MotorStorm Apocalypse was unveiled earlier this year and in response to the announcement, many fans were disappointed the game would be taking players away from the island for a more urban setting. Later trailers showed off some of the paved environments in action and that disappointment soon turned into excitement as to what else the racing sequel had in store for gamers. Today, a new track called "Skyline" has been revealed, and it will give fans of MotorStorm Pacific Rift a familiar ground – or should we say sky.
Early screens and trailers of MotorStorm Apocalypse showed racers taking to the streets of a city ravaged by a major natural disaster. Previous titles in the series sometimes placed racers in situations where they had to navigate their vehicles across spectacular jumps, and these new screens prove that Apocalypse doesn't stray from this formula.
The "Skyline" track places racers on the tops of skyscrapers and some of them are in the process of toppling over as gamers race across them. To get a sense of how high and treacherous this track is, check the screenshots below:
The screenshots display racers performing death-defying leaps across the stops of buildings in various states of ruin. The main callout of the images worth pointing out is that these pictures only depict bikes and ATVs.
It makes sense that these smaller and more agile vehicles would be better suited for this type of track however, Evolution Studios has proven from past titles that they're all about balance. They claim that this track can be won by all 16 classes of vehicle in MotorStorm Apocalypse, and there's probably a lot more to be seen that can be displayed in these still shots.
Another major aspect of the MotorStorm games is maintaining a cool vehicle to prevent it from exploding with overuse of the boost. Since there aren't a lot of water sources on top of skyscrapers the developers have implemented a cool air-intake system into the game. So when things get hot, gamers can take in a fresh blast of cold air by easing up on the gas.
Do these shots of "Skyline" reignite your interest in MotorStorm Apocalypse? There's no release date for this game but we belive it will be out sometime in 2011. Hey, maybe it will be revealed at the Spike Video Game Awards tonight! Make sure to check back for the latest news on MotorStorm Apocalypse and announcements from the VGAs.