Superstars V8 Racing joins a slowly growing line-up of full games that are skipping retail releases in favor of PlayStation Network. Although released as a retail game in Europe, Superstars V8 Racing will be available exclusively through the PlayStation Store when it's brought to America this October, carrying a download-friendly price of $19.99
Greg Lanz, general manager of O-Games, Inc. admitted that the game was supposed to be a packaged product, but the PSN option should provide a better value. "Our original plan was to release this game at retail ... since we do not have to pay the costs to manufacture, package, and ship the product to retail. The bottom line? Gamers can now own a $40 game for half the price they would pay in-store." But considering the middling reviews the game has received in Europe, it may be best that it makes its debut in budget form.
With dozens of official tracks, and head-to-head online play with up to seven other players, this amazing racing title offers all the action of a full length retail game through digital download for only $19.99.
Superstars V8 Racing provides players a near limitless amount of replayability, pick up and play mechanics and adjustable settings that offer plenty of fun for fans of arcade, sim and everything in between. Racing fans can enjoy dozens of official circuit tracks including name brand European and American vehicles. Drivers can modify cars from BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Cadillac, Jaguar, and more, letting players compete online against up to seven other drivers. The simulation and arcade-style gameplay throws players behind the wheel in one of the most intense European racing competitions, leaving only their wits and reactions between them and the Superstars Championship title. Superstars V8 Racing is rated â€œEâ€ for everyone by the ESRB.