Aquiris’ acclaimed arcade retroracer will be released on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One this 28th of November. Pre-orders are already available on Nintendo’s hybrid console, they will soon be available on Xbox One.
Horizon Chase Turbo is a homage to classic 16-bit racers that defined a generation of high-speed and frenetic arcade fun like Out Run and Top Gear. The game is conceived to ignite an instant blast of nostalgia with catchy contemporary music composed by the legendary Barry Leitch (who also created the soundtracks for the Top Gear, Lotus, and Rush series), while also offering split-screen multiplayer and mixing retro low-poly aesthetics with modern gameplay.
The Switch and Xbox One versions will be the firsts to receive a brand new game mode called “Playground”, consisting of a set of live challenges that will be updated regularly so that players can keep competing in the online leaderboards, and exclusive content for each platform to be announced soon.
“Horizon Chase Turbo on Nintendo Switch captures the best of the already released versions (with a 97% positive review rate on Steam) and brings back the classic racing genre to the hybrid console. We believe modern and old-school fans will appreciate it”, affirms Amilton Diesel, Technical Art Director at Aquiris.
The game main features include:
- Thrilling arcade racing game, inspired by Outrun, Top Gear, Lotus Turbo Challenge, and others
- Amazing old-style split-screen multiplayer up to 4 players
- Music by Barry Leitch, Sound Designer in 90s racing classics such as Top Gear and Lotus Turbo Challenge, among others
- 12 Cups, 48 Cities, 109 tracks, 32 Unlockable Cars, and 12 Upgrades
- 4 Game Modes: World Tour, Playground, Tournament, and Endurance.
Challenge your friends in the Ghost Mode and in the Leaderboards.
Press and Players opinions on Horizon Chase Turbo.
- Steam Reviews for Horizon Chase Turbo have been incredibly good so far, with a glowing 97% positive of average score.
“Combining the same kind of fast-paced fun that worked so well years ago with a picture-perfect progression model, Horizon Chase Turbo is exactly the kind of arcade-inspired racing game the industry has needed.” – 4/5 at Hardcore Gamer.
“I had a hell of a time with Horizon Chase Turbo. Of all of the retro revival games that have come out over the past few years, it is near the top of my personal list of favourites. I can’t get enough of it.” 8.5/10 – Destructoid
“The controls are incredibly easy, and it is actually hard to drive off the race track. There is no need to perform techniques, such as drifting around corners, as it seems to automatically do so on its own. However, as simple as the game and controls are, being a great racer and unlocking cars and tracks can be a little challenging.” 8.7/10 – COGconnected
“Imagine if Outrun, F-Zero and Burnout 2 had a baby. If you want a really good fun, beautiful looking arcade racer, Horizon Chase Turbo is perfect for you, I would highly recommend it. I spent 90% of my time with it smiling ear from ear and gawping at the visuals. If, however, like me you set out to achieve all the trophies, please be prepared to scream a little.” 8/10 – SquareXO
Horizon Chase Turbo is standalone homage to classic 16-bit racing games that defined a generation of high-speed, frenetic arcade fun. The simple and tight controls paired with precision gameplay and detailed depth combine for a nostalgic experience for racing, arcade, retro and multiplayer fans young and old. Horizon Chase Turbo’s head-to-head split screen multiplayer and catchy contemporary chiptune-style music add to the game’s painterly aesthetic and competitive action.
“We created Horizon Chase Turbo to be the racing game we wanted to play, hitting the sweet spot between true-to-life simulators and chaotic, explosive kart racers,” said Aquiris Studio Game Designer, Felipe Dal Molin. “With Horizon Chase Turbo, we want players to feel the nostalgic tension of the simple tug-of-war of a tight turn; where players are run off-road for a split second only to return to intense high-speed action as they overtake and battle against friends playing together on the couch or via the online ghost mode.”
Aside from the modernly retro graphics, the split-screen couch multiplayer modes are among Turbo’s most defining features. All game modes, including the World Tour campaign, tournament and endurance challenges support local split screen multiplayer up to four players. Racers can compete in head-to-head races one at a time, or spend hours racing around the globe collecting coins to achieve the common goal of unlocking exotic vehicles and spinetingling tracks.