“Hotshot Racing channels classic arcade racers sporting colorful polygonal visuals, boost-fuelled drift gameplay and a silky smooth 60 frames per second in the game’s single-player modes regardless of platform,” according to the official announcement.
The title features eight drivers, each with their own personality and multiple four-wheeled vehicles, 16 different tracks from across the globe and various single-player and multiplayer modes, including online ones and four-player local split-screen co-op.
Grand Prix sees players competing in a multi-round championship, Time Trial challenges you to record the fastest lap times, Cops and Robbers tasks criminals with evading capture and police with hunting them down, and in Drive or Explode you need to speed to checkpoints to avoid blowing up.
“When we first played Hotshot Racing we were immediately transported to the halcyon days of our youth when we used to pop 50p coins into classic arcade racers like Virtua Racing, Crusin’ USA, Sega Rally and others that used to punctuate seafronts across the UK” said Curve Digital publishing director Simon Byron.
“It’s fantastic to see this type of gameplay make a triumphant return and we can’t wait to see what people make of it.”