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 Digital (with Curve Digital on publishing duties), Hotshot Racing boasts bright, polygonal visuals and boost-filled drift-style gameplay in a bid to channel classic arcade racers of times gone by. It also promises to achieve a "silky smooth 60 frames per second" on every platform – and yes, that includes Switch.

The game features eight drivers to choose from, each with their own personalities and cars, as well as 16 tracks and a number of game modes. You can play either alone or in multiplayer – both online and offline – including four-player local split-screen co-op.

There's also a traditional Grand Prix mode where you can race on multiple tracks to take gold in a championship, a Time Trial mode, a 'Cops and Robbers' mode where criminals must evade capture from the police, and a 'Drive or Explode' mode where players need to race to checkpoints to avoid exploding.

Check out the trailer above and let us know if you are excited about the imminent release of Hotshot Racing with a comment below.

[source gonintendo.com, via old.reddit.com]