It's hip to be square
When you’ve made a game that pays homage to early polygonal racing games and you want to release it on the Switch, you’d better be certain it’s a good one. After all, considering the Switch has actual Virtua Racing on it, when you come at the king, you best not miss. The upstarts with the sheer gall to step onto the...
Feel the requirement for rapidity!
Updated with the fantastic NSO free download F-Zero 99. Enjoy! While the Nintendo Switch lacks the raw processing grunt of the Xbox One and PS4, petrol heads have been increasingly well served on the hybrid console, with a steadily growing catalogue of fantastic racers that offer plenty of arcade thrills and...
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It seems retailers have once again confirmed a physical release ahead of the official announcement. This time it's for the Curve Digital and Lucky Mountain Games' title, Hotshot Racing. This physical release was first spotted in November last year. According to listings on Amazon and Best Buy, a hard copy of this retro-inspired...
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
What a busy week we've had! With a Nintendo Direct, our very own Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight presentation, and plenty of exciting goings-on in the world of Nintendo, we're all feeling pretty exhausted. What better time, then, to sit back and chat about what we'll be playing over the w
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
It's been another crazy week in Nintendo Land, with the announcement of a brand new Zelda game on Switch and more rumours of Nintendo diving into the world of 4K, but enough about that – let's talk about our weekend gaming plans. Members of Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'
Fight Crab, Bake ‘N Switch and Hotshot Racing!
Update: Although the game remains on this week's updated Download list, a correction has been issued stating the following: Availability date for Hades should read Available Fall 2020 (instead of Available Sept. 16) We'll be keeping a close eye out for more release news on developer Supergiant...
RPG Maker MV! Hotshot Racing! AVICII Invector!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: AVICII Invector (Wired...
If you love arcade style racers like Winning Run, Virtua Racing, Hard Drivin', Daytona USA, Burnout, Out Run, and even Split/Second, Hotshot Racing might be your kind of game. When it does finally speed onto the Nintendo Switch this week, it'll come with entirely free post-launch content. The game's publisher made this announcement...
Even more great games are on the way
It's a wrap for this year's Gamescom, and now that the all-digital show has come to an end, we've decided to round up some of the highlights announced for the Nintendo Switch. If you'd like to see all of the games shown during the special Gamescom edition of the Future Games Show, check out our previous post...
New release date and trailer appear
Upcoming '90s-arcade-inspired racer Hotshot Racing has been given a new release date on Switch and other platforms. It'll be speeding onto the eShop on 10th September. Developed by a team of racing game veterans who have previously worked on titles like Outrun 2 and Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed,...
New footage released to make up for it
Curve Digital has revealed that Hotshot Racing – which was supposed to arrive this month – has been delayed until Summer 2020. Formerly known as Apex Racing and created as a tribute to classic Sega arcade racers, Hotshot Racing is being held back so the teams at Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo Digital can...
We reported back in March about how Racing Apex became Hotshot Racing; it's been a long twisty road for this eagerly-awaited retro-styled racer to make it over to the Switch, but according to the most recent issue of EDGE magazine, the wait is almost over. It's now slated for a June 2020 release. From Lucky Mountain Games and Sumo...
Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience.
16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles.
Time Trial and Grand Prix modes cater to those who like to compete in classic racing formats, while ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Drive or Explode’ modes offer exhilarating new ways to play.
Each mode is available in single-player, four-player split-screen and eight-player online, while Time Trial is single-player only. Single-player modes run at a blistering 60FPS to deliver one of the fastest depictions of racing possible.
Smash lap records to rise-up the global online leaderboards or download ghost laps to match your racing lines against the very best.
MEET THE HOTSHOTS
Keiko, Xing, Mike, Alexa, Aston, Toshiro, Marcus and Viktor - eight speed addicts that have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of being the greatest racing driver in the world.
A WELL NEEDED BOOST
Earn boost by drifting and slipstreaming opponents and unleash a one-shot hit of speed to leave them in your rear view mirror.
CATCH THE DRIFT
Drifting is crucial in Hotshot Racing. Boost charges as the player drifts so maintaining it for as long as possible is vital to preserving maximum speed throughout a race.
DRIVE OR EXPLODE
In this mode each car has a bomb attached to it. Drop below a certain speed and BOOM! The trigger speed gets faster and faster, forcing players to maintain impossibly high speeds.
COPS AND ROBBERS
Robbers evade the cops. Cops catch the robbers, and in doing so convert them to the police side, leading to an exciting test of skill for the surviving criminals.