Sydney, Australia – September 19, 2023 – Milestone, a leading global racing game developer, and Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogues of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world, released a new trailer showcasing Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2 – Turbocharged’s new game modes and single-player campaign. The sequel to the widely praised Hot Wheels Unleashed™ will be available on October 19, 2023, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Watch the new trailer here: https://youtu.be/Qhoxq0xk2kU
A NEW LINEUP OF GAME MODES TO BOOST FUN TO THE NEXT LEVEL
In Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged, fun comes in many forms. Whether it is action-packed moments, challenges that test strategy and driving skills, or no-holds-barred battles, the game will feature a variety of modes that allow players to experience new heights of arcade fun.
In addition to fan-favourite modes from the first chapter, five brand-new game modes will expand and diversify the racing experience. In the new Elimination mode, players will need to rely on their survival instincts. Every few seconds, the slowest vehicles will be eliminated from the race, urging players to drive mindfully, considering their position, risks, and when to strive for a better placement. Driftaholics, on the other hand, will love to hear their tires screeching in the Drift Master mode, where players will have to maintain precision and style to amass points and dominate their drifting competition. Here, speed will assume a secondary role, favouring more agile vehicles as skillfully modulating the gas and counter-steering will be the true keys to victory.
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged will feature five different environments, and the Waypoint mode will allow players to explore and uncover all of their secrets. Players will leave behind the iconic orange tracks to immerse themselves in free-roaming action, where creativity and curiosity will be crucial to discovering the shortest paths through checkpoints. Staying off the tracks, the Grab the Gears mode offers a perfect blend of racing skills, strategy, and a touch of frenzied action, as players will engage in thrilling online battles to collect as many Gears as possible within a delineated area. Lastly, chaos will reign supreme in the Clash Derby mode, the ultimate online duel for Monster Trucks only, where players will seize supremacy of the arena by delivering powerful hits to their opponents.
A CAPTIVATING, STORY-DRIVEN CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE CITY
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged will bring players back to the city, where protagonists Robert and Darla, alongside their robotic assistant XR046, are called to save the day and restore peace after a series of creatures are mistakenly released by Professor Tanabe. Animated cutscenes will introduce players to the background and personality of each character, immersing them in a narrative journey that will lead to breathtaking battles against five bosses, all in an effort to secure the fate of the city and its inhabitants.
“Our partners at Milestone have developed a fantastic variety of choices available across game modes, vehicle customisation, and beyond in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged, truly upleveling the player experience,” said Mike DeLaet, Global Head of Digital Gaming at Mattel. “It’s our priority to offer fresh and exciting opportunities for fans to engage with the world of Hot Wheels in ways they’ll love and remember, and this game provides just that.”
When they’re not busy saving the city, players can relax and let their imaginations run wild with Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged’s array of editors. Using the Track Builder, they can engage with exciting new modules to create the track of their dreams or explore the unlimited creations of the community. Additionally, the new Sticker Editor integrated into the Livery Editor will allow fans to create, save, and share unique patterns and shapes.
With new game modes, an engaging single-player campaign with original characters, amazing tracks set in breathtaking locations, and daring new moves to dominate each race, the latest journey into the crazy world of Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged promises more fun than ever.
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 the Epic Games Store. For more information, visit hotwheelsunleashed.com.
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Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is one of the leading and longest-established racing game developers in the world. The 200+ people team is responsible for hit series like MotoGP™, MXGP, and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame, as well as RIDE and Gravel, Milestone’s own IPs. For more information, please visit www.milestone.it.
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Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, UNO®, Masters of the Universe®, Monster High® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com
Founded in Milan in 1996, Milestone S.r.l. is one of the leading and longest established racing game developer in the world. The 200+ people team is responsible for hit series like MotoGP™, MXGP and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame, as well as own IPs Ride and Gravel. For more information please visit www.milestone.it
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