Mixed-reality games have the potential to be incredibly successful, as we saw with Pokémon Go. However, Velan Studios has had mixed success with its efforts in the genre, as evidenced with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. Now, the studio is giving it another go with Hot Wheels: Rift Rally, which includes some new features to make it stand out.
Hot Wheels: Rift Rally allows users to control a real RC car, Chameleon, which can transform into 140 different vehicles. As with Mario Kart Live, users are responsible for creating their own tracks, and they can play solo or with up to four other players. On top of that, there are also Stunt Mode and campaign maps, where users can perform stunts and take on monsters and robots.
The game will be released on March 14th for PlayStation 4 and 5 and iOS devices, and pre-orders are already available. The standard edition comes with an RC car, four mixed-reality gates, and a charging cable, and costs $129.99. There’s also a $149.99 Collector’s Edition, which includes a special edition RC car, a limited edition die-cast McLaren Hot Wheels car, and an unlockable McLaren Senna.
KitGuru says: Mixed-reality games have the potential to be great, but it remains to be seen if Hot Wheels: Rift Rally will live up to expectations.