Whenever anybody talks about love at first sight, I instantly lose all respect for them. It doesn’t happen. They’re just being soppy romantics who don’t want to admit they met their partner on Tinder. Well, as of today I’m going to have to either rethink my philosophy on love and life or just throw away any remaining self-respect I have because Hotshot Racing has me smitten, and all I’ve seen of it are 45 seconds of cut gameplay from the announcement trailer.
Curve Digital, Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Digital have today announced that they’re bringing a brand new arcade racer to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC, and it’s called Hotshot Racing. And if you’re a fan of arcade racing games, you need to have a proper good look at it. Check out the trailer up above, and don’t be afraid to watch it two, three, or even four times. I watched it five times…
Hotshot Racing is a colourful arcade racer with bright, polygonal visuals reminiscent of old-school retro racers, but with the trimmings of modern technology. You’ll be boosting your way through the game’s tracks at the 60 frames per second sweet spot in single-player, as well as taking your mad skills to the next level against friends and strangers online. You can also play up to four-player split-screen multiplayer, and I expect you’ll do this with friends, not strangers.
There’s the traditional Grand Prix mode where challengers race on multiple tracks in multi-round championship, Time Trial mode where players complete laps as they wish to seek out the fastest lap time for the online leaderboards, Cops and Robbers mode where the criminals need to evade capture to secure a big cash bonus whereas the police need to take them down, and the Drive or Explode where players need to race to checkpoints to avoid exploding.
Hotshot Racing doesn’t have a release date just yet, only the vague “Spring 2020” release window, but I can guarantee you that we’ll be keeping on top of any and all information that comes out about Hotshot Racing. She is my new darling, after all…
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)