Hot Wheels is racing into 2021 with an epic announcement trailer for Hot Wheels Unleashed. Players will race Hot Wheels cars around the iconic orange tracks in an arcade-style racing experience. The trailer doesn’t show any actual gameplay footage. However, it is easy to imagine how the loops, launchers, and tracks of Hot Wheels could translate into action-packed racing.
Hot Wheels Unleashed has a scheduled release date of September 30 for PC. It will include numerous single-player modes, as well as the option to challenge friends and rivals offline and online in multiplayer races. There will also be a revolutionary Track Editor that will allow players to create their own unique courses.
Making a video game must be one of the best modern-day marketing strategies for toys. And I have a feeling Hot Wheels Unleashed is going to sell a lot of toy cars and tracks. Fair warning, if your kids see the trailer, they’re going to want some new Hot Wheels. And a lot more track.
A collection of cars
One aspect of Hot Wheels is building a track to race your cars along. Another aspect is collecting all the different styles of Hot Wheels cars. In Hot Wheels Unleashed, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to feed your addiction for collecting cars. However, different vehicles will also have different attributes and rarity levels. You’ll be able to customize each of your vehicles with different skins.
You can head over to the Hot Wheels Unleashed website to get a first look at seven of the vehicles you’ll be able to collect in-game. Other than that, the environments, cars, and Track Editor are still being kept under wraps. If the Hot Wheels Unleashed announcement trailer was enough for you to get your credit card out, you also pre-order the game on the website already.