After a cheeky tease in March, it's now official – on 7th May, the retro racer 80's Overdrive pulls up on the Switch eShop in North America, Europe, and multiple other locations. There's currently no word on the price.
If you enjoy classic racing games like Out Run and Top Gear or have played more recent releases like Horizon Chase Turbo, Insane Code's upcoming title should be your kind of racer. And if the name sounds familiar, that's because it was previously released on the 3DS eShop in 2017. Here's the official Twitter announcement:
According to the game's website, this 2D pixel art racer is designed to transport you back in time when 8-bit and 16-bit console and arcade games were in their prime.
You'll compete against opponents in a career mode, get chased by police, unlock new races, buy new cars, and upgrade them to improve the speed, acceleration, handling, and braking. There are even police radars and nitro to install. In addition to this is a time-attack mode and you can create your own tracks in the editor. This is all backed by "18 synth / retrowave" music scores.
If you'd like to learn more about 80's Overdrive, be sure to view our original 3DS review – we awarded it eight out of ten stars.