Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars |OT| (PSN)

chubigans

y'all should be ashamed
#1


From the devs that helped bring Gears of War and Unreal to consoles comes...SUPERSONIC ACROBATIC ROCKET-POWERED BATTLE-CARS! Woooooooooo!

NOTE: Huge new patch available! Find out all the details in the new thread:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=370264

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is an arena-based online vehicle sports game. The game features vehicles with incredible physics-based maneuverability, including boosters for launching high into the air or accelerating at break-neck speed on the ground. In the air, cars can roll, flip, jump, dodge or spin. In this team-based soccer-inspired game, the vehicles maneuver to perform breathtaking saves, awe-inspiring shots on goal, and gruesome demolishes of opponent cars. These abilities, combined with the players' own creativity, create a unique and thrilling experience every time. Wide-ranging community involvement is supported through team and league play, as well as extensive statistical tracking, rankings, and rewards for individuals and teams. The game features mini-games and single player matches as well as team and league matches and scrimmage matches online.
Release date: Available Now, $9.99
Developed by Psyonix (assisted in deving Gears of War, Unreal Tournament, and UT2004. This is their first in-house game.)
-4 player local splitscreen/8 player online/4 player local splitscreen online
-Free DLC maps coming soon
-Custom Soundtrack support
-Online leaderboards/voice chat
-YouTube Uploading
-Trophy support
-Demo Available


More info straight from the PS Blog can be found here.









The FAQ/Interview with Psyonix:
http://winbreak.com/2008/09/13/wbx-...cket-powered-battle-cars-developer-interview/

More details/forum/video:
http://www.battle-cars.com/

There are 14 trophies available:



Champion
Beat the Tournament Mode.

25 Stars
Earn a total of 25 stars in single-player.

50 Stars
Earn a total of 50 stars in single-player.

75 Stars
Earn a total of 75 stars in single-player.

100 Stars
Earn a total of 100 stars in single-player.

Ace
Score your first goal in an online ranked match.

Natural
Win an online ranked match.

Rookie
Play 10 online ranked career matches.

Showoff
Score a goal while reversing in an online ranked match.

Hat Trick
Score 3 goals in an online ranked match.

Hot Shot
Achieve the Most Valuable Player award in an online ranked match.




All Star
Earn all the stars in single-player.

Victorious
Win 50 online ranked career matches.




Striker
Score 500 goals in your online ranked career.


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If you want to game with the devs, add the PSN name CapitalistDog!
 
#7
Coming Soon to Europe? :( I suppose I'll have to play the NA demo until it comes.

Pretty psyched about 8 player online matches though, that should be awesome.
 

sykoex

Lost all credibility.
#8
Unless there's a demo, this thing better get fucking 9's across the board if they expect me to shell out that money.
 

chubigans

y'all should be ashamed
#12
shagg_187 said:
What? WHAT? I don't get it!
You can play four player split screen online with another PS3 that has four player splitscreen. :)

edit: wait that doesnt make sense, your right. :lol edited!
 
#18
chubigans said:
From the devs that helped bring Gears of War and Unreal to consoles comes...SUPERSONIC ACROBATIC ROCKET-POWERED BATTLE-CARS! Woooooooooo!

Release date: October 9th in NA (today wooo!)
Wtf, where did this come from??

Fake edit: It was even listed in Tanod's threads and still I've never seen it before. :eek:
 
#24
I can answer some questions now and when I get into work (just got up, release date, woo)!

- There will be a demo up as stated whenever the game goes up, which is this evening I believe

- There will be a free DLC map *soon* - it's already done, just going through the pipeline - and we will continue to support the game via patches/DLC, I can't promise all DLC will be free but we're going to play it by ear

- The Europe version is unfortunately COMING but because we are self-publishing we just didn't have the resources (among other problems) to handle SCEA and SCEE cert simultaneously. We're currently in the process of getting all the various European rating board approvals and as soon as we have a Europe date set we'll let you guys know, all I can say is ASAP.

- To clear up the splitscreen issue, the game is max 4v4 (8 players total) but supports up to 4p splitscreen both locally and online, including ranked matches.

I'll say one thing about the price just from my perspective (not my company's, disclaimer, yadda yadda) and never again since I've read the price debates about Braid on here and I know what dark road that leads down. As a consumer I feel the pull of $9.99 too, but I think the graphical quality/feature set we're offering justifies a higher price point. You may not agree, there's a demo with both local and online play to better inform you about the purchase, I hope it's helpful.

Features we support that I don't usually see in a $9.99 title:
- Full fledged online ranking/matching/party system support with leaderboards, different skill rankings for each bracket (so you can become the top 2v2 player, make a registered team and become the best 3v3 team in the country with your PSN or local friends, etc)
- A really powerful replay saving and editing tool. You can save a replay after each match of the entire match and later re-watch it with full camera controls (free cam, focus lock, slow motion, etc etc etc) and even edit it ingame and upload the new clip directly to YouTube or export the thing to your XMB and do your own video editing in higher quality.
- Unreal Engine 3
- Support for every new Sony feature - YouTube, custom music tracks, Trophies
- We're planning a lot of active community support features like organized tournaments with real prizes, and patch support. We're the #1 fans of this game, we play it every day at the office, and we're most looking forward to just getting online and playing new people. To that end we have full intention of supporting whatever the community asks for within reason.

Anyway, enough price discussion, I'm sure people will have a lot to say about it but going to stay out of it from now on.

To sum up: game and demo available later today, demo has online and local play, free DLC map and Europe versions coming ASAP, hope you like it!
 
#25
ickingfudiot said:
Features we support that I don't usually see in a $9.99 title:

To sum up: game and demo available later today, demo has online and local play, free DLC map and Europe versions coming ASAP, hope you like it!
So its 9.99 and not 14.99? If so, ill get it if demo is good.
 

levious

That throwing stick stunt of yours has boomeranged on us.
#27
ickingfudiot said:
- A really powerful replay saving and editing tool. You can save a replay after each match of the entire match and later re-watch it with full camera controls (free cam, focus lock, slow motion, etc etc etc) and even edit it ingame and upload the new clip directly to YouTube or export the thing to your XMB and do your own video editing in higher quality.

that's really great, hope more games do this with future youtube support.
 

AndyD

aka andydumi
#28
How many maps come with the game to begin with? Do all three shown in screenies above? And how many cars? And are they customizable?

Edit: 3 maps to start.

Does it have friend invites?
 
#30
andydumi said:
How many maps come with the game to begin with? Do all three shown in screenies above? And how many cars? And are they customizable?
Three by default. I know, I know - we basically had to make the decision on whether to polish up and make those three really great, or churn out a bunch of not-as-good maps, we chose the former. The fourth map as stated is already complete and is slated for free DLC as soon as possible, and we've got more in progress, so it won't stay that way for long. We also felt like with most good games people tend to stick to a couple maps anyway, though I realize it goes against the general idea in games of bigger numbers = more value.

Seven cars with two skins each, not customizable beyond that. We really tried to make the game as "pure" as possible from a gameplay perspective and that's why you don't see any crazy customization or variation in the cars. If purely cosmetic customization is a big feature request we can certainly look into it for future DLC.

Edit: Yes, friend invites into unranked matches. You can also form a "registered" team which is basically a persistent way of registering a unique name for your "party" to play under, and serves as a separate ranked bracket (so there's basically solo ranked and team ranked, and then unranked games that you can invite friends into). You can then invite other PSN users to join your team and you play together, and you can also have your splitscreen players join in in lieu of remote players.
 

AndyD

aka andydumi
#36
ickingfudiot said:
Three by default. I know, I know - we basically had to make the decision on whether to polish up and make those three really great, or churn out a bunch of not-as-good maps, we chose the former. The fourth map as stated is already complete and is slated for free DLC as soon as possible, and we've got more in progress, so it won't stay that way for long. We also felt like with most good games people tend to stick to a couple maps anyway, though I realize it goes against the general idea in games of bigger numbers = more value.

Seven cars with two skins each, not customizable beyond that. We really tried to make the game as "pure" as possible from a gameplay perspective and that's why you don't see any crazy customization or variation in the cars. If purely cosmetic customization is a big feature request we can certainly look into it for future DLC.

Edit: Yes, friend invites into unranked matches. You can also form a "registered" team which is basically a persistent way of registering a unique name for your "party" to play under, and serves as a separate ranked bracket (so there's basically solo ranked and team ranked, and then unranked games that you can invite friends into). You can then invite other PSN users to join your team and you play together, and you can also have your splitscreen players join in in lieu of remote players.
The MP sounds fantastic in terms of the variety and complexity.

Three, or I guess 4 is great. This may become the new game for my friends and I to play all the time in our living room. We play Calling All Cars and that only has a few maps as well, but they are well done. Too bad the online is virtually dead for that game.

As to cars, 14 choices are also great if the "Stats" are all the same.

All in all, looks and sounds good. And thank you for being responsive to both criticisms and praise as well as real questions.

Could we get a screenshot or hint as to what the 4th map environment will be?
 
#40
andydumi said:
The MP sounds fantastic in terms of the variety and complexity.

Three, or I guess 4 is great. This may become the new game for my friends and I to play all the time in our living room. We play Calling All Cars and that only has a few maps as well, but they are well done. Too bad the online is virtually dead for that game.

As to cars, 14 choices are also great if the "Stats" are all the same.

All in all, looks and sounds good. And thank you for being responsive to both criticisms and praise as well as real questions.

Could we get a screenshot or hint as to what the 4th map environment will be?
We're really hoping it will do well with the local multiplayer segment, we've had a ton of fun with it internally. We'll also probably be on tonight and for the next few days so hope to see some of you online, I think we'll all have Psyonix- tags in front of our PSN names.

I'm not sure what I can disclose about the fourth map, I'll check and see if I can give you a description or a screenshot.

Edit: Ok, I've been cleared to say it's "out of this world" but that's all I can give you =p
 
#43
Conflicted here. I kinda wanna buy this game. But I feel a bit hypocritical, having called Braid and some of the other recent XBLA games over-priced. Then again this feels like a bigger budget game to me, that as a concept could work as a full title. Maybe I should just buy this and Braid, lol.
 
#45
levious said:
wow, the demo has online play too?
Yessir. It is limited to one map and you only get to play for a couple minutes (not a full match) but can do that as much as you want. We wanted to offer online play without it turning into a UT2004 situation where everybody plays the demo and doesn't buy the game.