The indie hit Horizon Chase Turbo boosted its way onto Switch last year. Since then, there’s been a steady stream of updates—and yet another one is on the way.
According to a recent press release, there’s a wealth of new content that is going to be coming to the game in the second half of this year.
The Playground Mode is getting a ‘2.0’ update with exclusive prices. There’s also a new scoring system that contains coins that will allow players to acquire new skins in “special seasons”. There will also be new DLC that contains “new cars, new campaigns, and more.” Speaking of ‘new’, there will also be new game modes, though these are being kept secret for the time being for the sake of surprise.
One bit of new content that is being shown off are volcanoes. Check out this sizzling hot screenshot:
Here’s the full press release:
Porto Alegre, Brazil, May 7, 2019 — The road up here was full of thrill and achievements, as expected.Horizon Chase Turbo aimed for the horizon and hit right in the heart of retro racers. The game reinvented itself and got an overwhelming amount of good reviews, awards and achievements.
But let’s stop looking in the rearview mirror. Let’s start talking about the next horizons we’ll chase. Thinking about the growing community of players, our Dev Team prepared lots of new stuff for the second half of 2019.
PLAYGROUND MODE 2.0
In addition to be the fastest, win and lead the ranking, now players have another good reason to check into our Playground Mode: get exclusive prizes. Collecting coins in a new scoring system they will gain access to new skins in special seasons.
Horizon Chase Turbo already brings hours and hours of fun and speed, but for the hardcore retroracers it’s never enough. Thinking of them, we are working on new DLCs with new cars, new campaigns and more.
NEW GAME MODES
When it comes to designing upgrades, granting fun for the gamer always gets the pole position. Our team analyzes players behavior within the game and their thoughts on social media. Thus we get insights for new ideas and upgrades. There are surprises right ahead, you can count on it!
Our hint for Horizon Chasers: keep an eye on the road and other in our channels. One thing is clear for everyone, this game is always full of new horizons.
Horizon Chase Turbo is standalone homage to classic 16-bit racing games that defined a generation of high-speed, frenetic arcade fun. The simple and tight controls paired with precision gameplay and detailed depth combine for a nostalgic experience for racing, arcade, retro and multiplayer fans young and old. Horizon Chase Turbo’s head-to-head split screen multiplayer and catchy contemporary chiptune-style music add to the game’s painterly aesthetic and competitive action.
“We created Horizon Chase Turbo to be the racing game we wanted to play, hitting the sweet spot between true-to-life simulators and chaotic, explosive kart racers,” said Aquiris Studio Game Designer, Felipe Dal Molin. “With Horizon Chase Turbo, we want players to feel the nostalgic tension of the simple tug-of-war of a tight turn; where players are run off-road for a split second only to return to intense high-speed action as they overtake and battle against friends playing together on the couch or via the online ghost mode.”
Aside from the modernly retro graphics, the split-screen couch multiplayer modes are among Turbo’s most defining features. All game modes, including the World Tour campaign, tournament and endurance challenges support local split screen multiplayer up to four players. Racers can compete in head-to-head races one at a time, or spend hours racing around the globe collecting coins to achieve the common goal of unlocking exotic vehicles and spinetingling tracks.
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.