Right around the turn of the year, either late this month or early January, Sony Online Entertainment will bring its high octane racer GripShift to the system via the PlayStation Store for $9.99. For those who aren't familiar with the original PSP release, the racer mixes stunt driving with puzzle elements and even some platforming while you race around over undulating suspended tracks. Tracks feature multiple routes, shortcuts, loops, jumps, ramps and such aimed to keep you on your toes.
While the game first appeared on Sony's handheld, GripShift for the PS3 will be more than a simple port. For starters, the game has been optimized to run in full 720p resolution at 60fps, fast enough for even the most ardent speed fans. The vehicle handling is said to be improved with more responsive controls, a welcome enhancement to be certain. The PS3 version will also feature more than 125 new and re-mixed levels spanning over 25 race tracks. And for you competitive types, four player online gaming will be present as well.
Though the game is right around the corner, that's all the information we have for now.