A new racing game is coming to consoles and PC this Autumn and it’s not something that any of us expected, right?
Mattel, Inc and Milestone have announced that they are partnering to bring a brand new racing game to consoles later this year. The game? Hot Wheels Unleashed, and it releases September 30th, 2021 for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Hot Wheels Unleashed (also known as “fire cars” to my four-year-old boy…) is an action-packed arcade-style racer where players can hit the iconic orange tracks, boosting and crashing their way to victory in an assortment of classic Hot Wheels cars. The game will feature single-player game modes as well as online and local multiplayer. Yay, more splitscreen!
“We continue to focus on engaging consumers with our brands through gaming platforms,” said Andrew Chan, Head of Digital Gaming, Mattel. “Hot Wheels is all about encouraging the challenger spirit and Hot Wheels Unleashed brings that mission to life for gamers of all ages. Milestone’s expertise in racing game development has enabled us to transform the Hot Wheels brand into a compelling console and PC gaming experience for both current Hot Wheels fans and gamers who may be rediscovering the iconic brand.”
“Like many other team members who worked on the game, I’ve been playing with Hot Wheels since I was a child, and today I’m still a hungry Hot Wheels fan and collector,” said Michele Caletti, Executive Producer, Milestone. “This is the reason why we’re all so committed in delivering the purest and most authentic Hot Wheels gameplay experience ever in a videogame. We owe it to the Hot Wheels community and to our inner children.”
Hot Wheels Unleashed may not be releasing until September 30th, 2021, but pre-orders are open today.