Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged announced for Switch
Original (5/31): Milestone made it official today that it’s developing Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged, and it’ll be launching on Switch later this year. The announcement follows previous leaks surrounding the game.
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged will include motorbikes and ATVs, new locations, new game modes, improvements such as the ability to create a party with friends, a story-driven career mode starring four original characters, and more. We have a bunch of details below.
First things first: make room on your virtual shelf because you can access more than 130 vehicles, and even more varieties! Yes, not only Hot Wheels Originals, but also Hot Wheels Monster Trucks and vehicles from the entertainment world. Now you can also ride motorbikes and ATVs, each with their own unique racing style to take on every track in the most strategic way!
A brand new system will define the vehicles’ category, which can be upgraded with the dedicated skill tree that will directly affect their performance. Watch your car become unstoppable!
Whether it’s the backyard of a house in the suburbs or a mini-golf course in a village in the Wild West, your tracks will be surrounded by the most stunning environments! Discover 5 brand new locations, master their secrets, and you’ll feel right at home both there and on the podium.
New terrains are another fantastic new entry that will make your races even more exciting and challenging. Grass, sand and more will directly affect the handling of the vehicle: something to keep in mind when you’ll choose your ride. Strategy plays an even bigger role now!
Before impressing your opponents with a great victory, leave them speechless with new crazy moves! In addition to Drift and Boost, now you can show off your Lateral Dash and Single or Double Jump. Use them wisely and at the right time to bump into your rivals and kick them off the track… or simply to avoid those barriers! And with the new Jumps you can skip the traffic ahead and also find new secret shortcuts!
Are you a daredevil who turns every race into pure adrenaline? Or maybe you’re the type who likes to test their limits? Did you say “fan of huge crashes”? Well, HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED 2 – Turbocharged brings to the table all of that and much more. Different game modes for whatever “fun” means to you, off and online.
The most acclaimed editors are back! Create the track of your dreams with the powerful Track Editor, or use the best creations from the community!
And of course, beautiful tracks call for awesome cars. The new and improved Livery Editor is what you need: with new tools like the Stickers Editor you can design and save patterns and shapes, to create your masterpiece. We are sure the best one will come from your imagination!
Literally. The new campaign mode features a brand new and original story-driven adventure! The city is under attack and only you can save it from the creatures. How? Easy, winning exciting dedicated races and challenges! Ok, it won’t actually be that easy… but it will surely be exciting! So get ready to be not just a winner, but a real hero!
Milestone CEO Luisa Bixio said of today’s announcement: “We are truly delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the press and players toward the first Hot Wheels Unleashed, which became a global success that reached more than eight million players worldwide. 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 for 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.”
Mike DeLaet, global head of digital gaming at Mattel, added: “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. 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.”
We have the first trailer for Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged below.
Update (6/27): A gameplay trailer has been released, which we have below.
Update (9/15): A second gameplay trailer has been released, which we have below.