Retro-Inspired Hotshot Racing Speeds Toward Nintendo Switch Release

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Curve Digital, Sumo Digital and Lucky Mountain Games have revealed that Hotshot Racing will release on Nintendo Switch.

This colourful retro-inspired racing game has looked to “emulate and expand upon the classic ’90s arcade racing game formula.”

There are eight different drivers to choose from that each has their own personality and four-wheeled rides, you will race around 16 sun-baked tracks from around the world.

With polygonal visuals, the game’s single-player modes will run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second.

The traditional Grand Prix mode will see you compete in a multi-round championship, while Time Trial will challenge you to secure the fastest lap time for the online leaderboards.

The multiplayer game modes can be played both online and offline, with support for up to four-player local split-screen co-op.

In the Cops and Robbers mode, the criminals need to avoid being captured to be rewarded with a big cash bonus before the police hunt them down. Whereas Drive or Explode will see you race to reach checkpoints to prevent exploding.

“When we first played Hotshot Racing we were immediately transported to the halcyon days of our youth when we used to pop 50p coins into classic arcade racers like Virtua Racing, Crusin’ USA, SEGA Rally and others that used to punctuate seafronts across the UK,” explains Curve Digital publishing director Simon Byron.

“It’s fantastic to see this type of gameplay make a triumphant return and we can’t wait to see what people make of it!”

Hotshot Racing will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Spring 2020.

Alex Seedhouse
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