The first gameplay makes an excellent impression

Whether or not you’ve gotten sturdy ties to the Hot Wheels model in 2021, I’d say that primarily based on the primary gameplay trailer for Hot Wheels Unleashed, Milestone’s upcoming arcade racer might simply nonetheless click on.

The vehicles look suitably cool, the winding plastic tracks look enjoyable to float throughout, and that stunning leap-of-faith shortcut at 1:27 helped set up depth past the pick-up-and-play exterior.

Depending on how assorted the phases and hazards are (I just like the web-shooting spider impediment that may stick gamers to the course, however I’m much less into the warehouse vibe normally), Hot Wheels Unleashed might find yourself being one of many fondly-remembered online game tie-ins. Did you ever play Hot Wheels Turbo Racing on PS1 or N64? I by no means rented it, however refreshing myself now, I’m beginning to want I had.

In phrases of vehicles, the currently-known roster consists of Night Shifter, Dragon Blaster, Sharkruiser, Rodger Dodger, Twin Mill, Bone Shaker, and Rip Rod, however there will probably be greater than 60 vehicles at launch on September 30, to say nothing of alternate skins. That entire aspect of the sport might get out of hand with DLC. There’s additionally going to be a livery editor, a monitor editor, and – heck yeah – two-player split-screen.

We’ll maintain a watch out and see how the sport progresses from right here. This was only a surface-level look right now – an opportunity to determine if Hot Wheels Turbo Racing is worth following in any respect. I believe it is going to be.