Introducing High Voltage Hot Rod Show for WiiWare
Posted by Darren Calvert
After High Voltage Software’s success with Gyrostarr on WiiWare, it is good to see them continuing to support the service with a new game simply called High Voltage Hot Rod Show. Unlike Gyrostarr this game will be a full on racing game, it looks like ExciteTruck from a overhead angle.
There is still no confirmation from the studio on Animales de la Muerte yet, rumours have been flying about that it will be too big to fit within WiiWare’s 40MB file limit so it will probably end up being Wii Retail. Watch this space, when we know for sure we’ll let you know.
Below the fold you can see the video trailer and some screenshots, we have to say it's looking pretty sweet. Let's hope we don't have to wait too long for this.
Check out the press release for this upcoming game:
Hoffman Estates, IL – October 10, 2008 - High Voltage Software, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent developers, today announced High Voltage Hot Rod Show, an intense new racing title scheduled for release on the WiiWare downloadable service later this Fall.
High Voltage Hot Rod Show requires players to master more than the basic racing skills to compete. A unique stunt system gives players multiple ways to build boost, which drastically increases a Hot Rod’s speed. If you get too greedy, you might crash and burn! The game utilizes the company’s proprietary Quantum 3 Game Engine technology, which provides graphical performance and game play not possible on other Wii titles.
“We wanted High Voltage Hot Rod Show to be a fresh and exciting racing title for the Wii that would provide up to four friends with endless replay value,” said Kerry Ganofsky, CEO and founder of High Voltage Software. “The result is a game that is easy to pick up and play, but maintains a core of skill-based racing, which gives it special appeal.”
“Style was important to us on this project,” said Benjamin Savage, Lead Artist on the title. “We were inspired by the work of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and that led us to design some really exciting characters, Hot Rods, and even music. We hope players will love the direction we’ve taken.”
“We set the bar for ourselves very high with each new title” said Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer of High Voltage Software. “Not only have we created a fantastic racing title with support for split-screen racing and online leaderboards, but we’ve also demonstrated the incredible versatility of the Quantum 3 Game Engine.”