Mattel, Inc. and Milestone, a leading global developer of racing games, today released Hot wheels unleashed. The action-packed, arcade-style racing experience is now available to those who pre-order Hot Wheels Unleashed – Ultimate Stunt Edition on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store). . Hot Wheels Unleashed will be available worldwide on September 30, 2021.
Passengers can finally skid, fire, jump and crash on Hot Wheels’ iconic orange tracks in jaw-dropping detail. The game offers unique single-player modes, including Hot Wheels City Rumble, where players must win races, time trials, complete special challenges, and defeat bosses to expand their collection with unique cars and track pieces. Players can also challenge their friends in multiplayer races for up to 12 players online (including crossover play across consoles from the same family from day one) and two players offline in split-screen mode.
The starting grid includes 66 vehicles, including the most famous original Hot Wheels designs in the brand’s 53-year history, such as Boneshaker, Rodger Dodger and Twin Mill, pop culture icons such as DC’s Batmobile, Ninja Turtles. Party Wagon from Teenage Mutant, Snoopy from Peanuts, Time Machine from Back to the Future, KITT from Knight Rider and OEMs like Audi, Ford, Honda and many more.
Each vehicle has special attributes and rarity levels that players can upgrade. Original and OEM Hot Wheels designs can also be customized with unique designs through the design editor, where players can also upload their own creations or download designs from the community.
Hot Wheels Unleashed features six environments, each with its own playground and unique style: Garage, Skyscraper, College Campus, Skate Park, Track Room (a special stage specifically designed to show the freedom that the Track Builder feature offers) and The Basement, a customizable stage space, where players can rearrange furniture and accessories with hundreds of customization options.
Track Builder is a unique feature, which Milestone designers used to create the game’s tracks and allows players to create infinite variations of tracks through different modules. More than 20 modules are available at launch, such as T-Rex Escape, Spider Ambush, and Hungry Cobra. Track Builder also offers players the ability to share their creations within the game or download and enjoy tracks created by other players.
To keep the competition alive, Hot Wheels Unleashed’s post-launch content plan will include more vehicles from iconic brands such as Street Fighter, Masters of the Universe, DC, Barbie, along with OEMs with racing pedigree such as Aston Martin, BMW, and McLaren. .
Free and premium DLCs will be released periodically with cars, track building modules, customization items, and exclusive themed expansion sets introducing new environments. Players will also have the opportunity to participate in limited-time racing seasons and challenges with new vehicles and special rewards.
HOT WHEELSPass Vol. 1 includes ten vehicles, three customization packs, three track building modules and HOT WHEELS – Batman Expansion. Passes Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 will be announced shortly.
Hot wheels unleashed is available today in early access and will be released worldwide on September 30, 2021 on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam and Epic Games Store).
For the past fifty years and more, Hot Wheels has proven its influence on automotive culture with legendary design and epic performance. Today, Hot Wheels has grown into a powerful global franchise, with live and virtual immersive events around the world, highly sought after consumer products and top-notch collaborations, a number one content channel on YouTube, and more. While 16.5 Hot Wheels are sold per second and more than 8 billion cars have been sold to date, the brand continues to expand its presence in digital games, with success on mobile platforms, consoles and PC.
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