Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver Hurtling Towards Wii U and 3DS
Posted by Andy Green
North American retailers jump the gun
Racing titles on Wii U are a little bit like buses - you wait ages for one and then two show up. First keen games announces TNT Racers: Nitro Machines Edition will be coming to the Wii U eShop next month, then a couple of North American retailers confirm Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver is on the way.
The latter is being developed by Firebrand Games of NASCAR Unleashed, Need for Speed: The Run, Trackmania and Fast & Furious: Showdown fame and this Hot Wheels iteration sees you join the ranks of an elite group of drivers competing for the coveted title of "World's Best Driver".
According to GameStop and EB Games, drivers are split into four teams, each one with their own disciplines. There's the Super Fast team in green, Outrageous in red, High-Tech in blue and Powerful in Yellow and in order to be named planet earth's best driver you'll need to master them all. Once you pick a colour you'll jump behind the wheel to compete in over 70 events in four Hot Wheels Test Facilities located around the world.
The game will feature 24 customisable vehicles, including some classic Hot Wheels designs like the Ripper, the Twin Mill, the Boneshaker and the special edition Hot Wheels Camaro.
3DS race fans will be pleased too as Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver looks to be coming to the handheld as well.
GameStop and EB Games have both versions down for a 17th September release, though of course that's subject to change. Warner Bros. Interactive is handling publishing duties.
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