Update 2: Some owners of the physical edition of Horizon Chase Turbo have reported that the DLC doesn't work when coupled with a physical cartridge. We got in touch with the team to ask about the problem, and have been reassured that a fix should be coming soon:

"Yes, we are aware, our programmers are looking into it and hopefully will fix it as soon as possible."

Those of you who own the digital version of the base game should be able to play the new DLC without issue.

Update: As promised, Horizon Chase Turbo's 'Senna Forever' expansion is now available on Nintendo Switch. You can find all the details you need in our original article below, but first, here's a message from Ayrton's niece Bianca Senna, shared today in a press release:

"This homage to Ayrton [Senna] is incredible, and I have to thank all of AQUIRIS’ team for it, a Brazilian gaming studio worldwide known in the industry. To be able to partner with a quality company from Brazil is extra special to Senna Brands. I’m sure Ayrton’s fans will love the Horizon Chase expansion, a democratic game for catering for many markets and being multiplatform. It’s great to have the chance to tell Ayrton’s racing career in a different way to a new, younger generation of fans."

Original Article (Mon 27th Sep, 2021 13:30 BST): Brazilian developer AQUIRIS has announced Senna Forever, a brand new expansion for Horizon Chase Turbo that'll honour legendary Brazilian racing driver, Ayrton Senna.

Launching on 20th October, the new expansion introduces an entirely new set of cars, tracks, and features inspired by Senna's career, and will even offer a new single-player career mode that lets you follow Senna's own motorsport journey.

It'll cost $5.99 on Switch and other consoles (the iOS and Android versions of the game will get it for $4.99) and "part" of the profits earned will be dedicated to the Ayrton Senna Institute's educational programs. The Ayrton Senna Institute is an organisation designed to help create opportunities for human development for young Brazilians and was set up by his family just months after his fatal crash in 1994.

Here's a feature list and a selection of screenshots for the new expansion:

Single Player Career Mode: Follow the steps of the legendary Brazilian driver through five nostalgic chapters.

Brand new first-person view (Senna Forever-specific): Feel the heat of the moment from the inside of a cockpit.

New race strategies mechanics (Senna Forever-specific): Make tough choices and choose your car setup considering each race track and weather conditions.

130 Senna’s Marks on Career Mode: Pursue them to achieve the driver's outstanding historical performance.

Championship Mode with 18 different teams to choose from and more than 30 cars to unlock: Dominate the world circuit racing through its three different categories.

Play alone or with up to 4 local players: Experience unique runs on each Championship with the unpredictability of randomized weathers, tracks and competitors (the multiplayer mode won't be available in the mobile versions of the expansion).

Those real-life F1 tracks are looking lovely in Horizon Chase Turbo's distinctive style, huh?

If you haven't yet played Horizon Chase Turbo, we'd definitely urge you to give it a try. In our full review of the base game, we called it an absolute must-have for anyone even remotely interested in racing games.