Fans of racing toy cars through play rooms and over dining tables, rejoice: there’s a new Hot Wheels Unleashed on the horizon. The racing experts at Milestone will release Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged on October 19 for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 builds upon the first game with a bunch of new features, including motorbikes and ATVs, new lateral dash and jump abilities, new track obstacles, a variety of new game modes, and cross-console multiplayer (though not on Switch). The track and livery editors from the first game will return with new creative tools, and Turbocharged will also pack an enhanced story mode that unfolds around four original characters. The game will include over 130 vehicles at launch, and five different environments that each offer unique racing surfaces.
“We are truly delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the press and players toward the first title, a global success that reached more than 8 million players worldwide,” said Luisa Bixio, Milestone CEO. “Building on the solid foundation that granted us unanimous acclaim, with Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged we decided to create a brand-new gaming experience to raise the bar of arcade fun even higher. Having a partner like Mattel by our side is a great reason to be proud, and we are ready to race even faster toward new shared goals.”
“Having just celebrated its 55th anniversary, the iconic Hot Wheels brand continues to ignite the challenger spirit in consumers globally across a seemingly endless variety of mediums—especially gaming,” said Mike DeLaet, Global Head of Digital Gaming at Mattel. “Following the enormous success of Hot Wheels Unleashed, we are thrilled to join forces once again with our talented partners at Milestone to bring fans an all-new game with next-level graphics and even bigger thrills.”
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged is available now for pre-order on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.