The last time we mentioned Circuit Superstars here on Nintendo Life was way back in 2019, when it was confirmed that the Original Fire Games-developed title would be published under the Square Enix Collective indie publishing label. Back then it was pegged for 2020, but things happen and the game has spent a good deal longer in development.

The pleasing news is that it's now over the line, out today on PC and Xbox (priced at $19.99USD with regional variations) and looking rather fun in the trailer - it has top-down racing and various options for multiplayer and competitive play, along with a good range of car types and tracks. The press release accompanying the launch states that it's 'coming soon' to Switch.

Below is some of the PR blurb, which also outlines some real-life racers involved in the project along with a Top Gear tie-in.

The game has launched with a special, free Top Gear DLC that offers players the opportunity to race their heroes on the iconic Top Gear Test Track. The track includes the Top Gear ‘Time Attack’ feature, giving players the unique opportunity to take to the track in a special Stig costume and perfect their racing lines against: Lando Norris, Romain Grosjean, Jamie Chadwick, Sam Bird, Steve “SuperGT” Brown, Charlie Martin, Jimmy Broadbent, Catie Munnings, Aarava and Conor Daly.

Racers will have access to the garage of their dreams, packed with 12 vehicles ready to compete on any of the 19 different tracks available, set in 13 vibrant locations. Players can enjoy a range of customisable liveries for both driver and cars, in addition to helmets and victory celebrations which can be unlocked by levelling up. There’s a racing style for everyone, with multiple motorsport disciplines represented in the game including Rallycross, Open wheel single-seaters, Trucks, GT racing and many more – and plenty more free content to come in the future!

Starting out is simple… but learning the nuances of each car’s unique handling and finding the best racing line around the corners of each track will be challenging. With the option of fuel usage, tire degradation and racing damage, even a good pit stop strategy could make the difference between hero and zero. Feel the rubber bite into the road as you pass the start/finish line and dive, with brakes squealing, into the first corner!

Whether you like to race solo or to challenge your friends, CIRCUIT SUPERSTARS features multiple racing options, including:

- Online Multiplayer – Dive into specially-curated online multiplayer races with up to 12 players from around the globe.
- Split Screen Local Multiplayer – Challenge up to three of your mates and skilful AI drivers
- Grand Prix – Master all disciplines by conquering each of the single player tournaments designed for all 12 categories.
- Free Play Mode – Create your own race events or tournaments

We recently had art of rally on Switch as well, so this has been a fun year for fans of isometric / top-down racing. Are you tempted to pick up Circuit Superstars when it arrives?