Lucky Mountain Games, Sumo Nottingham and Curve Digital have announced a new 90s inspired arcade racer, Hotshot Racing, which will release on September 10th for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game will be priced at Â£15.99 / â‚¬19.99 / $19.99 USD. Hotshot Racing will also be available Xbox’s GamePass streaming service on Day 1.
The game is currently being developed by racing game veterans Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Nottingham; studios who previously worked on OutRun 2 and SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed; among others.
Hotshot Racing will feature sharp retro visuals, sleek 60 frames per second gameplay on all platforms, multiple single-player championships, 8-player online game modes and 4-player local split-screen play.
Players will be able to enjoy a handful of game modes: Time Trial , Grand Prix ,Cops and Robbers, and Drive or Explode; all of which will be playable solo, four-player split-screen and eight-player online; except Time Trial which is solo play only.
Creative director Trevor Ley of Lucky Mountain Games, said:
â€œThis game has been on a massive journey for the past decade from the initial concepts to Kickstarter pitch and now on the final stretch to launch, (…) â€œWe canâ€™t wait to see all the in-game leaderboards light up with the fastest times from players and see multiplayer servers full to the rafters! We have plans for this game past launch as well, so itâ€™ll be great to see what the world thinks of the game post-September 10th,â€
Tom Turner studio production director at Sumo Nottingham, added:
â€œAs soon as we saw Hotshot Racing we absolutely fell in love with the concept, and working with Trevor on the gameâ€™s development has been a fruitful and joyous experience, (…) Sumo Nottingham is known for producing some of the most beloved arcade racing experiences on the planet and we believe Hotshot Racing stands proudly side-by-side the best racing games weâ€™ve developed.”