Fast & Furious joins the family
Milestone, a leading global racing game developer, and Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced a collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to put players in die-cast cars inspired by one of cinema’s most popular global franchises, the Fast & Furious, in Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2: Turbocharged, releasing on Oct. 19.
On day one, players will be able to drive the unstoppable Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, driven by Dominic Toretto in the Fast & Furious franchise, with more vehicles from the iconic series to be added post-launch as paid downloadable content.
A massive collaboration between Milestone and Universal, the upcoming cars from Fast & Furious heading to Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged were first hinted at earlier this year in Universal Pictures’ movie Fast X, when Dominic Toretto’s son Brian and sister Mia played Hot Wheels Unleashed on screen. With the new mechanics coming to players in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged, Fast fans will be able to pull off some of the film franchise’s bombastic stunts in full die-cast glory.
Besides boosting and drifting, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged gives players the opportunity to Jump and Double Jump. With a boosted hop, racers can fly over their enemies, avoid obstacles, and navigate tight spaces. Racers who flex their creative muscles can even use this trick to find new shortcuts or reach new sections of the track.
Alongside these new jumps is the Lateral Dash, which gives players the chance to use strength instead of speed. Collide with cars on either flank and force your opponents off the track. All of these new maneuvers will come into play when players explore the five brand-new environments featured in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged. Blaze across the sticks in an old-fashioned Arcade, tear up grass in the Backyard of a family home turned racing arena, kick up dust in a Wild West-inspired Mini Golf Course, make history in a Museum amongst fossils, and top up at a Gas Station diner.
This collaboration, revealed through a high-octane trailer that teases the cars still to come, combines two of the world’s greatest racing franchises for one colossal experience.
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged is available now for pre-order on Switch.