If there's one genre where the Switch is arguably lacking, it's racers. Sure, we've got Mario Kart, but there's not much in terms of quality, realistic racers. Overpass is a new off-roader coming to all platforms including Switch this October, and the trailer above may prove interesting to anybody looking for a more serious driving experience.
You'll be jumping in all-manner of licensed buggies and quads from real-life manufacturers such as Yamaha, Suzuki and Arctic Cat and going up against some pretty mean terrain, by the looks of things. Coming from developer Zordix AB, it looks like you'll have to pay close attention to the technicalities - differential locking, transmission, 2 versus 4WD - if you want to conquer the dastardly terrain you'll encounter.
The trailer seems to indicate that you'll be giving your suspension a serious workout. The official PR blurb details some of the modes which will be available, including multiplayer:
The Career mode lets you manage your buggies and quads and choose the one best adapted to each track and terrain type in order to win the competition and attract sponsors. In multi-player mode, you’ll need to know and master the slightest detail of each track in order to post the best times and show that you are truly the master of off-roading!
When it comes to off-roaders, we're quite partial to the arcade-y and hugely underrated Excite Truck back on Wii, actually. This is a very different beast, of course, and the attention to detail here certainly sounds impressive. We'll find out if the game itself measures up in October.
Are you after a serious racing game to sink your teeth? Muddy as it may look, does this one interest you? Share your thoughts below.