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‘Hot Wheels Unleashed’ races onto video game consoles this summer

By toybook.com

Mattel’s iconic Hot Wheels brand is racing back to video game consoles for its first original title in years.

Hot Wheels Unleashed is an arcade-style racing game developed by Milestone, a global leader in racing titles, including the MotoGP and Monster Energy Supercross games. Unlike past Hot Wheels titles, Hot Wheels Unleashed puts players in the driver’s seat in a new way - as if they’re actually playing with the famous, 1:64-scale die-cast toys that kids and collectors have loved since 1968.

The new game includes single-player and multiplayer modes with races and stunt challenges on Hot Wheel’s iconic orange tracks. Players can customize their Hot Wheels vehicles and create their own course layouts using the included Track Builder function.

Hot Wheels Unleashed puts the pedal to the metal on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Sept. 30. The game will be available in a variety of configurations around the world. Preorder bonuses include the “Beefed Up Pack,” featuring the Baja Bone Shaker and HW Armored Truck.

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