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

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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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fredrikselvig said:

March 5th, 7:04 am

Will it only be free in the US store, or Europe too?

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 1:36 pm

    Scion have sponsored the free download for a limited time in the US Store.

    In Europe you can get both the PS3 and PSVita versions for £4.79/€5.99 as per the “pay once get both” offer.

BlindsideDork said:

March 5th, 7:06 am

FREE VITA game?!?!?!

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 1:37 pm

    Yes, for Vita it’s free courtesy of Scion! :-)

Trioptical said:

March 5th, 7:06 am

Nice, most anticipated Vita game is now free? Guess I can get both versions now. Yay!

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 1:43 pm

    You’ll get the Vita version for free; The PS3 version is $9.99 ($7.49 with your Plus discount).

    Nice avatar! :-)

duke301 said:

March 5th, 7:06 am

Free game, now who can say no to that? Thanks a lot guys. This was one that I was planning on buying too !

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 1:51 pm

    Thanks duke! We really hope you enjoy the game. :-)

remanutd5 said:

March 5th, 7:06 am

wow Scion must be paying lots of royalties for the game to be free on the vita lol , anyways i wanted to help you evolution and since im a motorstorm junkie i will be getting both versions , man Motorstorm Arctic Edge head to head online multiplayer races with ps vita online capabilities could have been a tremendous success
RC LUNATICS UNITE !!!!

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 1:52 pm

    Always good to see your comments remanutd5, thanks for your support. RC LUNATICS UNITE!! :-D

David2Crazy said:

March 5th, 7:07 am

So if you want to play it across both platforms you still need to pay the $9.99 (or $7.49 for + members), but if you only want to play the Vita version then it’s completely free. And this is for North America only right?

Jawmuncher said:

March 5th, 7:08 am

AWESOME!

bharken said:

March 5th, 7:08 am

WOW! Awesome! Thanks for this Scion! Coolnessity!

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 1:56 pm

    “Coolnessity” is a new one on me, but I quite like it… :-)

Spandella said:

March 5th, 7:09 am

Who needs the game? I drive a REAL Scion. Over 165,000 miles on dizbich, and she’s still goin’ strong!

Blade133 said:

March 5th, 7:09 am

Why, how, and what’s the catch?

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 1:58 pm

    No catches – everything you need to know is there to read in the blog. :-)

NHDrumline17 said:

March 5th, 7:09 am

so what happens when it’s not free anymore, will it be pay once get both like it is in Europe?

swisstylez said:

March 5th, 7:10 am

now that just made may day :) Thanks Scion

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:02 pm

    Have a great day, and have an even better one tomorrow with MotorStorm RC at your fingertips! ;-)

BloodiedWraith said:

March 5th, 7:10 am

This is awesome news. Sony you’ve made the launch of the Vita absolutely perfect. The bundle packages with PS3 games and Vita games at a discount, the cross platform support, just everything. Keep up the great work!

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:03 pm

    The PSVita is a #gamechanger – enjoy MotorStorm RC!

bharken said:

March 5th, 7:10 am

Will get both version, price is not bad at all. :) Thanks again for making it free for my Vita. :D

DKShadow said:

March 5th, 7:11 am

Are you kidding me? Can users in Europe please opt to wait an extra two weeks to get stuff for free like the US? Second this time happened; the last time US waited an extra couple weeks and got whatever game it was cheaper than Europe.. even though the originally announced full price was already cheaper than Europe. The differential treatment of your costumers is really starting to get annoying.

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:15 pm

    Where possible release dates and pricing are aligned between all countries. This isn’t always possible, however, and I can understand that it’s frustrating when you’re not able to advantage of an offer like this, but I hope you’ll agree that you’re getting great value in Europe with MotorStorm RC for £4.79/€5.99 and “pay once get both”.

brownkidd said:

March 5th, 7:11 am

Do we still get the PS3 version for downloading the Vita version? Also, will there be any actual online racing? Or just lines? I got the 3G model in hopes of experiencing online gaming comparable to what I’m used to on a console, but it seems to just be leaderboard competition in most games.

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:22 pm

    You get the PSVita version for free as part of the Scion offer: The PS3 version is $9.99 ($7.49 to PlayStation Plus subscribers).

    The online racing in MotorStorm RC is entirely based around the Pitwall and the competitive play that it provides. It can be every but as heart-pounding as the wheel-to-wheel competitive racing it sounds like you’re used to, but you’ll have to see for yourself just how well the Pitwall keeps up the same level of excitement for you.

    From my experience, the challenges, the rival racing arrows and the live leaderboards are a perfect fit for the game. They make it feel alive and exciting, all the time. You’ll be able to get a good taste of it in the trial on PS3 or dive into the full-game on PSVita for free if you take advantage of the Scion offer.

joaryche said:

March 5th, 7:11 am

cool..just got my vita yesterday (of all days to have psn downtime)….i am happy for the free game to try it out
thanks sony and scion

BlindsideDork said:

March 5th, 7:11 am

“visit tomorrow afternoon (Pacific Time)”

What time is afternoon? 3:01pm EST?

smthng said:

March 5th, 7:11 am

That’s made of awesome! I’ve been looking forward to this ever since I heard about it. I appreciate the free Vita version, but I’ll be paying up for the PS3 version as well. Thx!

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:24 pm

    That’s really great to hear – thanks for your support! :-)

BigBadLanTerN said:

March 5th, 7:12 am

Such great news. Thank you Scion!

polo155 said:

March 5th, 7:12 am

will the game share the same game data… i will grab the free version though for my vita…… thanks Scion

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:33 pm

    If you have the full-game on both consoles your progress will be constantly synchronized between the two.

David1516 said:

March 5th, 7:12 am

Just picked up my Vita this weekend, and i get a free game SWEET!!
Cant wait for unit 13 the demo is awsome!

Elvick_ said:

March 5th, 7:14 am

Wow, thanks :D

matcarfer said:

March 5th, 7:16 am

If I buy PS3 MotorStorm RC Driving, will I get Vita version for free in the future? Thanks.

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 9:34 pm

    Rest assured that no matter when you purchase the PS3 version of MotorStorm RC, you will be entitled to the VITA version for free. We will discuss further details when the Scion giveaway ends.

YagamiShinji said:

March 5th, 7:17 am

Wait… people who pay for Playstation Plus won’t even get the game for free on PS3?
That’s unfair, Sony.

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:35 pm

    The Scion offer is only for PSVita. PS Plus gets a discount on the full-game price ($7.49) which is still great value, if I do say so myself. :-)

Deontay07 said:

March 5th, 7:18 am

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got a VITA BRO? I DO:)

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:37 pm

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!! I DO. :-)

    Make sure to pick up MotorSorm RC for your Vita for free tomorrow afternoon! ;-)

Taylor_With_Hat said:

March 5th, 7:19 am

SCION! TC!

andremal said:

March 5th, 7:21 am

Awesome! Thanks Sony, Evolution and Scion! Great to see a Plus Discount on the PS3 version as well. I’ll be getting both!

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:54 pm

    Thank YOU! Enjoy MotorStorm RC! :-)

xsonarisx said:

March 5th, 7:22 am

GREAT NEWS! Thanks Scion + PS!

Jaded_Dragon said:

March 5th, 7:22 am

Anyone know what the NA size on RC’s is? I was cheap and only have the 4gb memory card right now…

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 2:56 pm

    If I remember correctly it’s approx. ~700MB.

DaMann22 said:

March 5th, 7:23 am

Thanks Scion and Sony. Now I will definitely get both ps3 and vita versions. And now my money will go to mutant blobs attack.

MrBeatdown said:

March 5th, 7:23 am

So, just to be clear, if I buy the PS3 version tomorrow, I still get the Vita version for free as well, right? Even though I don’t have a Vita, and likely won’t for the next few months, the Vita version will be waiting for me in my download list as long as I buy the PS3 version, right?

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 9:38 pm

    You can be sure that no matter when you purchase the PS3 version of MotorStorm RC, you will be entitled to the VITA version for free whether or not you take up the Scion offer. Further details on this will come when the Scion giveaway ends.

xjordan93 said:

March 5th, 7:25 am

i love you

BigDaddyCrunch said:

March 5th, 7:26 am

Sony is getting off to an extremely good start in the U.S. If not in terms of overall sales, then at least in terms of delivering the goods. Awesome device — Great game lineup — Growing list of apps — and now Freebies! With this will come improving adoption and sales.

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 9:40 pm

    It is a #gamechanger after all, thanks for your comment! :-)

Lord_Rinja said:

March 5th, 7:27 am

This is just plain awesome, epic and BA. Thank you Sony and Scion for the free download. I will be sure to pick it up tomorrow :-)

Starwarsgeek76 said:

March 5th, 7:27 am

right on tampon!!!!!

ggttr44 said:

March 5th, 7:28 am

OMG thanks Scion and Sony!!! :)

FaustsHausUK said:

March 5th, 7:28 am

When games are this good, I will happily have anyone’s logo slapped in front of me. Thanks, Scion/PlayStation!

dragonmagician said:

March 5th, 7:33 am

Is the “deal” available in Canada as well?? Please say yes…

krae_man said:

March 5th, 7:35 am

Yes please answer the Canada question.

It matters for the Vita version.

krae_man said:

March 5th, 7:35 am

But considering Rag Doll Kung Fu wasn’t I’m not holding my breath.

Nukdollars said:

March 5th, 7:35 am

Free game for the Vita!!!

Sweet!!!!

Hellman said:

March 5th, 7:36 am

SWEETNESS! THANKS SCION!

Teflon02 said:

March 5th, 7:36 am

To everyone who believes there is a catch. Let me drop alittle knowledge. THIS happened before, with Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fist of Plastic a while back. WITH NO CATCH. It is a promotional thing, for Rag Doll the promotion was for SPRINT, and npw them. That’s all, people gotta stop being negative, plus in the article it kinda says theres not a catch.
Question David:
So this is NA, or just US, because last time this happened it was US only. Please say it’s Canada too

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 9:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing your perspective. :-) You CAN take up the Scion giveaway of MotorStorm RC in Canada too!

enoir_me_plz said:

March 5th, 7:37 am

Wow. Nothing better then FREE!

CrusaderForever said:

March 5th, 7:39 am

Thanks Scion!!! This is great news as I was going to buy it anyway! Also, being PS+ member was going to get this awesome game for only $7.49! Great deal if I want it on my PS3.

Also, there were some questions a few days back about downloading the PSP Sega Genesis Collection from the PS Store to your PS3 and then copying it over to your Vita. I took the $15.99 plunge this weekend and tried this and I can say it works great! I have been playing Phantasy Star II on my Vita for 2 days now!

Poozilla024 said:

March 5th, 7:40 am

Thanks Scion and Sony.Even though we listen to endless complaints about Sony on here its always good to see they look out for us unlike the competition how many free junkbox games came out this week? 0.Not to mention the other blog post a while ago about Dust514 being free play.Frickin sweet! Well keep up the good work guys!

snakeeyes211 said:

March 5th, 7:41 am

Do you know how many megabytes is motorstorm RC going to be?

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    Jamie Brayshaw said:

    March 5th, 9:46 pm

    600MB – 700MB, depending on which version you are downloading.

MarkakaJin said:

March 5th, 7:42 am

I said before that I needed a racing game for my VITA and Ridge Racer would be the one but this is unexpected. Thanks to Sony and Scion for this!

creid8 said:

March 5th, 7:43 am

How limited a time are we talking? Want to make sure I get my Vita before they start charging for this.

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