Milestone’s large racing game about tiny vehicles is getting a sequel: Scorching Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged will launch on October 19, 2023 throughout PC and consoles. The sequel could have a ton extra vehicles, 130 at launch, and 5 environments to race in. It’s going to additionally add bikes and ATVs, in addition to new customization choices to your rides, all of which will be shared with others on-line.

Two new powers, dashing and leaping, shall be at our disposal within the sequel, too. Dashing will allow you to slide your automobile laterally, sideswiping opponents or extending a drift right throughout the end line. Jumps are a vertical enhance that takes you airborne—you recognize, a soar—which is one thing I am positive course designers are going to have a subject day with in the case of shortcuts.

Whereas the primary game’s Metropolis mode was a singleplayer marketing campaign of kinds, the sequel’s marketing campaign guarantees to be an “enhanced, story-driven” expertise that options 4 authentic characters. “Every character’s background and persona shall be offered via animated cutscenes that immerses racers in a fascinating narrative,” mentioned Milestone in a press launch.

Right here on PC Gamer, contributor Phil Iwaniuk heralded the primary Scorching Wheels Unleashed as a pleasant revival of the mid-tier arcade racer. The vehicles “fly round like they have been shot out of the Massive Hadron collider, and also you’re one way or the other anticipated to guide them via loop-de-loops and round hairpins, all whereas pinging off 11 different automobiles with all of the predictability of a buying and selling market,” he wrote.

Scorching Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged may even have on-line crossplay and cross-platform customized observe sharing from day one. That’ll work between PC on Steam and the Epic Video games Retailer, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Sequence X/S, and Xbox One. Crossplay will not be obtainable with Nintendo Change.

Personally, I do know a six-year-old who’s going to be fairly dang enthusiastic about this one—and I am with him for that experience. Arcade racers are good. You may quote me on that. You’ll find out extra about Scorching Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged on its official web site,