Rising Star Games and Supergonk have announced that Trailblazers will release on Nintendo Switch, which they describe as the world’s first true, second-to-second co-operative arcade racing game.
Racing teams of up to three-versus-three, you paint the track in your team’s colour as you race – capturing key areas to dynamically change the racing line to let you boost on your own colour.
Those that drive with flair and style can build skill points, with the chance to race against up to six players online or as many as four players in local split-screen multiplayer – with CPU-controlled challengers thrown in when needed.
With retro-futuristic style and attitude, the game takes place in a world from the creative mind of BAFTA award-winning artist Will Milton, with an officially licensed soundtrack having tracks from Future Funk genre such as “Get On Up” by Skope, “Bad King Kong” by The Derevolutions, and “Dead Ringer” by A.Skillz.
“The Supergonk team is proud to announce Trailblazers: our vision of true co-op racing designed from the ground-up with team play at its core,” enthused Supergonk founder Ben Ward. “The brand new paint/boost mechanics introduce a fresh layer of second-to-second strategic thinking which can’t be found in other racing titles.
“As huge racing game fans, we feel that the genre often hasn’t been as innovative as we’d like. Our aim with Trailblazers is clear: create a brand new IP to reinvigorate the genre and build an unexpected new racer that we ourselves want to play.”
Rising Star Games managing director Martin Defries, adds: “We are thrilled to have worked alongside Supergonk to help realise their vision. The game is superb, the ambition high and the opportunity vast. We are keen to show the gaming community across the world just how great this game is.”
Trailblazers will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018.