ModNation Racers PS Vita: Modding With Your Fingertips

As most of you heard at the Sony Press Conference kicking off E3, we are proudly bringing the ModNation franchise to the much anticipated PlayStation Vita. It was a great opportunity to share with you all some of the things our team has in store. For starters, the ModNation Racers PS3 Community has created in just over a year’s time over 2 million Mods, Karts and Tracks. All of which will be available to anyone who purchases ModNation Racers (Working Title) for PS Vita on day one. That means by using the online capabilities and processing power of the PS Vita, the ModNation team has made it possible for users to download any PS3 user generated creation and bring it with them on the go.

The team has also made huge strides in creating a ground up effort to make a ModNation title that takes full advantage of the PlayStation Vita features. As mentioned in the Press Conference, this title is not a port of the PSP or PS3. On the creation side, we showed that in a matter of seconds how fast and easy it is to create a track by drawing it with your finger. The front touch capability of the PS Vita has kicked the door wide open for more intuitive ways to edit your track and place props to your personal liking. But without a doubt, the single most element that received the most “Oooos and Aaaahs,” was the power of the back touch.

Play puppet master in your very own ModNation universe and raise mountains by simply touching the back panel. The longer you hold your fingertips to the back panel, the higher the peaks rise. On the front panel, if you feel inclined to create a lake, simply press down until you strike water. We also demonstrated that the integrity of ModNation kart racing is still intact with the advantage of Dual Analog Sticks. With steering on the left stick, and performing stunts on the right, racing could not be more fun.

As you will watch in this never before seen video, creation is certainly at your fingertips. It is a great time for technology and the PlayStation Vita has given us a wealth of tools to work with. We are excited to say that this is only the tip of the iceberg. There is plenty more that will be revealed in the months to come so keep your eyes peeled.

Also, be sure to check out G4‘s Best of E3 2011 special airing Monday, June 20 at 6:30pm ET/PT. We were nominated for Best Handheld and Best Racing Game!

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Looks superb.


BalramRules 15 June, 2011 @ 19:59

LEVELZ FROM PS3, ON PS VITA!!!!?!!?!?!?!?!?
(izzit da same wiv da lbp on ps vita??, hopefully it iz :PP, and if so, wada bout lbp 2 levelz cumin 2 da ps vita???)

ShadowDoGGG 15 June, 2011 @ 20:01

I really don’t think using touch screen without stylus is a good idea for something which needs accuracy like this…

Great video :), hope you guys on the blog will keep it up with theas kinds of post for the other PSV games too :)


The simplicity of it all its just awesome great video.


I saw that Acquarie released Shinobido 2 for PSV,i start loosing my hopes that one day a Tenchu will be released for Playstation 3=/

i think that analogs sticks should be above the buttons and dpad. i’d be much more comfortable


it looks somewhat ‘less’ accurate, doesnt look so smooth… i dont know y.. but thank God its ‘comming soon’. the orignal would be awesome!

TehPhilosopher 16 June, 2011 @ 00:48

I think the ModNation Racers concept fits a handheld better, so this is welcome. Looks like a lot of fun, especially with the ability to download existing mods.

Just placed my pre-order for wifi PSV, this will be a launch purchase for me :)

kingcrowbaruk 16 June, 2011 @ 10:21

Any idea when the PS3 version will hit the store? It was due on 20th April.

The PS3 version is a nice game, but way too difficult.

So I’m not buying the Vita-version, since I want to enjoy games and not get frustrated by them.


this looks good! im loving the vita and im defently gona get it but to be honest this wont replace home consals, defently not my ps3, what do u guys think?

This looks so much easy :), i Hope to change the gameplay and add more staff in races, because i have the 2 ModNation Racers on ps3 and psp go and i dont want to play the same in psvita

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