Curve Digital has unveiled the colourful retro-inspired racing game, Hotshot Racing, from Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Digital. Hotshot Racing channels classic arcade racers sporting colorful polygonal visuals, boost-fuelled drift gameplay and a silky smooth 60 frames per second in the game’s single-player modes regardless of platform.
Hotshot Racing promises to emulate and expand upon the classic ‘90s arcade racing game formula. The game will feature eight different hotshot drivers to choose from, and each will have their own personality. Furthermore, there will be 16 tracks from across the globe, as well as multiple game modes.
Simon Byron, Curve Digital’s Publishing Director, said:
“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. It’s fantastic to see this type of gameplay make a triumphant return. We can’t wait to see what people make of it!”
Hotshot Racing will also feature multiple single-player and multiplayer game modes -- both online and offline including 4-player local split-screen co-op.
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.
In order to celebrate this announcement, Curve Digital has also released a new trailer that you can find below.