A free update has been announced for GRIP: Combat Racing that brings '90s-style anti-grav crafts to the 2018 arcade racer. Players will be able to try out the new vehicle class known as AirBlades and race against the standard wheel-based Rollers on all the old tracks, plus some new ones set in outer space.
Coming from developer Caged Element, Switch owners will have to wait until later this month to try out these anti-grav contraptions, although the update is available now on other platforms. The machines themselves - 'powered by an Element 115 anti-grav engine', apparently - look suitably sleek:
Leo Zullo, Managing Director of publisher Wired Productions states “I’m pretty sure if WipeOut and Rollcage hooked up, this is the baby they’d pop out’ in the official blurb, and from the trailer it certainly seems to be a comprehensive homage to the futuristic racer that arguably defined the PlayStation generation of the mid-'90s.
We found GRIP to be an authentic modern interpretation of Rollcage, saying in our review that "while its controls can often be a little too unforgiving - especially when travelling at such high speeds - once you’ve got the hang of each vehicle's unique yet temperamental handling, GRIP: Combat Racing really opens up." If this new content is as substantial as the trailer suggests, it'll be worth anyone who picked up the original game downloading the update and revisiting those tracks for a blast of '90s nostalgia.
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