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Micro Machines returns

Micro Machines returns

Deep Silver and Codemasters have announced the return of classic racing game Micro Machines. Micro Machines World Series will release on April 21 for consoles and PC and will come with update HD visuals and a new mode: Battle Arenas. More inside.

A Gaming Legend Returns: Codemasters Announces
Micro Machines World Series

Miniature Multiplayer Mayhem Returns to Consoles in April 2017

Larkspur, Calif. – January 19, 2017 – Codemasters & Deep Silver announced today that the legendary gaming franchise, Micro Machines, will be racing its way on to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and Windows PC in April 2017. Micro Machines World Series retains the manic social gameplay of the beloved series, updated with stunning HD visuals showcased in the return of classic locations such as the garden, kitchen, workshop and many more that fans will race through with a vast array of miniature vehicles.

In addition to classic game modes such as Race and Elimination, Micro Machines World Series introduces all new Battle Arenas which allow you to wreak mass destruction on a miniature scale against your friends or AI. Meanwhile, Team Play lets you work together using your vehicles’ unique skills in modes such as “Capture the Flag” and “King of the Hill.”

Designed with an emphasis on fun at every turn, Micro Machines World Series is the ultimate pick-up-and-play experience for players of all ages and abilities, offering intuitive, easy to learn gameplay that make the controller impossible to put down.

Codemasters’ VP Publishing, Jonathan Bunney, commented, “The original Micro Machines was a breakthrough multiplayer racing game, and remains much loved in the gaming community. We saw great success earlier this year with our free-to-play mobile game, but this brand new console title takes the franchise to its greatest levels of multiplayer mayhem, and enables you to play with your friends on the same sofa or across the world.” Bunney continued, “Whether you’ve been playing Micro Machines since the early days or are new to the craziness of racing and battling vehicles across household environments, this incredibly fun experience is a welcome break from all the serious multiplayer alternatives. With the support of Hasbro and being able to feature some of their biggest brands, such as HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS, G.I. JOE, OUIJA and NERF, this represents the very best of social gaming.”

Releasing in April 2017, Micro Machines World Series will support up to 12 players online and four players on the same screen across a variety of racing and battling environments. Each of the 12 vehicles has its own unique load-out of weapons and abilities. The game will launch with a massive range of customization options.

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Commented on 2017-01-19 20:03:27
Would love if there was a VR mode for this.
Commented on 2017-01-19 20:09:57
I hope it's as good as V3 on the PSone. Loved that game. Hope it's going for this hyper real visual style too.

Speaking of VR. You grabbing the DiRT Rally PSVR update?
Commented on 2017-01-20 03:26:39 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
I hope it's as good as V3 on the PSone. Loved that game. Hope it's going for this hyper real visual style too.

Speaking of VR. You grabbing the DiRT Rally PSVR update?
Will wait and see how well it's implemented, but I'll almost certainly be picking up the game on PS4 just for that alone, although one of the reasons why I haven't is because I don't want to play it without a steering wheel. Playing a racing game is bad enough without one, but inside VR, it's a hell of a lot more essential. Would be worth it, though. That's if it's a better job than what Drive Club was.
Commented on 2017-01-20 05:13:52 In reply to MrWhite
If you ever game on PC, it would be well worth future-proofing by buying a racing wheel that's compatible with both PS4 and PC. And also try to do a little bit of research on which racing wheels are most supported in games, if it's a very popular one that's supported in most games, it's almost a guarantee that future games will support it as well.
Commented on 2017-01-20 16:17:56 In reply to Sdarts
Yeah, it was around when Dirt came out that I did a bit of digging for wheels. The G25 appealed to me due to having the independant gear stick that you can move around where you wanted. I know you can buy individual ones, but those things are bloody expensive. If you go and invest in a top spec wheel, then the next thing you need is a seat and a frame to bolt it onto. Obviously you can do that on a desk, but that's awkward. I'd absolutely love the whole set up, though. Even looked into building my own rig with PVC pipes.

It'd be like being back in the day in the arcades.

Time. Space. Money. *sigh*

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