Ben 10: Galactic Racing is a racing game in the Ben 10 game series, produced for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo 3DS. It was released in North America on October 18, 2011 and November 25, 2011 in Europe, for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. The PlayStation Vita port of Ben 10: Galactic Racing was released on February 22, 2012 in North America and March 16, 2012 in Europe. It is published by D3 Publisher and developed by Monkey Bar Games. Officially it was announced at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 on June 7, 2011. While players can enable Ben's alien forms in mid-race, other characters such as Kevin Levin can utilize their unique special abilities to affect the outcome of a race. All playable characters can pick up special Omni-Node Power-Ups with many different types of alien-based abilities, including a special Ultimate move that unleashes a super boost of speed and power. Races will be held in Galactic Grand Prix circuits, and players can set record-breaking time scores that can be set in Time Trials mode. A new alien, Fasttrack, makes his video game debut on every platform and one of Ben's original aliens, Diamondhead will be made exclusively available on the Nintendo DS This is the first Ben 10 game that's not available on the PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation 2, and the first Ben 10 game in which the player can play as Vilgax. The game is dedicated to former Ben 10 story editor and writer, Dwayne McDuffie. This game will precede the new Ben 10 video game that is based on the upcoming series Ben 10: Omniverse.