Hot Wheels Unleashed is an exciting prospect for fans of casual racing games. Here is all the information we have on it so far.
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One of the upcoming racing games that we here at OverTake are most excited about is Hot Wheels Unleashed. It promises to be a high-action, casual racing game which will bring back memories and nostalgia from the childhoods of multiple generations. With its release just around the corner, we thought we’d bring together all the most important information we have on Hot Wheels Unleashed.
What is Hot Wheels Unleashed?
If you are one of the few people in the world who don’t know what Hot Wheels is, it’s a brand of toy cars and bright orange racetracks which often feature loops, ramps and other high-octane complexities. Hot Wheels Unleashed is a new game being developed by MotoGP developer Milestone Italy, which aims to bring the world of Hot Wheels into a modern day arcade racing game.
In terms of genre, Hot Wheels Unleashed fits into a similar niche as games such as Mario Kart – family friendly, casual racing games which are far from anchored to reality. Drifting, boosting, and executing incredible stunts will all be central parts of the game’s experience. Alongside singleplayer game modes, there will also be both online and offline multiplayer options.
Cars and Tracks
When it comes to the toy cars available for players to drive in game, there is a very wide array indeed. From day one there will be 66 vehicles to choose from. Of these, the majority will be established Hot Wheels classics, but there will also be both cars from popular culture, such as the Batmobile, and real-world cars rendered in game. These real cars range from the ancient Ford 32 to the hyper-modern Koeingsegg Jesko. There is a rarity system for these cars, as well as the possibility to find the “super treasure hunt”, whatever that may be.
Along with the base-game tracks, Hot Wheels Unleashed also features an expansive custom track creator. Any user-built track will be located in one of six settings, each of which has its own style as well as unique obstacles and interactive elements for track designers to utilise. This track creator mode should lend the game a lot of replayability and community engagement.
Release Date, Editions and More
Players will be able to get their hands on Hot Wheels Unleashed on 30 September, although a few who are willing to spend a little extra will be able to get going three days early. There are multiple editions on offer, each of which is currently available for pre-order.
First there is the standard edition, which simply includes the full game. One step up from this is the Challenge Accepted edition, which is only available as a physical copy and includes some Hot Wheels toy cars. In everywhere other than the United States, it also includes access to the first DLC expansion released for the game via the Hot Wheels Pass Vol. 1.
If you’re buying digitally, the Collectors edition will also net you that first expansion and the Hot Wheels Pass Vol 1. For those who want to go all-out, there is also the Ultimate Stunt edition, which grants three days early access before release, as well as both volume one and volume two of the Hot Wheels Pass.
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