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Evolution Studios announced a third Motorstorm game for the PS3. Motorstorm Apocalypse takes the off-road racing series to "The City," a region inspired by the West Coast of America.

In unveiling the game on PlayStation.Blog, director Matt Southern was careful to point out that this is an apocalyptic setting rather than post-apocalyptic. Instead of racing around a city after it's been destroyed, you're there while the natural disasters occur. Racing routes will be altered in real-time as the city falls apart around you.

"In our single-player mode, every race is unique. When a building comes down it stays down," said Southern. "When you race a track again, the buildings will still be down and the MotorStorm crew will have carved yet more routes into the ruined landscape. The only time you’ll see the same thing twice is when you choose to."

Apocalypse also sports a revamped multiplayer. Here's the list of features provided by Evolution:
  • Sixteen player online multiplayer.
  • Four player split-screen.
  • Combinations of the two. Play with three friends in the living room against 12 more online.
  • Massive vehicle customisation. Change vinyls, vehicle parts, vehicle shapes and more. Upload them to the community site and share them with others. They automatically work on all vehicle types, and include your PSN ID.
  • Vehicle perks. Modify your handling, boosting and offensive abilities as you unlock new perks.
  • A wealth of rankings to progess through online with associated rewards and recognition.
  • Stacks of online rewards to earn and persistent progress giving the most determined and successful racers the status and recognition they deserve.
  • Persistent matchmaking. Keep your party together throughout your gaming session.
  • A Game Mode Creator. From a completely blank canvas you can design your own game rules and victory conditions, play them online, and incorporate them into tournaments.