The idea of linking together a bunch of bright orange track pieces and watching toy cars tear across them at breakneck speeds was one of the highlights of childhood for many Hot Wheels enthusiasts. Unfortunately, there’s never been a game that fully captures that same excitement, energy, and creativity in quite the same way as the physical toys. Enter Hot Wheels Unlimited, a new game from Mattel and Milestone that’s aiming to match and exceed those fond childhood memories. That’s a tall order, yet, if the trailer below is anything to go by, the team at Milestone is certainly on the right track. (Pun very much intended.)

 

 

The arcade-style racer promises to include a variety of single-player modes, online and offline multiplayer with split-screen support, as well as a robust track editor.

 

“Hot Wheels Unleashed offers players the opportunity to drive the cars as if they were playing with the die-cast toys. The gameplay includes adrenaline-filled races, an extended choice of Hot Wheels vehicles with different attributes and rarity levels that players can customize with different skins, and jaw-dropping tracks set in everyday-life locations with special track pieces and interactive items. The game also features a revolutionary Track Editor enabling players to customize tracks in any game environment and share them with the game’s community.”

 

Michele Caletti, the Executive Producer at Milestone had this to share on the team’s vision and goals for the project:

 

“Like many other team members who worked on the game, I’ve been playing with Hot Wheels since I was a child, and today I’m still a hungry Hot Wheels fan and collector. This is the reason why we’re all so committed in delivering the purest and most authentic Hot Wheels gameplay experience ever in a video game. We owe it to the Hot Wheels community and to our inner children.”

 

 

Hot Wheels Unlimited will cross the finish line on Switch on September 30th, 2021, and I personally can’t wait to get behind the wheel of a Twill Mill and leave the other die-cast competitors in my orange dust!

 

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Written by Marcus Ramirez

A writer and dreamer who loves all things tropical, bright, colorful, and shiny. Marcus is obsessed with Kingdom Hearts and patiently awaits its triumphant return to Nintendo hardware. He has a (totally real) court order that requires him to always have a 3DS or Switch on his person when leaving the house for more than a few hours.

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