MotorStorm Arctic Edge – Multiplayer Mayhem and Cool Customisations

MotorStorm Arctic Edge – Multiplayer Mayhem and Cool Customisations Here at Bigbig, we love multiplayer games, so when we created Motorstorm Arctic Edge we really wanted to give PSP owners something cool to play against their friends.

Race against the World!
We did something a bit different for a PSP racing game – as well as ad-hoc, you can play against anyone in the world with internet multiplayer. You can race on any track in the game against 6 people, you won’t believe the crazy routes people will take to win! Also there’s Time Ticker where it’s all about staying close to the front of the pack – the first person to 999 points gets the win.

All the races are ranked, and you get rewarded for your achievements – beat a full grid, or more experienced drivers and you’ll rake in extra points. As you get better at racing you’ll climb up the leader board, and probably meet some Legendary players along the way. If you want to see the current standings, take a look on

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Time Trial Tactics
Another way to compete with MotorStorm players around the world is by working your way up the time trial rankings. The aim is to get the fastest lap on the track of your choice – you can race against the times set by the Bigbig team, or download the communities fastest times and ghosts. The advantage of downloading someone else’s ghost lap is that you can spot all the shortcuts, hopefully find a way to gain a few seconds and then speed ahead.

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How to Look Good Racing
So that’s the racing aspect, but true Motorstorm legends want to look good whilst they’re boosting past the opposition. Sure, the default vehicles look good, but if you want to stand out, you need to create your own stylised set of vehicles!

The further you get through festival mode, the more cool customisations you can unlock. If you head over to the Garage and customise your favourite vehicle, you can use all your unlocked parts, sponsor logos and patterns to make something really unique. You can do the obvious, by changing wheels and spoilers, but if you really want to stand out, you can go into more depth.

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Freak or Unique?
Not everyone’s spotted the depth of the visual customisation, so here’s a tip: From the Paint Job menu, you can scroll right to choose an interesting Pattern, then press triangle to choose some stand-out colours. If you go right again, you can choose the Side Logo and Top Logo and position them how you want – for example, putting shark’s teeth on the front of the vehicle, or stretching your country’s flag across the rear. Whether you create something sleek and stylish, or aggressively ugly, the design will be unique to you.

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And finally, if you really want to stand out online, if you can track down a copy of the Collector’s Edition, you get the exclusive Mirage Rapide rally car to play with.

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The Arctic Edge Challenge – Beat the developers!
For those of you who like a challenge, the Bigbig team will be racing online on Motorstorm Arctic Edge on the evening of Wednesday 28th October. There are no physical prizes, but imagine the kudos you’ll get for beating us at our own game! Check the Blog on Tuesday 27th October for the full details.

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Any news on when the online will be fixed?
I keep getting Fatal error and haven’t been able to get online



Although the network error doesn’t affect a majority of players, we want people to get the best experience from the game so we’re looking into a solution to this at the moment. The unofficial workaround is to create a new PSN account to play Motorstorm Arctic Edge – you won’t lose your original account, and it’ll let you play online.

We’re also investigating the hacked Time Attack scores on the leaderboards, so hopefully that’ll be resolved soon too.

Yea it would be awesome if the online worked and you could logon to it!

So any chance of us PSP Go owners getting some of that Mirage Rapide action, as was promised before release? I bought MotorStorm on October 1st for my PSP Go, but no sign of the Rapide. :(

PSP Go owners getting jipped again.


Hi Tabooger,

Different parts of the world got different deals. The Mirage Rapide is only available as part of the UMD Collector’s Edition in PAL territories (though you can use the download code on the Go version), whereas it was only available as a pre order bonus in the US.

Sorry i don’t understand, i’m french…..:(

I bought Motorstorm Artic edge on october 1st, on the PSN for my PSP Go or if i understand your comment, the mirage rapide it’s just for the umd collector version and not for the psn version ?



That is correct, the Collector’s Edition box includes a download code for the Mirage Rapide and limited edition PSP Theme.

Where could you buy the collectors edition of it? I never saw it and I buy many games and use various websites


Hi Kyo_Daikun,

It varies from region to region – try “Motorstorm Arctic Edge Collectors Edition” of Special Edition in your search engine.

Just a note to everyone the collectors edition is on sale at

Got me doing the research for you Simon! :P

Such a shame that Gran Turismo came out so soon after, rendering this game looking horrifically malformed.


Hi Phillip99,

They are both very different kinds of racing games. Our aim was always to be one of the best looking games on PSP and I think we achieved that. In my opinion GT and Arctic Edge are visually and gameplay wise the top racing games on any portable system.

So wanna get this, but i have no money till xmas because im still paying off my psp go. :( Whens the demo out so i can play it? Ill def be buying after xmas though, loved the ps3 ones and your pursuit force titles too!


Hi mrfight67,

The demo ran into a couple of delays – no exact date yet, but it should be on PSN soon.

@Philip99 I reckon that motorstorm has one key win over gran turismo psp, that is the online. Although it has crashed actually once (and I only had the game 36hrs or so) I have raced a lot online already, its nice to find PSP games with active online communities tbh

The hacked online time trials definitely need sorting out as 0:03 seconds to clear Gold Rush is going to be tricky to beat in a conventional manner


Where’s the NBA 2K10 DEMO? OMG!


Fatel error all the time :(


Wait, Wait, Wait, is this game for the PSP or PS3, or both?
Other than that, this game is lookin EPIC!


Oh, I guess it’s for the PSP, by reading all of your comments lool, why didn’t I read em be4 = P

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