Mario Kart Live And Knockout City Studio Announces Hot Wheels: Rift Rally
Velan Studios, the developer behind Mario Kart Live: Track at home And City knockout, announced Hot Wheels: Rift Rally. This new mixed reality racing game comes from a partnership with toy manufacturer Mattel, building on the experience the studio has accumulated through previous games.
Like Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Hot Wheels: Rift Rally comes with a remote-controlled physical car, as well as physical track creation elements, allowing players to design their own track them indoors and race using the device’s camera. The aptly named Chameleon physical RC vehicle used for Hot Wheels: Rift Rally can digitally transform into over 140 different vehicle variations, including iconic Hot Wheels vehicles like the Twin Mill, Bone Shaker, Mach Speeder, etc. Rift Rally also includes some brand new original and licensed vehicles.
In Hot Wheels: Rift Rally, players can enjoy a mixed reality racing experience through two separate modes. The campaign mode allows players to set up the physical Trench Gate however they want and explore different challenging maps with distinct objectives from race to race. Then, in Stunt mode, the player can drive the Chameleon RC car without a gate or a defined track with the goal of combining slips, rolls, and burnout to get a high score.
Hot Wheels: Rift Rally offers two packs for players who want to get in on the action. The Standard Edition retails for $130 and includes the Chameleon RC vehicle, four Rift Gates used to build the track, and a charging cable. The Collector’s Edition is priced at $150 and includes the Chameleon RC car with black trim and gold accents, plus a limited edition McLaren Senna Hot Wheels die-cast car in the display case. The game software is free to download.
This announcement comes less than a week after Velan Studios announced the closure of its favorite dodgeball-based arena shooter, Knockout City. Hot Wheels: Rift Rally will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and iOS on March 14. For more information on the studio’s first RC car-based mixed reality racer, check out Our review of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. For more on the most recent Hot Wheels game, Hot Wheels Unleashed, from developer Milestone, read that review This.