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Wipeout 2048: See one of PS Vita's best launch titles doing its anti-gravity thing in this quick demo

Wipeout Pure was a PSP launch game. The first time I played it was a real 'WOW' moment and Pure is still easily one of my favourite handheld indulgences on Sony's first portable console. Seven years later and we're approaching the release of PSP's twin-sticked successor, PS Vita. And, once again, Sony's considerably speedy anti-gravity racer series takes centre stage on day one with Wipeout 2048. And, once again, it's by far the system's most impressive launch title that I've played yet.

Check out Wipeout 2048 in motion in the video below:



Despite only having the demo, which contains just four events, Wipeout 2048 is easily my most played game of the year so far. It hasn't taken long to master each of the courses, but the racing is so satisfying and the tracks so brilliantly designed that I'm just not getting bored playing it over and over and over. And I can get bored pretty quickly. I know exactly what's going to be keeping my Vita's lovely OLED screen all warm and cosy on launch day and beyond. And it's not Top Darts. It's the full release of Wipeout 2048.

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9 comments

  • MidianGTX - January 19, 2012 5:32 a.m.

    So uh... you were using the d-pad there. Force of habit or is there a reason for avoiding the sticks?
  • Matt Cundy - January 19, 2012 5:51 a.m.

    The sticks work perfectly - I just prefer the d-pad for Wipeout.
  • gypsie - January 19, 2012 5:43 a.m.

    Ahhhhh cundy man!!!! Wipeout got me sucked into the original PSP too and was pretty much the ONLY game I played on it. I had promised myself I wouldn't waste another £200 on a handheld I never use but dayum that looks good. WHAT DO?
  • Matt Cundy - January 19, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    At first I wasn't sure how much a new Wipeout would impress me, but - along with Everybody's Golf - it's pretty much the only thing I've been playing for the last couple of weeks. Based purely on the demo, 2048 looks like it should be the best Wipeout yet. Whether it justifies the considerable cost of a Vita though... that all depends on your bank account.
  • gypsie - January 19, 2012 6:13 a.m.

    Depends on the wife! It looks too different to the PSP so not sure I could sneak it home under the radar without her knowing. Decisions decisions. Everybodys golf eh? I'll check that out too.
  • An_Awesome_Guy - January 19, 2012 8:39 a.m.

    Rockets. Missiles. Plasma. CUNDY
  • ithurtstopoop - January 19, 2012 10:53 a.m.

    nice beard. u look like a young russell crow
  • darron13 - January 19, 2012 12:37 p.m.

    Ah! Lovely. Definitely the first game I'm getting on the Vita :D Been a Wipeout fan since the PS1 days XD Though so far with all the demos and trailers they've only really been playing that one song, I wonder who's on the soundtrack this time around? :/
  • TheDCSniper - January 19, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Could someone include English subtitles. I don't understand the guy

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