MotorStorm: Apocalypse – New ‘After Party’ update arrives on PSN

By Tina Chubb - Jun 23, 2011

Some PlayStation 3 owners may have had to wait a little bit longer than expected to get their hands on the much-anticipated MotorStorm: Apocalypse game, which was delayed in some regions following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan back in March, but it looks like the developer Evolution Studios is definitely making up for it in terms of DLC and updates.

According to Paul Rustchynsky (lead designer of MotorStorm: Pacific Rift) over on the blog.us.playstation.com website, the new free ‘After Party’ update – which is described by the developer as the biggest update to the MotorStorm: Apocalypse game so far – has now been released onto the PlayStation Network, and will be available to download the next time you load up the game.

One very interesting feature of the newly released ‘After Party’ update is the new day-and-night track The Rock, which is set on an abandoned prison island close to the bay. The track does include multiple routes that have been carved into the prison island’s varied terrain, so players can expect to see some off-road racing action that resembles that of the legendary island in the Pacific Rift title.

The developer also announced that there will be a few new single-player races, which have all been hand-crafted by the design team over at Evolution Studios – introduced through Special Events Packs, with each pack having gamers play as a character from the Festival. If players manage to take first place in the six unique events, they will be rewarded with the grand sum of 120,000 chips.

The first pack, titled Stone: Jack of Clubs, is included in the ‘After Party’ update. The other free packs will become available on PSN over the coming weeks. MotorStorm: Apocalypse players will also have the opportunity to boost their chip total with the Weekly Challenges. There will be a total of 30,000 chips up for grabs each week, but to claim them you’ll need to beat a target in a Rookie, Pro and Veteran challenge.

Chips can then be used to unlock new Ranks and rewards, as well as a number of PlayStation 3 trophies. Evolution Studios has also been listening to MotorStorm racing community feedback, and has made a few changes to a number of the vehicle types. Although the Superbike, Supercar and Dirt Bike are the classes that have received the most noticeable changes, the Muscle Car, Racing Truck and ATV have also been tweaked.

You can read more about the ‘After Party’ update via the Blog.us.playstation.com website. Have you downloaded the new MotorStorm: Apocalypse update yet?

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