Codemasters and Koch Media today announced that the legendary gaming franchise, Micro Machines, will be racing its way on to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on 21 April 2017. Dubbed, Micro Machines: World Series, the game will maintain the manic social gameplay, and fantastic locations and tracks that made the title so popular. The only difference is that this time around the everything will be in stunning HD visuals.
The game will support up to 12 players online and four players on the same screen across a variety of racing and battling environments, which will include the garden, kitchen, workshop and many more. Each of the 12 vehicles has its own unique load-out of weapons and abilities and the game will launch with a massive range of customization options.
In addition to to the classic modes such as Race and Elimination, Micro Machines: World Series will also feature new Battle Arenas which allow you to wreak mass destruction on a miniature scale against your friends or the AI. Another mode, Team, lets you work together using your vehicles’ unique skills in modes such as “Capture the Flag” and “King of the Hill”.
Micro Machines: World Series is designed around fun gameplay, and promises to be the ultimate pick up and play experience for players of all ages and abilities, offering intuitive, easy to learn controls that make the controller impossible to put down. According to Codemasters’ VP Publishing, Jonathan Bunney:
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.
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.
Now, I realize that not everyone will be stupidly excited about this game as I am. As a kid, I used to love the toys and their digital counterparts were extremely fun to play. I can’t wait to try my hand at this latest offering.