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TGS07: The new (and old) features of Wipeout HD

Wipeout HD is hitting the PLAYSTATION Store later this year, and although it's just a remix of tracks from previous games, there's a lot to look forward to. In addition to the obviously improved graphics, the game takes a few key features from previous Wipeout titles, and adds a few of its own:
  • SIXAXIS support - "Wipeout HD provides full support of the SIXAXIS wireless controller." Tilt-ready racing, perhaps?
  • Mag-Strips - From the upcoming Wipeout Pulse game on PSP, this feature allows players to defy gravity through tracks that feature loops, vertical drops, and 90 degree sections.
  • Teams - Like any Wipeout game, this iteration features eight teams from Wipeout Pulse.
  • Seven Race Modes, including Zone - Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap, Zone Mode, Elimination and Head-2-Head. Zone Mode, from Wipeout Pure, will make your craft go progressively faster throughout a race until your ship explodes. It's one of the best additions to the franchise in recent memory.
  • Three New Weapons - The Repulser, Shuriken and Leach Beam.
  • Photo Mode - Like Wipeout Pulse, players will be able to take screenshots from within the game.
  • 8 Eight Player Online Multiplayer - With "Team vs Team" mode, which allows teams of two to compete in larger races.
  • Community Website - Lets players create their own profiles and see stats and data for other players.
  • Downloadable Content - The game will continue to expand through more downloadable packs.
  • Music - Nine fully-licensed music tracks, remixed in 5.1.
Expect Wipeout HD to hit the Store later this year. Until then, check out our new screenshots.

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1. Let fly!
I'll grab that one as soon as it hits. :)

Posted at 10:04PM on Sep 24th 2007 by Darkdrium777

2. Whats the price?

Posted at 11:59PM on Sep 24th 2007 by sicklesdawg

3. What are the music tracks... thats what I want to know. Prodigy? BT? Van Dyk? Benny Benassi? Tieso? Fat Boy Slim? Crystal Method? Who? :)

Posted at 12:03AM on Sep 25th 2007 by TC76

4. "Like any Wipeout game, this iteration features eight teams from Wipeout Pulse."

lol. of couse... wipeout 2097 has been retroprogrammed to include all the ships form pulse :\

Posted at 8:28AM on Sep 25th 2007 by chaod

5. I'm really looking forward to this PSN title. Particularly the multiplayer.

I still play WipEout Pure on my PSP. It really helps to have a PSP when you commute 3 hours a day. WipEout Pulse will soon replace it I hope.

Posted at 11:44AM on Sep 25th 2007 by Egster

6. If I have WipEout Pulse on my PSP it should unlock the ablity to play this by remote play too...that would be the bees knees.

Posted at 1:32PM on Sep 25th 2007 by Kspraydad

7. I need a release date!!! Actually I need it to be released now but I can wait... I think. I picked up a copy of wipEout 3 to tide me over.

I really hope the SIXAXIS controls work well. I loved neGcon control way back when, motion controls seem like a perfect fit for Wipeout if done well.

Posted at 3:42PM on Sep 25th 2007 by stray

8. All I need to know is: WHEN and HOW MUCH?? =o
Scratch that!... All I need to know is: WHEN?? =D

On a side note, I was just thinking that the screen shots for this game look BETTER then the original Wip3Out's boxart! Is it just me?...

Posted at 1:24AM on Sep 26th 2007 by Consolcwby

9. @Kspraydad

ya remote play would be perfect for this game...

Personally, I'm getting Wipeout Pulse for my PSP first...

Posted at 1:10PM on Sep 26th 2007 by Emophia

10. Please, please tell me that this title will be in 1080p. Being based on old graphics in this game, the PS3 should easily be able to handle it, I hope they don't get lazy and release in 720p.

Posted at 1:18AM on Sep 27th 2007 by Brad

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