WipEout 2048 for PlayStation Vita
The latest in the long running far future, club based racing game series pulls back the calendar a bit, setting the action in the comparatively near future of 2048, right around the point that anti-gravity racing is beginning to become a popular passtime, and the legendary Anti-Gravity Racing Championships are just starting up. An exciting career mode takes you through the first three years of the tournament’s lifespan, set in Nova State City; the insane, ultra futuristic race circuits of the games set much mater in the timeline have yet to be built, meaning most of the tracks in the game are much more down to earth in terms of location, set amongst bustling city streets; however, each track is three-tiered, and the higher tiers show off some of the high technology that will soon become commonplace in the tournament. Tracks have also been made considerably wider then they were in any wipEout game that came before, allowing for further emphasis on the combat portion of the tournament. In fact, combat is so emphasised in wipEout 2048, that the weapon pads around the tracks have been split between two categories (yellow pads for offensive weapons, green for defensive ones), and in addition to the normal races seen throughout the series, there are also combat events dotted throughout the campaign mode.