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Chibi PlayStation Dudes ModNation Attack!!

120%!

Pursuant to our recent podcast discussion about the potential for a PlayStation-themed kart racer, these images of tiny, cutesy, ModNation versions of Sony favorites like Kratos, Nathan Drake, and Ratchet & Clank were too ludicrous not to post. 
 
Apparently these guys can be obtained as preorder bonuses from GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon, respectively. I'm not nearly crazy enough to run out and preorder a game to get a hold of these chibi dudes, but I'm just crazy enough to post their pictures! 
 







 
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the game is out May 25. Who's down for ModNation Racers, anyway? Perhaps you remember our recent Quick Look EX showing off some of the racing and track-creation features?
 

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Posted by Brad

Pursuant to our recent podcast discussion about the potential for a PlayStation-themed kart racer, these images of tiny, cutesy, ModNation versions of Sony favorites like Kratos, Nathan Drake, and Ratchet & Clank were too ludicrous not to post. 
 
Apparently these guys can be obtained as preorder bonuses from GameStop, Best Buy, and Amazon, respectively. I'm not nearly crazy enough to run out and preorder a game to get a hold of these chibi dudes, but I'm just crazy enough to post their pictures! 
 







 
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the game is out May 25. Who's down for ModNation Racers, anyway? Perhaps you remember our recent Quick Look EX showing off some of the racing and track-creation features?
 

Posted by TheSmartMonkey

This is like LBP+Mario Kart. I love it

Edited by DirtyEagles

 
 I thought the whole draw of the game was the customization of your own racer and car. why whould that target market want to ride around as someone elses character?
 
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBfSWpvx8Wc

Edited by sopranosfan

Not crazy enough to go out and preorder for one of the characters?  I am considering preordering from all 3 places just to play with all of them.

Posted by Andorski

Ratchet and Kratos look creepy, and someone would have to tell me that it's Nathan Drake for me to see the similarities (which are still somewhat hard to see).  Clank looks good though.
 
Having these pre-made models are useless though.  The character customization in the beta was really good.  You're gonna want to create your own characters instead.

Posted by Demonstride

If I owned a PS3 I could see preordering this because I'm a sucker for these kinds of things.

Posted by Bionicicide

No, just... no. Sony should of had them use Sackpeople instead for ultimate synergy. Those things in ModNation Racers scare me.

Posted by MarkWahlberg

Old man Kratos. Poor fellow got smaller as he aged.

Posted by Mechanized

Dude. Ratchet is tripping balls.

Posted by Atomasist

KART RACING!

Posted by Xeiphyer

I dig it! KInda weird lookin, but sure why not. Rachet looks awesome, I dig how out of place and creepy Kratos looks.
 
Kinda hate when they have these bonuses at different retailers, same thing happened with LBP.
I guess you aren't allowed to like ratchet and kratos!
 
Regardless, looks pretty good.

Posted by Milkman

Ratchet is so fucking high right now.

Posted by JoelTGM
@DirtyEagles said:
"   I thought the whole draw of the game was the customization of your own racer and car. why whould that target market want to ride around as someone elses character?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBfSWpvx8Wc "
you're looking too deep into it.  it's just fun with popular characters.
Posted by drew327

I am interested.  But not pre-ordering, Littlebigplanet launch week didn't go so hot online, so going to wait a bit to pick this up.

Posted by artofwar420

Well there you go, Sony characater kart racer.
Posted by artofwar420

The only thing holding me back from getting hyped for this was the crazy long load times in the beta. Then again, it WAS a beta. So we shall see.

Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles

See now if i were sure the game wouldn;t be as glitchy and have long ass load times like the beta I'd love to race as Kratos

Edited by TwoOneFive
@TheSmartMonkey said:
" This is like LBP+Mario Kart. I love it "
hell yeah. this is pretty cool. 
Posted by FunExplosions

Hopefully there's a nice sex minigame to go along with Kratos.

Posted by Vision

I have heard from a reliable source that you can't beat a hundred percent.

Edited by get2sammyb

I dig Kratos' Kart Of Chaos.
 
@BD_Mr_Bubbles: Aww now be fair, that was a real beta (not a beta that's a demo), so I'm sure fixing those things are top priority. Give them the benefit of the doubt until release. A lot of that stuff gets optimised at the end.

Posted by immike

Preorder bonuses are killing games nowadays. I have to preorder at a certain retailer in order to get an in-game item? F that! It should be available in the game at launch. 

Posted by Winternet

Someone is paying attention to the Bombcast.

Posted by TurboMan

I'm waiting for the review, but this looks like it has tons of potential

Posted by Binman88
@immike said:
" Preorder bonuses are killing games nowadays. I have to preorder at a certain retailer in order to get an in-game item? F that! It should be available in the game at launch.  "
I don't think a handful of bonus characters are going to kill the game. The whole point of the game is to make your own character anyway, so who cares?
Posted by MikkaQ

Am I a bad person for being tempted to do a best-buy pre-order? Yeah... yeah I am.

Posted by immike
@Binman88 said:
" @immike said:
" Preorder bonuses are killing games nowadays. I have to preorder at a certain retailer in order to get an in-game item? F that! It should be available in the game at launch.  "
I don't think a handful of bonus characters are going to kill the game. The whole point of the game is to make your own character anyway, so who cares? "
It's not just free characters. Sometimes games exclude multiplayer modes, maps, and weapons to those who have only preordered the game. Think about it next time.
Posted by Binman88
@immike said:
" @Binman88 said:
" @immike said:
" Preorder bonuses are killing games nowadays. I have to preorder at a certain retailer in order to get an in-game item? F that! It should be available in the game at launch.  "
I don't think a handful of bonus characters are going to kill the game. The whole point of the game is to make your own character anyway, so who cares? "
It's not just free characters. Sometimes games exclude multiplayer modes, maps, and weapons to those who have only preordered the game. Think about it next time. "
I was talking specifically about the bonuses being unlikely to ruin this particular game.
Posted by immike
@Binman88: I was speaking in general though. So, maybe we shouldn't talk about it anymore. lol
Posted by geirr

Something about these balloon heads remind me of
Mr. Garrison in that episode where he tried the drugs
he speaks against.. and how someone thought this was
an appealing character design is a little beyond me - 
but the game looks fun so I'm hoping there's a demo eventually!

Posted by ratzombie

They look like Mighty Muggs.

Posted by KatherineWilliams

Nice to see the play station game it is really so fun to play.
Thanks for sharing
Katherine Williams 
datarecoverysoftware.com

Posted by Rockdalf

Wife wanted a kart racer game for her birthday so I went ahead and pre-ordered this through amazon.  The rewards are meh.