Mattel, Inc. and Milestone, the world’s leading developer of racing games, today announced Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged. The following of the acclaimed Hot Wheels Unleashed will be available il 19 ottobre 2023 per PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch e PC su Steam ed Epic Games Store. Here is the announcement trailer:
With all-new mechanics, environments, vehicle styles and game modes, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged sets out to take arcade fun to the next level, pushing players to uncharted horizons in their Hot Wheels gaming experience. Here are the main features of the game:
CATEGORIES OF VEHICLES, ENVIRONMENTS AND GAME MECHANICS: Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged will launch with over 130 vehicles, including, for the first time, motorcycles and ATVs. Stock, Powered, and Ultimate vehicle categories will differentiate performance, while players can further customize their driving style by using skill points to purchase specific perks and assemble their ideal vehicle. Each of the five available environments will have unique racing surfaces which will affect the performance of the vehicles. Vehicles will also interact with different objects both on and off the track, making racing even more unpredictable. In addition to a greater variety of vehicles and environments, driving and maneuvering skills will be put to the test with the addition of two new skills, dodging and jumping. Side running will allow for tactical impacts against opponents, dodging obstacles and daring flips to the finish line, while players can pull off spectacular jumps anytime, anywhere. At the push of a button, drivers will have new opportunities to overtake opponents, discover hidden shortcuts and new stretches of track.
NEW GAME MODES AND ONLINE FEATURES: Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged will feature a number of new game modes that add a next level of fun and challenge both online and offline, including events that will push the drivers’ skills to the limit or teach them to master the art drift and avoid accidents with speed and precision. The split-screen mode for two players returns to fuel exciting elbow-to-elbow duels, while there are also a number of improvements including the ability to create a party with friends and the addition of cross-play (feature not available on Switch, ed.).
AN IMPROVED CAMPAIGN: A story-driven career mode featuring four original characters is another major addition to the sequel. Each character’s background and personality will be presented through animated cutscenes that aim to increase immersion.
POWER TO THE PLAYERS: Community generated content has played a huge part in the success of Hot Wheels Unleashed, boasting over 1 million liveries and 400,000 tracks designed by Hot Wheels fans. For this reason in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged the possibilities to unleash creativity will be even wider. The enhanced Track Editor will introduce new modules and special features that will increase the diversity of player-generated tracks, while an update to the Livery Editor will introduce the Sticker Editor for creating, saving and sharing original templates and shapes. According to the official announcement, to ensure that everyone can enjoy the creations of their fellow players, all user-generated content will be shareable across platforms from day one of the game’s launch.
“We are very happy with the enthusiasm shown by the press and players for the first title, a global success that has reached more than 8 million players worldwide”, said Luisa Bixio, CEO of Milestone. “Building on a solid foundation that has guaranteed us unanimous approval, with Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged we set out to create a brand new gaming experience to further raise the bar of arcade fun. Having a partner like Mattel by our side is a source of great pride and we are ready to run even faster towards new shared goals.”
“Having recently celebrated its 55th anniversary, the iconic Hot Wheels brand continues to ignite the spirit of challenge in consumers around the world through a seemingly endless variety of media, especially gaming,” said Mike DeLaet, Global Head of Digital Gaming at Mattel. “Following the huge success of Hot Wheels Unleashed, we are thrilled to once again join forces with our talented partners at Milestone to bring fans a completely new game with world-class graphics and even greater thrillsi.”