nice job.

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