Published on July 28th, 2023 | by Genevieve Mc Bride0
Fast And The Furious Comes To Hot Wheels Unleashed 2
Looks like a good pairing.
Today, Milestone, a leading global racing game developer, and Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced a collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to include content inspired by one of cinema’s most popular global franchises, Fast & Furious, in the recently announced Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2 – Turbocharged. The new title will be available on October 19 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store.
From day one, players will be able to enjoy the unstoppable Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, one of the iconic cars of the Fast & Furious Saga, with more vehicles from the franchise to be added post-launch as a downloadable content purchase.
This collaboration seals an exciting new synergy in the gaming industry, blending fan-favorite intellectual properties from two entertainment companies that have established themselves across pop culture. The association between Hot Wheels Unleashed™ and Fast & Furious emerged earlier this year in Universal Pictures’ Fast X, the latest chapter in the global blockbuster Fast & Furious Saga, where Dominic Toretto’s son Brian and sister Mia played the game in the film. Thanks to the engaging new gameplay mechanics of Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2 – Turbocharged, fans will be able to replicate some of the most spectacular stunts performed in the films.
Besides boosting and drifting, Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2 – Turbocharged gives players the opportunity to Jump and Double Jump, new mechanics that can be used to outmaneuver rivals or to dodge obstacles in tight spaces, whereas the Lateral Dash is the perfect tool to force opponents off the track or use them as bouncing pads. All of this will be possible while exploring the five brand-new environments featured in the game: an Arcade room that evokes the era of coin-operated games, a residential Backyard transformed into a racing arena, a Mini Golf Course situated in a Wild West town, a Dinosaur Museum, and a retro-style Gas Station diner.
With this collaboration, revealed through an adrenaline-filled trailer, Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2 – Turbocharged proves to be a truly transmedia experience, extending well beyond the gaming community to Hot Wheels® and Fast & Furious fans worldwide.
“We’re delighted to bring these two iconic racing franchises even closer together in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged, building on years of collaboration with our wonderful partners at Universal Games and Digital Platforms,” said Mike DeLaet, Global Head of Digital Gaming at Mattel. “You’d be hard pressed to find a more natural pairing than Hot Wheels and Fast & Furious, and the team at Milestone have done an outstanding job with bringing these fan-favorite vehicles to life in authentic Hot Wheels Unleashed fashion”.
“We are proud and excited to collaborate with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to bring the legendary Fast & Furious franchise to the virtual tracks of Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 – Turbocharged,” said Andrea Loiudice, Publishing Director at Milestone. “This partnership will fuel the adrenaline of players worldwide, who will unleash their imagination behind the wheel of their favorite Fast & Furious vehicles. We appreciate Mattel’s contribution to such a significant collaboration and we can’t wait to witness the thrill and joy it will bring to gamers worldwide”.
Hot Wheels Unleashed™ 2 – Turbocharged is available now for pre-order on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. For more information, visit hotwheelsunleashed.com.