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New Star GP, retro-styled racing game, coming to Switch

Posted on February 22, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

New Star GP

June 25: Publisher Five Aces Publishing and developer New Star Games have announced New Star GP. Switch will be getting it later in 2023.

New Star GP comes from the studio behind New Star Soccer, Retro Goal, and Retro Bowl. It’s a retro-styled racing game with a Career Mode, Championship Mode, and multiplayer splitscreen.  

Here’s what’s been shared thus far:

New Star GP is a fast and exciting arcade motorsport game with stunning retro visuals. Play Career Mode starting in the 80’s and work your way through decades of racing while upgrading your car and your support team, or chase high scores in Championship Mode on your own or in split-screen with up to three friends.

When the game hits Early Access it will have races set in both the 80’s and the 90’s. That equates to 56 individual race events taking in iconic racing venues like Brisbane, Quebec and Tokyo with plans to evolve Career Mode to include future decades of racing along with new cars, locations, tracks and rivals. Championship Mode will have a selection of different championships to play in either single player or with up to three other players, with plans to add more content while in Early Access.

New Star GP is the biggest and most ambitious game that New Star Games has ever worked on, so it’s a great fit for Steam Early Access. With an excellent reputation for listening and working with the community on their titles, New Star Games is looking forward to getting player input on refining the current experience and also on adding new content and features.

Simon Read, founder of New Star Games said of the announcement: “New Star GP is about bringing the excitement of 90s arcade racing bang up-to-date with the deeper gameplay elements that the modern gamer expects. I believe we have succeeded in this aim because the team here has created a thing of pure joy!”

Have a look at a trailer for the project below. 

Official Trailer

July 19: A new video has come in, which we have below.

Gameplay Highlights

January 17: We don’t have an exact release date, but the game is confirmed for launch in March. Stay tuned for further details.

February 22: We now have a specific release date of March 7.

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