WipEout Pure Preview - The Next Level

Game Profile

PlayStation Portable
Release date:
March 24, 2005
SCEE Liverpool
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Combat Racing

WipEout Pure

Studio Liverpool returns with a portable edition of the best combat racing series.

Preview by Chris Bahn (Email)
February 25th 2005

Game Overview: Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action. Wipeout Pure, the latest edition to the popular anti-gravity racing series for the PSP handheld entertainment system, provides intense, hovercraft racing action as players choose from five different speed classes and race relentlessly around 16 futuristic, anti-gravity racing tracks. During both single and multi-player gameplay, racing fans will be able to enjoy challenging, action-packed gameplay modes that include Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Free Play and Zone Mode (single-player only).

Supporting up to eight players via a Wi-Fi link for multiplayer gameplay, gamers will be able to take on their friends and attempt to blast enemy ships to pieces in a fierce competition for top racing honors. Players who win a gold, silver or bronze trophy will earn fresh racing colors, new ships and four classic tracks from past installments in the Wipeout series. Fresh downloadable content that can be saved to a Memory Stick Duo, such as new tracks, ships, skins and music, will expand the racing experience and allow for personalization of the game.


  • Race aggressively in ultramodern ships moving at high speeds around 16 futuristic, anti-gravity racing tracks for an intense hovercraft racing action experience.
  • 16 space-age tracks include eight based around an island location, four custom-designed Zone tracks and four favorite tracks from previous Wipeout games.
  • Compete against up to eight players in multiplayer gameplay via a Wi-Fi link up.
  • Five speed classes to race with including Vector (slowest), Venom, Flash, Rapier and Phantom (fastest).
  • Multiplayer – Gameplay allowing up to eight players to compete against one another via a Wi-Fi link up.
  • Five race modes including: Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Zone Mode and Free Play.
  • Single Race – Players compete against each other or the artificial intelligence on any available course with the exception of the custom-built Zone tracks.
  • Tournament – Players choose a league to join and will then race against competitive leagues.
  • Time Trial – Players set lap and course records on each track or race against friends in time trial conditions.
  • Free Play – Players race free of damage as long as they want without lap count or time restrictions.
  • Zone Mode – Players race on four custom-built tracks where their ship will constantly accelerate and the ship’s top speed increases every 10 seconds (Single-player only).
  • Players will gain access to weapons, such as rockets, missiles, mines and bombs, to gain a competitive edge and inflict major damage to other ships.
  • Earn a gold, silver or bronze trophy and unlock power-ups, alternative racing colors, new ships and four classic tracks from previous Wipeout games.
  • Choose from eight different racing teams to join including Feisar, AG Systems, Auricom, Qirex, Piranha, Assegai and all new Harimau and Triakis.

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