If you’re a fan of the die-cast Hot Wheels toys and have always dreamt about actually racing them around elaborate orange tracks, the new Hot Wheels Unleashed gameplay trailer is a dream come true for you. You better cool your excitement though, because the September 30 release date for Hot Wheels Unleashed is still a long way down the road.
Milestone and Mattel released an impressive cinematic trailer for Hot Wheels Unleashed at the end of February, but the new trailer is the first gameplay we’ve seen. Let’s just say it doesn’t disappoint.
The arcade racer will let you drift, boost, and launch your way around the iconic orange tracks. At times, you’ll even find yourself venturing off the track to find alternate routes and shortcuts in the garage. We’re told the multiple tracks will be set in everyday-life locations, so it’s fair to expect there will be environments like homes, malls, and parks.
As you attempt to cruise your way to victory, you’ll also need to watch out for obstacles. In the trailer, you can see a car getting stuck in a spider web. Apparently there will also be a bunch of special track pieces.
Hot Wheels Unleashed collectibles
The Hot Wheels Unleashed gameplay trailer also revealed the first six vehicles that will be available in-game. They are Rodger Dodger, Twin Mill, Rip Rod, Night Shifter, Dragon Blaster, and Sharkruiser. On day one, there will be more than 60 vehicles available for players to collect. The vehicles will have different attributes and come in a range of rarity levels. Plus, you will be able to customize each vehicle with different skins.
Hot Wheels Unleashed will be available for PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store. The Steam page is already up, so you can add the arcade racer to your wishlist. You can also pre-order Hot Wheels Unleashed through the game’s website.
If you have 45 minutes to spare, you can also check out the full gameplay showcase from the Milestone team.