Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Turbocharged Is Coming October 19th


Image credit: Milestone/Mattel

Playing with toy cars could be viewed as childish, but Milestone proved that it can be enormously fun regardless in 2021 - and it intends to do so again: Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Turbocharged sets out to take the tiny-vehicle-based racing game to the next level. And its not just the addition of bikes that should take care of the job.

More than 130 vehicles, the addition of motorcycles and ATVs, two new abilities - Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 is not holding back when it comes to new features. Five new environments with different surfaces that affect vehicle behavior and performance will be available, including objects off and on the track that they can interact with.

"We are truly delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the press and players toward the first title, a global success that reached more than 8 million players worldwide," said Luisa Bixio, Milestone CEO. "Building on the solid foundation that granted us unanimous acclaim, with Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2 – Turbocharged we decided to create a brand-new gaming experience to raise the bar of arcade fun even higher.

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Motorbikes and ATVs are making their debut in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2. Image credit: Milestone/Mattel

While a lot of the allure of the game lays in multiplayer races, with the popular split-screen mode making a return in Turbocharged, a brand-new singleplayer campaign will be introduced. Focusing on four original characters, the story is going to unfold via cutscenes to present their backgrounds and characteristics. No further details regarding the career mode have been given yet, however.

Two new abilities will make gameplay in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 even more exciting, with the game introducing dash and jump for players to use to their advantage. Dashing can be used in multiple ways, including bumping into opponents or avoiding obstacles, while jump will allow for overtakes, discovering shortcuts or other sections of the circuits.


More Capable Editors​

Off the track, players get to be more creative than in the first iteration of the game: A refined Track Editor is on board featuring new modules and features to make user-created circuits more intricate, and the Livery Editor will see the addition of a Sticker Editor. The creations can be shared with players on any platform, excluding the Nintendo Switch.

This is the result of Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 - Turbocharged introducing cross-play to all its versions, the Switch likely being omitted due to hardware limitations. Still, being able to race and share user-edited content no matter if you are playing on PC (via Steam/Epic Games), PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X|S or Xbox one is a welcome implementation of a feature gamers keep asking for with many titles.

Your Thoughts​

What do you think about the upcoming Hot Wheels game? Have you played the first one? Let us know in the comments below!
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I was trying to figure out why Hot Wheels keeps making bland racing games when the original was so damn fun. Why don't they just go back to the original formula of racing around all sorts of different environments like bedrooms, back yards, garages, school classroom, bathroom, etc.? I just realized that the game I'm thinking of isn't Hot Wheels, it's Micro Machines! Took me almost a year to realize this!

They need to make a new Micro Machines game!
 
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I bought the first one, Probably buy this one as well.
I bought it for my son for Christmas but think I've played it more :roflmao: its a great pick up and play when you want to play a racing title without being too serious
 
To capitalize off of the success. Wait too long and people stop caring these days.

I suppose so, I won't be buying it on day one like I did with the original. I'll wait until the Complete Edition or whatever it was called is released or when it comes to Game Pass. It was a good game to play with friends/my girlfriend who aren't big into gaming.
 
I suppose so, I won't be buying it on day one like I did with the original. I'll wait until the Complete Edition or whatever it was called is released or when it comes to Game Pass. It was a good game to play with friends/my girlfriend who aren't big into gaming.
I didn't get the first until just before the last DLC I think. Glad I got it, it's a fun game and I absolutely adore the art style; finally they actually made them look like the real toys instead of pretending they're real cars. The exaggerated panel seams, orange peel paint, solid cast chassis, etc. Love it. There's a big part of me that wants to model the RWD P30 in Hot Wheels toy car style...


I'll probably get this one later down the road, as well, depending on what exactly is added over the first game.
 
Some of my fondest memories from my son's childhood are playing an earlier Hot Wheels title with him and his friends on the gamecube, four players split screen, kids screaming out for fun, it was super daddy time!
 
I didn't get the first until just before the last DLC I think. Glad I got it, it's a fun game and I absolutely adore the art style; finally they actually made them look like the real toys instead of pretending they're real cars. The exaggerated panel seams, orange peel paint, solid cast chassis, etc. Love it. There's a big part of me that wants to model the RWD P30 in Hot Wheels toy car style...


I'll probably get this one later down the road, as well, depending on what exactly is added over the first game.

Definitely a fun game, I love the detail in the cars too, the damage model is pretty cool too, the wheels get scuffed as does the body too. I'll get the second for sure, just not sure when.

From what I've seen in the trailer, there's boost dodge, boost jump and the addition of bikes/quad bikes. Monster trucks were in the original as part of DLC if I'm not mistaken. I'd also assume it has (or should have) all of the cars from the previous game.
 

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